Ready to Start Social Recruiting? 4 Questions to Cover With Marketing First

Rally Recruitment Marketing

As Recruitment Marketers we know that social media can be extremely helpful to any organization’s recruiting efforts. While we know social is worth investing time in, there are many questions that need to be answered before jumping in: like whether you ought to share social accounts with marketing, and who should be responsible for creating and posting content? What is the goal of your company’s current social media accounts? .

Social Recruiting: You’re Doing It Wrong.

Recruiting Daily

Here’s the thing about being a recruiter. That’s why when I tell a story, I always feel like I have to point out that it’s true – as a recruiter, some things are just too weird to put out there without putting out a disclaimer. But I’m not going to lie to you – even though, I am a recruiter, as we’ve established. The Social Recruiting Saga: Our Tale Begins. This is a true story about social recruiting.


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7 FREE Twitter Products for Serious Social Recruiters

Social Talent

Twitter is now the second most popular social network among recruiters and sourcers the world over. However, when asked what they thought of recruiters/employers efforts on the popular micro-blogging site, job seekers were less than impressed! Twitter Analytics is one of the most comprehensive free analytics products associated with a social network on the market. But what does this new character limit mean for recruiters? For example, (recruiter | recruiting).

9 Intriguing Social Recruiting News Stories – 6th July 2015

Social Talent

of the 330 job seekers and 40 recruiters who took the survey, said they had found their last job by “responding to an ad posted on a commercial job board”. also said they had found their last job after being “contacted by a recruiter who had seen their resume in a job board database” like Monster or Careerbuilder. LinkedIn Reveals Recruitment Agency as a Top Influential UK Brand. Time to start paying close attention to Hays’ recruiting/content marketing strategies methinks!

What Are the Best Channels for Sourcing Candidates?


With unemployment at its lowest point in years, employers are being forced to get increasingly creative when it comes to finding and recruiting candidates. Fortunately, the digital age has provided no shortage of channels for sourcing candidates, which include a whole host of competing job sites, as well as an ever-expanding list of social media platforms. Professional networking and social media sites.

Anti-Social Recruiting: Why Sourcing Best Practices Are BS

Recruiting Daily

Back in the Day: The Original Social Sourcing. I think, as much as recruiters complain about an impossible to fill requisition, the truth is the tighter the parameters, paradoxically, the easier it makes sourcing. But the hardest part of sourcing isn’t when you identify a qualified candidate; it’s getting them to return your phone calls and e-mails, because chances are, if you found them, they’re already inundated with recruiting related communiqué.

The Social Recruiting Round-Up: May 2015

Social Talent

Each week, we strove to bring you practical and useful tips, tricks and frameworks for composing better job tweets, writing killer job ads, nailing the perfect LinkedIn invite, perfecting social content posting, using essential online tools, and engaging with in-demand talent. Today, we’re bringing together all of that knowledge into one blog post package – the Social Recruiting Round-Up for May 2015. The Best Times to Post on Social Media (Infographic).

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!).

3 Tips on How To Become a Social Recruiting Mastermind in 2018

Social Talent

Social media has become a necessity for recruiters in today’s working world. Its functions are endless with recruiters finding new and exciting ways to post a job advert, source new talent or to advertise their company culture. Social media is especially useful for finding passive candidates. All in all, social media is a pretty big deal for recruiters. Fashion. Promote Your Workplace Using Social Media.

A Recruiter’s Handbook Guide to Instagram

Social Talent

Now, I know what you’re thinking; “ here comes Social Talent with yet another blog post about another social network I should have started using yesterday ”. teens (aka, the people you’ll be looking to hire in 2-5 years time) consider Instagram to be the most important social network, (in comparison just 23% consider Facebook to be as important). How can Instagram be used for recruiting? How are other companies using Instagram to recruit?

8 Fascinating Recruitment News Stories – 14th September 2015

Social Talent

In the news this week: SHRM Survey Reveals 2/3 of Companies Made Social Media Hires in the Last Year. Two-thirds of all companies have sourced new hires in the last year from social media , that’s according to a new study conducted by SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management). LinkedIn was by far the most heavily used social recruiting site, with 57% of the respondents sourcing at least one hire from the site in the last year.

4 Ways To Engage With Passive Candidates

Social Talent

Passive candidates are rich with experience and the skills they possess often making them the ideal candidate for any recruiter. When it comes to engaging with a passive candidate, recruiters must steer away from old-fashioned techniques. Remember, your objective as a recruiter is to be noticed by your target audience. New technology continues to determine the recruitment process, so make the right choice when considering what way you’re going to approach them.

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Always Be Closing Almost Never Works In Recruiting.

Recruiting Daily

And if you think that “always be closing” is always a great approach for building and nurturing nascent relationships, you probably suck at recruiting. Contrary to popular belief, any realtor, car salesman or contingency recruiter will agree that social selling, the ultimate act of transforming a new relationship into a meaningful connection that’s mutually beneficent, doesn’t happen overnight. The Medium Is Not the Recruiting Message.

9 Need-to-Know Recruitment News Stories – 21st September 2015

Social Talent

Perhaps most importantly, instead of dealing with a recruiter who’s just trying to fill a role to earn a commission, the candidates work with Hired Talent Advocates, and those advocates are judged based on the job seeker’s satisfaction. That means now is the time for more targeted recruiting and a stronger employer brand to reach new talent, as well as employee engagement initiatives to retain your best talent. Social media recruiting.

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.

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.

4 Simple Ways To Effectively Engage With Passive Candidates

Social Talent

Passive candidates are rich with experience and the skills they possess often making them the ideal candidate for any recruiter. When engaging with a passive candidate, recruiters must steer away from old-fashioned techniques. Remember, your objective as a recruiter is to be noticed by your target audience. New technology continues to determine the recruitment process, so make the right choice when considering how you’re going to approach them.

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7 Fascinating Recruitment News Stories to Start August – 4th August 2015

Social Talent

Thursday saw LinkedIn’s Q2 earnings beat analyst expectations in dramatic fashion, sending the stock up as much as 14% in extending trading. The company has been actively building new areas of its business to help it grow beyond its usual premium subscriptions and recruiting services. LinkedIn CFO Steve Sordello and CEO Jeff Weiner also both said the company was preparing improvements and new products to its recruitment and hiring segments that will be rolled out in October.

Are You Making These 5 Twitter Recruiting Mistakes?


Now, I know, “social media recruiting” is shaping up to be one of those buzzwords that’s more bark than bite. And I know that LinkedIn gets all the social recruiting love from hiring managers these days. Twitter can be a great addition to your social media recruiting efforts, but not if you muck it up. If not, you may have more success with other social networks, or sticking with good old-fashioned offline recruiting.

8 Juicy Recruiting News Stories to Sink Your Teeth Into – 9th March 2015

Social Talent

It’s simple, it’s easy, it looks really cool and it has great recruitment potential! For example, a fashion brand could show a model wearing a complete look, or outfit, on their first slide. Click here for our complete “ Recruiter’s Handbook Guide to Instagram ” – everything you need to know about the recruitment-related merits of the app and why using it could be the best thing you ever do for your recruitment and employer branding efforts.

Recruiting strategies: a comprehensive guide for small business


At this stage your company doesn’t have a dedicated recruiting team. The tools you use weren’t designed for recruiting. You don’t have much that amounts to a recruiting strategy. Find employees: social recruiting and job boards. What is social recruiting?

The Startup Hiring Guide: Hiring for rapid growth from 5 to 50


I talk to high-growth startups every day and I keep hearing versions of “compared to recruiting, fundraising was easy”. Recruiting software and tools. There’s more to social media hiring than just tweeting your jobs. How to do social the right way.

9 Mind-Blowing and Mind-Boggling Recruitment News Stories this Week – 23rd May 2016

Social Talent

In recruitment news this week: Freelance Workers Will Soon Outnumber Employees. Is your recruitment strategy prepared for the so-called “Uberization” of recruitment? RELATED: The ‘Uberization’ of Recruitment: What You Need to Know ). Something big launching soon for career recruitment…” says the leading statement on the homepage of the newly-established However, 61% of recruiters feel their company will hear them out.

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A Recruiter’s Guide to Building a Strong LinkedIn Network

Social Talent

The strength of a recruiter’s candidate pool is only as strong as their network. It’s really important for recruiters to have a deep candidate pool from which to source, but it’s even more important that that pool is full of connections relevant to the industries you tend to source within. This becomes particularly important if you are recruiting for specific disciplines over and over again. Click here for our Recruiters Guide to Creating a Kick-Ass Content Strategy.

The Games People Play

The Whiteboard

The downloads and usage stats have been insane, eclipsing Tinder, Twitter, and steamrolling pretty much every social channel in front of it. In a similarly predictable fashion, countless recruitment blogs and LinkedIn click-bait fodder have and will be written with titles such as “10 things Pokémon GO taught us about Millennials”. New Zealand’s own Chris South somewhat facetiously suggested there could be future opportunities for us millennial-candidate short recruiters.

8 Recruitment News Stories to Keep You In-the-Know this Week – 7th March 2016

Social Talent

In recruitment news this week: Jobbatical Scores $2M. Meanwhile, in typical job matching fashion, Jobbatical generates revenue by taking a small commission on each successful hire, and plans to launch additional supporting services to help new employees relocate. The Demographic Breakdown of Social Media Users. LinkedIn is the only major social media platform for which usage rates are higher among 30- to 49-year-olds than among 18- to 29-year-olds.


The Recruiting Inferno

Lately, there’s been a growing amount of anger, disillusionment, and Straight-Outta-Compton need for attention across the social galaxy. Lines being drawn, lines being crossed, lines being blurred and the silence or screams that have followed have been too easy to track – I mean, if you wanted to spend hours each day involved in this “social sleuthing”. Social Media has decisively changed the game as it relates to how people handle drama in their personal and professional lives.


The Recruiting Inferno

Lately, there’s been a growing amount of anger, disillusionment, and Straight-Outta-Compton need for attention across the social galaxy. Lines being drawn, lines being crossed, lines being blurred and the silence or screams that have followed have been too easy to track – I mean, if you wanted to spend hours each day involved in this “social sleuthing”. Social Media has decisively changed the game as it relates to how people handle drama in their personal and professional lives.

How to recruit on Pinterest


It’s a social platform that can help companies build strong employer brands and attract potential candidates. Here’s how to start recruiting on Pinterest: What is Pinterest? Why recruit on Pinterest? Consider recruiting on Pinterest if you’re hiring: Women: Most Pinterest users are women , making it a good place to source more female candidates. Millennials: Like most social networks, Pinterest is popular with millennials. How to recruit on Pinterest.

The Ultimate Guide To Job Posting


There is no magic bullet in recruiting. The next step is to take advantage of social media to spread the word that you’re hiring. Even now some of the smartest companies are still hobbling their recruiting effort by using accounting tools to get it done. MEDIA.

You’d Better Ask Somebody: Why Employee Referrals (Still) Matter in Hiring.

Recruiting Daily

That’s the paradox of social networking; while our updates ostensibly reflect what’s going on in our life, we can no longer lead lives that aren’t largely informed by what happens online, and how our connections will react, no matter how much of a stretch that “friend” moniker might in fact be. On a recent appearance on the Animal radio show, Matt Charney was talking about what constitutes “great” recruiting content.

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Recruiters

Arya Recruiting Robotics

Here are five New Year’s resolutions that every recruiter should make this year. Embrace social and mobile recruiting. You’ve heard about the importance of social and mobile recruiting, and you’ve been meaning to ramp up your tactics, but…no more excuses! Your first recruiting resolution of 2016 should be to create or enhance your social and mobile recruiting strategies. Let’s talk about mobile recruiting first.

The Robots Are Coming…Slowly

The Whiteboard

To summarise in true Whiteboard fashion, candidates in the most part, aren’t really digging Recruitment Tech. They’ll apply to a job posted via social media, but that’s where engagement trails off, with only 9% of Australians having completed a video interview. Even the number of Aussies applying to “social media job ads” (whatever that actually means), is 8% less than the global average.

BUMPER EDITION: 8 Headline-Making Recruitment News Stories this Week – 8th August 2016

Social Talent

In recruitment news this week: LinkedIn Finally Adds Video to Your Feed. LinkedIn’s latest move into video isn’t surprising, after all it has been one of the biggest growth engines for a number of other social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and most recently Instagram. RELATED: How to: Produce a Kick-Ass Recruitment Video for FREE in Under 60 Minutes ). This Recruiting Tool is Using Gamification to Match People with Their Dream Job.

HubSpot, Snapchat, and How to Not Be So Boring With Your Recruiting


Let’s consider another medium of communication and information gathering that’s become increasingly prevalent over the last ten years—to the point where it’s irreplaceable and engrained in our daily habits—social media. If companies are recruiting on the web by asking job seekers to express interest in their vacant positions—uploading a resume, typing the required information—why not integrate other methods of digital communication we have with that same request?

Using A Visual Medium To Enhance The Recruiting Process

Recruit CRM

Using the visual medium as a part of the social recruitment process was already present but it's even more in fashion owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. All in all, now the question is how would you use visuals in your recruitment method?

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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. The fact that so many people think that tools like social media or email automation are more effective ways to target and engage with talent than simply making a phone call (old fashioned though it may be) absolutely blows my mind.

Small Business Hiring Expert Rebecca Barnes-Hogg on the Best Ways to Recruit Right Now


She’s been honing her recruiting skills since she was a teenager and made it her mission to help her high school friends find summer jobs. In her June 13 webinar for MightyRecruiter , Rebecca shares her unique recruiting strategies and her pro tips for overcoming the challenges of hiring in today’s dynamic recruiting landscape. You’ve written that, “ Recruiters have to be proactive and engage with candidates long before an opening exists.” Rebecca Barnes-Hogg.

Recruiting on Instagram: 4 Companies Crushing It

Glassdoor for Employers

Using social media for recruiting purposes goes way beyond LinkedIn. recruiters used LinkedIn for social recruiting purposes last year, just 40 percent of job seekers did. Some companies trying to attract younger employees find that Snapchat is an effective recruitment tool. And then there are the companies recruiting on Instagram. Looking for recruiting inspiration on Instagram can be kind of like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

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All in One Recruiting Technology? What’s Not to Like?


That’s because smartphones are more than phones, actually we text, tweet, chat, and post on social media with them more than we actually talk on them. Recently I spoke to a group of HR and Recruiting friends about their systems. Most said that their systems did not match up well with the new social recruiting trends of today and unfortunately they were locked into contracts and could not upgrade. No, real recruiting takes skill and a strategy.