Latest figures suggest that over 90% of employers are using social media for hiring. Why? Because talent shortages and tough economic conditions remain in place throughout the world – including the Netherlands – and social media is an effective new way to find both domestic and international talent at a low price.
This is why employers should get on board with social media hiring or risk being left behind in the war for talent. There are three social media hiring channels that you should focus on and these are: Linked-In, Facebook and Twitter.
Ideally, you would focus your initial efforts on Linked-In as this is the most business focused social network and contains the most detailed professional profiles, making it an excellent hiring tool.
Having built your Linked-In company page and connected your HR team or hiring managers to the company page, you are ready to start hiring on Linked-In. One way to do this is to join several industry/profession related groups and post vacancies on their internal jobs boards, exposing your advert to a massive industry relevant audience.
Alternately, you can search the Linked-In member database...
Social media is an important and exciting new recruitment channel which many employers are now incorporating into their hiring process. Reports suggest that up to 90% of employers now use social media to attract talent. The most popular social media hiring channel is Linked-In and Twitter is very popular too. So, what does it take to effectively attract talent through Linked-In or Twitter?
Starting with Linked-In. One of the most effective ways to find talent on Linked-In is to build a following of relevant talent on Linked-In and then to market vacancies to your following. The best way to do this is to develop a Company Page and to link each of your employees to your company page.
In order to encourage industry relevant talent to follow your Company Page, you are able to join industry relevant groups where you can post timely and relevant updates which advertise your employer brand. You can also post: news updates, article links, product news, company news, industry press releases etc... on your Company Page which will also be seen in the Linked-In general news feed for your followers. But, importantly, these updates will also be advertised on the front page of each of...
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