What Are the Best Channels for Sourcing 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. Among the most traditional, and often most effective, methods of sourcing candidates is the old-fashioned approach of looking inward. Professional networking and social media sites. The post What Are the Best Channels for Sourcing Candidates?

5 Recruitment Takeaways From the State of Social Media 2015

Social Talent

MDG Advertising have just released their “ State of the Internet 2015 ” infographic, and it’s jam-packed with findings surrounding social media and it’s usage in 2015. Well, it reveals a number of interesting stats surrounding the usage of social media by people the world over (read: job seekers the world over) that you can use to inform and advise how you use social media in your recruiting efforts. Social-Hire.com see an opportunity.


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Which One Are You When It Comes To Social Media?

Staffing Talk

I must admit I am bit confused about social media use after doing a little bit of reading and researching for this post. Richard Branson recently wrote in this blog about the surprising lethargy in the executive suite when it comes to engaging in social media. However, when you get to the very top of companies, there is a surprising lethargy about using the online tools already available: social media.

Diversity and Fashion: What are the Most Influential Cultures?

Recruiting Blogs

The fashion world is bursting with inspiration, diversity, and creativity. With the emergence of social media platforms including Instagram and Pinterest, it has never been easier to find inspiration for our seasonal looks from trending celebrities and influencers. That’s why the diversity of the fashion industry is something worth admiring. Traditionally British Fashion Inspiration. It’s not only online British influencers who are shaping modern fashion.

5 Uplifting and Inspirational Sourcing News Stories – 18th May 2015

Social Talent

While Facebook introduced more robust search functionality in 2013 with the release of Graph Search, its functionality is extremely limited compared to the potential in the social graph data behind it – as we recruiters well know! Over the weekend, T echCrunch reported that Facebook is working on a new use for its social graph data, which will allow users to search for links to articles directly from Facebook’s mobile app.

Is The Use Of Social Media As A Recruiting Tool Rising Fast Enough?

Staffing Talk

Social media use among recruiters is rising. But it may not be happening fast enough, at least according to a survey of leaders in human resources and talent management who believe their companies are behind in terms of the adoption and use of both internal and external social networking technologies. Most of us probably use social media platforms and networks in some form or fashion to build our brands, market our organizations, and even list specific job reqs.

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. Back in the Day: The Original Social Sourcing. I had what’s normally known as a bucket req; I sourced for one profile, and one profile exclusively.

The Ultimate Recruiters Guide to Using Social Media to Source Candidates in 2019

Recruiterly Blog

When it comes to sourcing candidates and finding the best fit for your business, there’s one place you can’t ignore: social media. adults on Facebook and 3.196 billion people using social media in general – that place is on the social networks. That said, using social media to source candidates is no easy task, and – like with any recruitment strategy – it can be easy to get off course. Why Social Media.

5 Innovative Ways to Source Candidates

Glassdoor for Employers

The most difficult candidates to source are subject matter experts or technical specialists. Consider these pro tips for sourcing candidates. . Referrals and networking – still our best source of top talent” Papanicholas shares. .

What Does the Future of Shopping Hold in the Fashion Industry?

Recruiting Blogs

Although many new shopping trends are a direct result of COVID-19 and brands adapting to life in lockdown, countless changes in the fashion industry were already underway. With this dynamic shift to online shopping and exciting technological innovations becoming available to brands all the time, the world of fashion and e-commerce is evolving and adapting at an impressive rate. So, it appears that the fashion world is certainly heading in the right direction!

Recruiting strategies: a comprehensive guide for small business


Find employees: social recruiting and job boards. Find employees: sourcing and headhunting. Proven ideas in recruiting strategies such as sourcing (looking for talented people who aren’t actively looking for a job) and employer branding are now within reach of any smart, small business.

4 Ways To Engage With Passive Candidates

Social Talent

When it comes to engaging with a passive candidate, recruiters must steer away from old-fashioned techniques. Social Matters. To stand out and appeal to candidates, it’s imperative that you’re making best use of your social platforms. Social media offers numerous opportunities to network, whilst also allowing you to distribute the content you create on a wider scale. Using social geolocation tools is great for these efforts.

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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.

ATTENTION: 6 Critical Recruitment Industry Updates – 11th May 2015

Social Talent

Source: TechCrunch.com. Source: Mashable.com. According to Pinterest’s CCO, Evan Sharp, the ratio of men to women on the social “pinning” site is gradually shifting to a more equal level. More users than ever are international — nearly 40% of the social network’s total user base — across countries such as China, Indonesia, Romania and the Philippines. In the news this week: Significant Change in LinkedIn’s Messaging Policy.

6 of the Best Employer Brands on Snapchat Right Now!

Social Talent

social network among teens beating out Instagram, Twitter and Facebook), but the app’s popularity is growing amongst all demographics. In short, Snapchat has already established itself as one of the major social networks in a short period of time, and it’s expected to continue to grow rapidly for quite some time. The only thing that made sense was the employee voice – which was perfect, because, for the last year, that’s how we had positioned our entire social media strategy.

4 Simple Ways To Effectively Engage With Passive Candidates

Social Talent

When engaging with a passive candidate, recruiters must steer away from old-fashioned techniques. Social Matters. To stand out and appeal to candidates, it’s imperative that you’re making best use of your social platforms. Social media offers numerous opportunities to network, whilst also allowing you to distribute the content you create on a wider scale. Using social geolocation tools is great for these efforts. Source : Techcrunch.

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


Sourcing 101: Passive candidates. There’s more to social media hiring than just tweeting your jobs. Everything you do or say on social media is building your brand. Use blogging, social media and public conversations to keep speaking to your ideal future hires.

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.

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

Social Talent

61% checked “social professional networks” (LinkedIn’s generic term for itself). What this means for you: Social media is now officially as important as job boards when it comes to recruiting, so you need both a presence on and a strategy for social talent acquisition. What they hear about your brand, from social media posts and Glassdoor reviews and LinkedIn company pages, affects what they tell their job-seeking friends. Social media recruiting.

BUMPER EDITION: 9 Fascinating Recruitment Industry News Stories – 15th June 2015

Social Talent

But to woo non-English speaking Chinese users, the social network will, in his view, have to do more to develop its local services. Trying to get your point across in an engaging fashion in 140 characters (as anyone who’s tried it will tell you), can be quite a cumbersome task. For a tech (or at least tech-enabled) startup, doing a live phone call seems kind of old-fashioned, but Goldstein said that at Vettery, “we really want to connect” with the candidates. “I

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

Social Talent

It’s been over 3 years since it was bought by LinkedIn, but only now is SlideShare receiving a deeper integration with the professional social network, namely a rebranding (now it’s “LinkedIn SlideShare”) and a new tool that allows users to clip out the best slides from presentations and save them to topic-based clipboards. It means that hiring managers might hire people who have similar hobbies, experiences and sense of fashion as they have.

A Recruiter’s Guide to Building a Strong LinkedIn Network

Social Talent

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. “Always be sourcing” as Stacy Donovan Zapar (the most connected woman on LinkedIn) says. Everyday friends are a potential source of referrals, a lead for other connections, or potential candidates themselves. It’s called social media for a reason.

9 Intriguing Social Recruiting News Stories – 6th July 2015

Social Talent

Also not among the Top 5 sources in 2006, company career sites are today how 10% of the survey’s responding job seekers found their last job. While some of the results of this survey echo other surveys, including the annual Source of Hire survey compiled by the recruitment consultancy CareerXroads and another from HR software vendor Silkroad, Zappe noted however, that it would be a mistake to read too much into the results.

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

Social Talent

For example, a fashion brand could show a model wearing a complete look, or outfit, on their first slide. LinkedIn No Longer Supporting Microsoft Outlook Social Connector. As of today (9th March 2015) LinkedIn “ will no longer support LinkedIn for Microsoft Outlook Social Connector in Outlook 2003, 2007, and 2010 “ This means that LinkedIn information about your email contacts will NOT be visible in those Outlook versions.

Always Be Closing Almost Never Works In Recruiting.

Recruiting Daily

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. There are a million potential sources of hire out there , and it’s never a good idea to neglect any of the proliferating platforms out there where your next great hire may be hanging out.

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. Check out our “ Ultimate Sourcing Ninja Guide to: Job Advertising ” here for some invaluable tips on how to create killer job ads. The next step is designing strategies based on social science research to address those barriers. In the news this week: LinkedIn’s Q2 2015 Earnings.

Finding The Perfect Candidates For Creative Roles on Pinterest

Social Talent

Pinterest is social media site that allows users to collect images, create boards and follow other pinners as a new way of finding interesting content. The virtual and social pinboard thrives on imagery and design led content. Fashion. The social media site is teeming with professionals from industries like: Education. It is also free text which allows people to structure their bio in any fashion they want- or leave it blank. Social Media

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

Social Talent

All of the passwords were encrypted, or “hashed,” but one of Motherboard’s sources said they had cracked 90% of the passwords in just 3 days. And that “something big” is their brand new fit-assessment/sourcing/screening site: Hooble. If you are looking to attract more entry-level candidates to your jobs, keep in mind 84% of college seniors believe an active social presence can help a company when it comes to recruiting the best talent.

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Would you trust a recruiter who looks like this?

The Whiteboard

For those readers who can somehow avoid trashy media content, this is Kiwi “starlet” Kelsy Karter. Call me ol’ fashioned, but marriage is kinda for life. Employment Human Resources Recruitment Agency HR Recruiter Social MediaWell, would you? Be honest. You know Kelsy Karter; she sang that…song. And she was in that television series. No not that one, the other one. Still no idea? Well join the club.

How to: Actually Engage Passive Candidates (As Proven by Science)

Social Talent

Recruiters told us at Social Talent, for our Global Sourcing Survey last year, that their average response rate was mainly between 20 and 40%. Whereas the other contestants all ate in a similar fashion, picking up the whole hot-dog-bun combo like they would normally, and try and shove as much of the thing in their mouths as they could. Sidekick by Hubspot (works on Outlook, Gmail and AppleMail) is our favourite here at Social Talent.

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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. 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.

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. A total of 55% of you are using it to post jobs, source candidates, share content and message candidates. So today, we’re going to help you make the most of Twitter by introducing you to 7 products/features that will improve the way you use Twitter as a content sharing platform, a candidate sourcing vehicle, an analytical tool and more!

8 News Stories to Set Recruiters’ Tongues Wagging – 20th October 2014

Social Talent

Is there a gender pay gap for recruiting and sourcing professionals? However, sourcing and recruiting expert, Glen Cathey , felt very differently about the revelation. Because, while Starbucks has taken relatively liberal stands on issues varying from same-sex marriage to gun bans, its dress code remained somewhat old-fashioned. Our brand new sourcing tool, SourceHub , now has over 10,000 users!

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”. Recruitment Recruitment Futurology Social Media Social Recruiting Sourcing Twitter

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

Social Talent

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. Source: RollOnFriday.com.

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. Give points for every activity someone can do to refer an employee – social sharing, sending an e-mail, sending a resume, that sort of thing.

Social Recruiting: You’re Doing It Wrong.

Recruiting Daily

The way jobs get created is one heck of a fable, and you probably wouldn’t believe it even if I told it to you, which is why I’ve decided to stick to sourcing and screening instead of storytelling. The Social Recruiting Saga: Our Tale Begins. Speaking on behalf of candidates, social recruiting involves two way engagement with candidates before they ever submit a resume or access a career site. This is a true story about social recruiting.

Walk a Mile in the Candidate’s Shoes: Know How Jobseekers Find Your Company

Recruiting Daily Advisor

Source: spukkato / iStock / Getty. highlights which resources jobseekers rely on when seeking out new employment and provides insights into emerging resources, such as social media, in the recruiting process. Clutch reports that online job boards are the most popular source to find new jobs, as 41% of recent hires say they have successfully found jobs through this resource. When job boards fail to do the trick, good old-fashioned networking comes into play.

8 Shocking and Thought-Provoking Recruitment News Stories this Week – 29th August 2016

Social Talent

Source: www.rappler.com. We can see if we can generate business the old-fashioned way. Source: Australian National Maritime Museum. ” Source: Australian National Maritime Museum. The post 8 Shocking and Thought-Provoking Recruitment News Stories this Week – 29th August 2016 appeared first on Social Talent. Diversity LinkedIn Recruitment News Social Media Twitter USA diversity email emoji monster recruiting news.

The Social Recruiting Round-Up: May 2015

Social Talent

We decided at the beginning of May to dedicate the month to helping you guys drive great results across all aspects of your online sourcing. 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. The Best Times to Post on Social Media (Infographic).