There are millions of people on social networking sites. Because of this, social media is quickly becoming a valuable source for companies to locate potential employees. Social recruiting is a simple, yet effective way to actively engage with others and find exceptional talent for your company.
Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin provide unlimited access to well qualified individuals who have posted their experience and talents. Pay attention to which site delivers the best results. It also lets people see what your expectations are within your organization. There are many benefits involved when choosing to implement social media in the recruiting process.
- The ability to reach candidates free means more job postings are being viewed by a larger amount of job seekers, including people who are not actively looking for a new position.
- Using social media lets employers identify candidates that are a potential fit for the company.
- Social media is a great environment for referrals, increasing your chances of finding candidates that excel in your space.
- Social media recruiting is a cost effective way of spreading information on a critical role across your network in an instant.
Implementing this method of recruiting doesn’t follow the same rules as the old fashioned job posting of days past. No more stacks of resumes and missed phone calls. Connecting with others and building relationships with like minded individuals is the key to opening future opportunities. You can build a huge pool of talented people who are exhilarated and ready to come to work.