Categories: Recruiting Software Blog
Social media is obviously not a new concept. A Jobvite infograph posted by website Intricate states that 92% of employers currently use some form of social media as part of their recruitment strategy. Companies are utilizing social media to communicate with their employees, gain referrals for recruitment purposes and increase employee engagement. You probably use LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or a combination of these sites along with other social networking options, however, how do you ensure you are fully capitalizing on the capabilities of each site in your current processes?
In the upcoming series of posts, we will delve into each networking site and the choices available, focusing on recruitment strategies and employee engagement. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and other networking sites offer the opportunity to cast a wider net when searching for qualified applicants, as well as the chance to get connected to current employees on a level much more advantageous to both employer and employee. Before we move on, let's look at the rationale behind moving towards a more social network-friendly platform for recruitment and how engagement can be positively affected by integrating social network strategies.
Why should social media be a part of your recruitment strategy?
Why should social media be a part of your employee engagement strategy?
At the end of the day, social media is here to stay so you might as well get on board. Step One: Be sure that proper policies are in place to safeguard the use of social media in your organization. Step Two: Consider the following series as they are posted, each one taking a closer look at specific websites and what they bring to the table. I'm sure I will not list many valid options for each site and possibly leave out a useful site altogether. Please comment with your ideas and/or sites you love!
See how each of these sites can boost the efforts of your organization. LinkedIn. Facebook. Twitter. Google+. YouTube. Pinterest. Instragram. Yammer. Quora, Dribbble, and GitHub. Also look into advice on Managing Employee Use of Social Media, How to Create A Social Media Policy and Social Media Branding and Marketing strategies.
About the Author, Jimmy Hurff
Jimmy is a seasoned technology executive & entrepreneur noted for leading business transformations. Over his 25+ year career, Jimmy has developed multi-platform expertise in the domains of engineering, data analytics, security, compliance & business transformation. Starting in 1995, Jimmy worked with his best friend, David Webb, to develop one of the world's first Internet job board and resume bank applications. From then to now, Jimmy has been consistently helping his customers to build great teams, using best practices and world-class technology.