What is social recruiting?
For me, social recruiting is the process of attracting, engaging and retaining talent through the use of social networks (both online and offline!)
The multi-platform dilemma:
Facebook, Pintrest, LinkedIn, Twitter, Flickr, Vine, Google+ and yes many, many more!
How are you supposed to master all of these platforms?
Do not fear! I've written this blog to guide you through the biggest platforms used for social recruiting (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+).
“LinkedIn is a business-orientated social networking service”
As you can see, there are many benefits to using LinkedIn as part of your social recruitment strategy. Some may argue that you can use this tool alone to fulfil all you recruitment needs.
I’ll leave that up to you decide but check out these tips for social recruiting with LinkedIn:
No introduction is needed here – Facebook represents 83% of all time spent of social networks. It’s a major player.
With Facebook being such a big platform, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Here are some tips for social recruiting with Facebook:
“An online social networking and microblogging site that enables users to send and read short messages”
Tips for social recruiting with Twitter:
“Google+ is a place to connect and explore all of your interests. Share photos, send messages and stay in touch with people”
Fancy trying Google+? Here’s how to get the most out of it for social recruiting:
Is that all there is to social recruiting?
The short answer, no. but it is a great place to get started.
At the beginning of this blog I mentioned that social recruiting is both an online and offline activity.
Here are some other social recruiting activities you can implement to take your recruitment strategy to the next level:
So, what are you waiting for? Go and get started on your social recruitment strategy – you’d be amazed at the results!
Hi, I'm Chantelle Jones