One of the most pronounced trends in social media adoption today is without doubt the drive by corporates to incorporate social recruiting approaches as a key element in their hiring strategies. That's why we're delighted to share the following post by Marcie Taylor with some quick social recruiting tips for social recruiting newbies - or those wanting a quick sanity check on whether they're doing things right...
The biggest question I get from recruiters is: how can I use social media to recruit the best talent?
Gone are the days of having to sift through hundreds of paper resumes in order to find candidates that might fit a position you are recruiting for. Using social media tools allow you to connect and engage with a wider pool of talent.
But which channels should you use? What should you post? When is the best time to post? To be sure, social media can get pretty confusing. And so I’d like to share with you some best practices for Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Just remember, that each channel has its own rules and its own audience. What works for Twitter might not work on LinkedIn and so on.
Once you’ve set up a Twitter account, remember that engagement is key – share, ask, respond. Do not rely on scheduled tweets alone or having your other channels automatically post to Twitter.
Like it or not, Facebook is the biggest social network at the moment. At the end of 2012, studies show ed that people spent nearly 8 hours a month on Facebook. So you must:
You probably already have a LinkedIn profile. It is, after all, known as the professional social network.
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