5 Key Metrics to Track for Social Recruiting Success

Proactive Talent

If you’re recruiting in 2017, there’s no doubt that social media is part of your plan. There’s really no way around it, whether you are actively sourcing and recruiting through unique social networks, or simply using an auto-share option to post job openings to more common social sites. Either way, nearly every company is using social recruiting in one way or another, and it’s going to become an even bigger focus with each passing year.

How to Use Facebook for Social Recruiting Messaging

Boolean Black Belt

When it comes to sourcing and recruiting, you should not ignore the potential of Facebook given that it has 1.38B monthly active users and 890M daily active users. Also, you should know that according to Jobvite’s 2014 Job Seeker Nation Report , 76% of social job seekers found their current position through Facebook. Jobvite also found that while job seekers flock to Facebook, recruiters prefer LinkedIn when searching for potential candidates.

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14 Tips on How to Use Twitter for Social Recruiting

Boolean Black Belt

Twitter’s been around for nearly 8 years and has always been popular in recruiting circles, but there are still plenty of recruiters who don’t use Twitter to its full potential or are simply new to using Twitter for recruiting. For example, just the other day I noticed in one of my Hootsuite streams a recruiter with 3 followers tweet about a job. Many of the responses were “Hey, you gotta start somewhere,” which of course is true.

6 Metrics for Measuring Social Recruiting Wins

Dice

Although measuring rising followers and engagement scores is a first step when getting into social recruiting, a recent survey by Gallup found that these soft metrics can prove misleading. As your social recruiting programs mature, it’s important to dig a little deeper to see how your efforts are impacting your business goals. Sources of Influence. Recruiters have historically tracked source-of-hire to identity and focus on the most fruitful sources of talent.

How to Use Instagram for Social Recruiting

FireFish Software

You no doubt have a social recruitment strategy that includes the likes of LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, but what about Instagram? Of course, you’ll still find these kinds of images, however, Instagram can also be used as part of a wider social recruitment strategy to increase candidate and client reach and engagement, as well as being a useful sourcing tool if you know where to look! Marketing Social Recruitment

Anti-Social Recruiting: Why Sourcing Best Practices Are BS

Recruiting Daily

My very first job title ever was as a “sourcing analyst,” which had the necessary gravitas at the time to make me not feel bad compared to my B-School buddies who selected, rather than scrounged, for their gigs. This role was, essentially, how sourcing is still largely defined: name generation and verification. Of course, this was in 2005, and the explosion of publicly available personal information that’s so ubiquitous today was, at the time, still in its infancy.

Why Ignoring Social Recruiting Will Cost You Your Career

Social Talent

Recruiting is merging with marketing. It used to be that recruiters were merely CV shufflers, matching a resume to a job. Recruiting, as it stands today, is failing as fast as a confused, out of shape, ballerina on ice skates! Whose responsibility is this if not for the thousands of recruiters’ out there? So, imagine a world where job boards and agency recruiting are ineffective and inexistent… I firmly believe that day is close upon us.

5 Social Recruiting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Glassdoor for Employers

Social media has had a massive impact on almost every aspect of business — and recruiting is no exception. Today’s candidates use social media to find their future employers, and as a result, recruiters have embraced platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook as valuable recruiting channels. Consider these statistics : 80% of employers say social recruiting helps them find passive candidates. Use social media to tell your brand’s story.

9 Major Social Recruiting News Stories this Week – 27th July 2015

Social Talent

In the news this week: LinkedIn Reveal the “7 Deadly Sins of Recruiting” In a post on their Talent Blog site last week, LinkedIn Influencer, Paul Petrone, revealed the seven recruiter philosophies that “lead to a pattern of errors that will end in a ruined employer brand, a bunch of frustrated people and a company that’s devoid of top talent” 1. Twitter is announcing a straightforward way for advertisers (and recruiters my friends!)

Social Recruiting Round-Up – April 2015

Social Talent

No, not THAT “time of the month” sillies – it’s time for our monthly social recruiting round-up; a collection of the most popular blog posts, the most talked about infographics and the biggest recruitment and sourcing news stories of the last month. Enjoy and Happy Friday Recruiters!: Grid your loins recruiters! 5 Twitter Sins Recruiters Need to STOP Committing. 5 Incredible Recruiting Hacks to Boost Your Productivity STAT!

Why Social Recruiting Is Everyone’s Job.

Recruiting Daily

If you’re like most employers, you’ve probably already set up some sort of social media presence dedicated to careers and hiring. A recent study showed fully 94% of recruiters reported using at least one social network for sourcing or talent attraction in 2015, evidence that this emerging technology has already moved from the recruitment margins to the mainstream. Scoring Net Promoters: 3 Keys for Social Recruiting Success.

Why You Should Stop Wasting Your Time With Social Recruiting

Recruiting Daily

There’s nothing new – or even remotely interesting – about the concept of social recruiting, yet for some reason that doesn’t seem to stop this industry from discussing and dissecting this passe, seemingly passing fad incessantly. In fact, I’m pretty sure we’ve been talking about social recruiting since 2007 – if not even earlier. Why Social Recruiting Is A Waste Of Time. How To Really Make Recruiting Social.

The Social Recruiting Round-Up: June 2015

Social Talent

At the start of June we decided to dedicate most of the month’s blog content to helping you guys make the most of all of the excellent recruitment/HR conferences that were taking place around the world in June (and the months to come). We also gave you a heads up on some of the hottest topics being discussed at these conferences, like the issue of unconscious bias and the deadly affect it can have on the recruitment process. Contractors and temp recruiters rejoice!).

How Hootsuite Hires: A Social Recruiting Success Story

Recruiting Daily

Hootsuite , a high growth, high tech employer based in Vancouver has emerged as one of the most widely used social business platforms on the market. Its enterprise social monitoring and publishing tools have fueled the company’s explosive growth from bootstrap to big brand, from start-up to social success story. And if you’re reading this, well, no need to tell you how tough tech recruiting really is out there. In social media. Other than owls, of course.

Excellent New Twitter Talent Sourcing and Recruiting Tool

Boolean Black Belt

Do you leverage Twitter in your sourcing and recruiting efforts? If NO – I strongly recommend you read my 14 Tips on How to Use Twitter for Social Recruiting and see the two comments from Matt Chiasson. I received a notification from the Google+ Social Recruiting community last week that Hung Lee believes he found something that “ pretty much destroys FollowerWonk as a Twitter sourcing tool.

Sourcing Summit 2015: The Best Bits

The Whiteboard

Earlier this week witnessed the gathering of the glitterati of the New Zealand recruitment community at the 2015 Sourcing Summit. Well that might be over egging the pudding slightly, but it was certainly a damn good-looking bunch of recruiters, agency and in-house, a smattering of HR, and edifying in the extreme to see so many new faces coming along to hear about some cutting edge talent sourcing tools, products, stories, ideas, tips, tricks and hacks.

Social Recruiting Round-Up – January 2015

Social Talent

Yes, the first month of 2015 is coming to an end, but in case you missed any of the most the month’s popular blog posts, the most talked about infographics and the biggest recruitment and sourcing news stories, we have them all here for you to enjoy: Top Blogs in January: How to: Radically Improve Your Candidate Response Rates in 2 Easy Steps. Top 8 Recruitment Conferences You MUST VISIT in Spring/Summer 2015. Top 10 Screening Mistakes Made by Recruiters (Infographic).

Dashboard Confessional: How To Lie With Social Recruiting Analytics

Recruiting Daily

As someone who’s more or less grown up with the commoditization and corporate adoption of social media, and as someone who gets paid to do this stuff, I’ve seen a huge shift in the way analytics play a role in informing that particular marketing function. The ability to forecast the relative volume of search engine queries or the reach of a target professional demographic segment on social is how people get paid on the Internet, after all. Social Analytics: A Reach for Relevance.

7 Unmissable Social Recruiting News Stories – 13th July 2015

Social Talent

Not only will this help you to attract better talent, investments in professional development will of course allow your employees to remain at the top of their game and secure you stay competitive. These organisations focus on how their policies regarding sustainability, fair trade, and other social programs make a tangible contribution to society. While LinkedIn may be able to tell recruiters what a candidate can do, Twitter is able to tell them who a candidate is.

Candidate Experience: A Crash Course for Modern Recruiters

Jibe

Due to an unprecedented demand for more foundational candidate experience content, we’ve created the first-ever candidate experience crash course. This article is designed to help beginner recruiters better understand and utilize candidate experience best practices across the recruiting lifecycle. Candidate experience refers to how job seekers perceive and react to employers’ sourcing, recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding processes.

How Hootsuite Hires: A Social Recruiting Success Story

Recruiting Daily

Hootsuite , a high growth, high tech employer based in Vancouver has emerged as one of the most widely used social business platforms on the market. Its enterprise social monitoring and publishing tools have fueled the company’s explosive growth from bootstrap to big brand, from start-up to social success story. And if you’re reading this, well, no need to tell you how tough tech recruiting really is out there. In social media. Other than owls, of course.

4 Tips on How to Use Social Media to Attract Top Talent: Social Recruiting

CakeHR

The social media revolution led by Facebook made us more connected to each other than ever — at least virtually. Here are some of the top areas of our lives that social media changed over the years. The Impact of Social Media on Our Day to Day Lives. #1. Social media is now our source of news. Social media gives us the power to follow people, pages, channels, and groups that interest us. Social media has changed how we meet and connect with people.

Drive Sourcing Through The Power Of Periscope

ERE SourceCon

Well, I can speak to it of course, but the best way is to give a candidate a tour during the interview? But what if we could also use that “tour” and those Q&A sessions as a part of our social recruiting arsenal to proactively recruit and source new talent? That’s where Periscope becomes a great tool to drive traffic to our jobs and source candidates proactively. What goes through your mind when interviewing for a job?

Social Recruiting and the Metrics that Count

Breezy HR

With social media becoming more and more a channel for recruiting success, it is time to make sure that social recruiting is attributing to actual candidates. There are standard metrics for determining the return on investment for recruiting. With social media becoming more and more a channel for recruiting success, it is time to make sure that social recruiting is attributing to actual candidates. Not every social channel is useful.

How To Become A Badass At Sourcing.

Recruiting Daily

I know, a lot of you think phone sourcing is either old fashioned or completely obsolete – the technological antipode of things like crowdfunding, social media or ecommerce. And I admit, phone sourcing isn’t the newest – or sexiest – method for finding and developing talent out there these days. Phoning It In: A Sourcing Call To Action. Keep Sourcing Simple, Stupid. Phone sourcing is also a simple game.

Course TSPK101- Expanding Your Technology Vocabulary For Business Use

SailorAnn

Social Networking. Employees are increasingly demanding the use of mobile, cloud and social collaboration at work. Things like importing their talent profile from LinkedIn, requesting and approving vacation on their smart phone or using SharePoint to crowd source ideas from multiple internal and external stakeholders to complete a project. What guidelines need to be added to our code of conduct around acceptable usage of social media at work? Social Collaboration.

10 tools that help IT recruiters in sourcing technical talents

Devskiller

IT sourcing takes a great deal of recruiter’s time. Of course as a technical recruiter you have your tips and tricks, proven methods and techniques that work and let you find the most valuable tech talents. That’s why we looked for sourcing tools that can improve your recruitment process. This lets IT recruiters see skills, abilities, passions, and creativity at a glance rather than after hours (or days) of search and communications. Recruit’em.

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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Inside The Sourcing Shell Game.

Recruiting Daily

One of the things about sourcing is that if you’re smart, all the hard work that goes into slating candidates and successfully closing a req doesn’t have to disappear just because the job order got filled. Take the most recent project I’ve been working on – an encore, as it were, of a healthcare job I last visited approximately 20 long months ago, which is pretty much an eternity in recruiting terms. And why would any social network share that fact?

BUMPER EDITION: 7 Unmissable Sourcing News Stories – 27th April 2015

Social Talent

During the social network’s Q1 2015 earnings report last Wednesday, the company reported its user base is larger than ever on desktop and mobile. For another look at Facebook’s constantly-growing user base, check out the following charts straight from the social network itself: Basically, if you’re not using Facebook as part of your social recruiting strategy, you are missing out on a gigantic database of potential talent. bchesky @ninamufleh Recruit her.

The most powerful social recruiting technique of all

Metashift

In the plethora of blog posts, white papers, conferences, webinars and hang outs about social recruiting, the focus and topics are always very similar. New tools, new ways of sourcing and vague unquantified references to engagement and "being social". There is a phrase for this, it''s called social proof. Corporate careers sites still seem to favour the staged managed people profiles that have been with us pretty much since online recruitment started.

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New to the Field? The 5 Social Recruiting Essentials.

Recruitalicious

As recruiters, our primary goals are to represent our organizations as brand ambassadors, drive traffic and positive attention, demonstrate competence and tech-savviness, inspire meaningful conversations and remain relevant, timely and precise—ultimately to attract the best available candidates. In social recruiting, specifically, there are countless tools and strategies that can tip the scale in favor of success. In reality, social recruiting is dead.

Top Sourcing Tools: The Ultimate Collection

Beamery

Recruiters have to go out and find (and engage) great candidates for their open roles. To support this growing need, we’ve seen a fantastic ecosystem of new tools and technologies evolve to make sourcing far more efficient (and far smarter). We’ve broken down 13 sourcing tools that every recruiter should consider, and collected a number of our favourite sourcing articles and resources from around the web. Sourcing

How To Source Candidates Using Google Plus and Twitter [Recording]

Sirona Consulting

Google+ and Twitter are still being under-used by recruiters and sourcers looking to identify and engage with new candidates. If you just want to see the slides, here are the slides: Sourcing Candidates Using Twitter and Google+ from Sirona Consulting Ltd. That has been down to me spending much of time writing a new book titled, Social Media Recruitment – How To Successfully Integrate Social Media Into Your Recruitment Strategy.

The 2013 Social Recruiting Survey Results Are Here!

Jobvite

It’s that time of year again… our sixth annual Social Recruiting Survey results are in! If you’re not familiar with our survey, here’s a quick summary: Using email and a variety of social networks, we invite recruiters and HR personnel to share their experiences with us regarding their use of social media in the hiring process. The State of Social Recruiting in 2013. Of course, marketers do this all the time to build new business.

4 Places Candidates Go to Research Your Employer Brand

Rally Recruitment Marketing

This is why candidates today check multiple sources to research your company before deciding whether or not to apply for your job or accept your offer. Here are 4 recruiting channels where candidates will look when researching your company (and some tips on what you should share on each!): #1: Your Careers Website. 3: Your Social Media Profiles. For some companies, their social media profiles are just as important if not more so than their careers page.

Innovative Sourcing, Lesson One: Pay Attention to the Social Data

Entelo

To turbo-charge your sourcing efforts, you’ll also want to know how to decipher social signals that tell when someone is more likely to be receptive to a job opportunity. Many recruiters believe that people will want to give their new job a bit of time, even if it seems like a poor fit, before exploring new opportunities. Uptick in social activity. A similar behavior pattern can be observed on other social media sites.

3 Reasons Why the Term ‘Ninja’ Should be in Your LinkedIn Searches

Social Talent

That’s right, recruiters – the ninja revolution is well and truly upon us. Because of this, it’s important for recruiters to be tuned into the main quirky job titles that are on the rise. No, not just because of Social Talent, but that’s so nice of you to say! So it really doesn’t matter what industry you’re recruiting for, you can bet your bottom dollar that there are ninjas on LinkedIn in that particular field.

Giving LinkedIn Premium a Side Step

The Whiteboard

Assuming that most of the readers of this post will be HR or Recruiter types of some shape or form (and also perhaps my Mum. If you’re a full-time professional recruiter, or recruitment forms a large part of your day to day activities, then using LinkedIn without a Premium subscription is a bit like trying to pass a driving test while blindfolded with white noise blaring from the stereo.

8 Recruitment News Stories the Industry is Buzzing About this Week – 31st August 2015

Social Talent

In the news this week: NEW LinkedIn Recruiter Search Insights Surface Valuable Talent Pool Data. According to a Bersin study , one thing that top recruiters have in common is the ability to analyze and understand talent pools. Yet, LinkedIn data shows that only 1/3 of recruiters say they have access to the tools they need to do this well. According to a LinkedIn survey, 82% of recruiters share that their hiring managers can sometimes have unrealistic expectations.

BUMPER EDITION: 9 Stories the Recruitment Industry is Buzzing About this Week – 24th August 2015

Social Talent

Social media dynamos Instagram and Pinterest nearly doubled their users between 2012 and 2015 , according to a new study — and Pinterest is winning. based think tank, surveyed 1,907 adults this spring to learn about their social media habits. LinkedIn was the only social media platform studied that actually saw its user base decrease slightly from 2014 to 2015: Facebook, of course, remains far and away the most widely-used social media platform.