Screening Candidates Through Social Media

Dice

At this point, social recruiting is firmly ensconced in the toolboxes of most recruiters. Although it’s not the be-all and end-all of their work, more and more recruiters find social media provides them with a universe of qualified candidates that’s both wide in numbers and deep in specific skills. But social media can be an important part of the hiring process, even after a candidate has made it past the résumé review, telephone screen or even the first interview.

What is Social Media Screening?

Jobsoid

Social media screening is a process wherein you refer to your candidates’ social media profiles to ascertain if they are a perfect match for the open job role. While conducting social media background checks may seem […].

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Social Media and Recruiting

Recruiting Daily Advisor

Do you use various social media sites during your recruiting process? For anyone not already doing so, you may be interested to know that there are quite a few ways social media sites can be used during the recruiting process.

Where is Social Media Going Next?

Recruiting Daily

Blog Posts Featured News Recruiting Tech Candidate Screening Candidates Guest Post Social MediaIs The Quartet of Candidate Research & Engagement “Dying”? Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Candidate Experience and Social Media

Jobsoid

This includes all stages of the recruitment process, beginning from job search, application, screening, and onboarding. The post Candidate Experience and Social Media appeared first on Jobsoid.

Should Your Business Screen Employees Using Social Media?

Recruiting Daily Advisor

Social media not only is a revolutionary communication tool but also offers several advantages to businesses. On top of this, an increasing number of organizations use it to screen potential job candidates. But on social media, people tend to show their true colors.

Tips for Using Social Media in Recruiting

Recruiting Daily Advisor

Social media can be a simple and cost-effective way to connect with potential job candidates. Most employers today use social media in some capacity, but not all use it for recruiting. Using Social Media in Recruiting: Do’s. Here are some tips: If using social media as part of the background-screening process, consider using a third party to reduce the risk of finding information that should not be used in hiring.

Guest Blog: Three Industry-Specific Ways To Tailor Your Company’s Social Media Screening

HireRight

The post Guest Blog: Three Industry-Specific Ways To Tailor Your Company’s Social Media Screening appeared first on Employment Background Check Blog - HireRight.

9 Steps To Clean Up Your Social Media Image

4 Corner Resources Staffing Blog

What may not be as top-of-mind is your social media presence. According to a CareerBuilder survey , 70 percent of employers actively investigate social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to screen candidates during the hiring process.

What Are Jobseekers Hiding on Social Media?

Recruiting Daily Advisor

If you’re using social media to recruit jobseekers, be warned that these potential employees may be hiding things from you in order to seem like the ideal candidate. According to a new survey conducted by employment screening agency JDP , 43% of jobseekers enable privacy settings to keep material hidden from current employers and future social media screenings. Adjusting your social media presence isn’t always about hiding,” JDP finds.

Did You Know Some Employers Use Social Media to Screen Job Candidates?

HireRight

While many companies use social media sites to recruit and advertise job openings to candidates, only a small percentage of them use social media to evaluate job candidates. The post Did You Know Some Employers Use Social Media to Screen Job Candidates? Social Media background check online background check recruiter recruiting recruiting tip social media social media background check social media background screening social recruiting

How Can a Social Media Detox Hinder Your Job Search?

Undercover Recruiter

Have you heard about the recent social media detox trend? It seems to be all the rage to stop using social media, either temporarily or permanently, in an attempt to focus on living life instead of viewing it through a smartphone screen. How Can a Social Media Detox Hinder Your Job Search? Recruiting candidate screening hiring process job search John Feldmann Social Media Detox

Should You Be Using Social Media Screenings for Your Candidates?

Contract Recruiter

Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram; social media is mainstream. Virtually everyone has at least one social media profile, though how much they use it, how easy it is to find and identify as theirs, and how valuable it is will vary wildly. The Legality of Social Media Screening.

How Staffing Competes with Social Media Temp Apps

SmartSearch

Are the temporary staffing apps popping up on social media just a nuisance – or are they a real threat to your staffing agency? complete credentialing, reference checks, drug screening and background checks.

Survey: Social Media Screening of Candidates Hits an All-Time High

Recruiting Daily

Everyone knows that lots of recruiters screen candidates on social media, but did you know how many employers are doing it? According to the latest survey by CareerBuilder, a whopping 70 percent of employers use social media to screen candidates before hiring, and that’s up significantly from 60 […]. News candidate advice CareerBuilder John Hollon pre-employment screening Recruiting Industry Social Media

Social Media Screening: Pros, Cons, and Tips

Recruiters Lineup

billion social media users worldwide, which translates roughly into 42% of the world’s population. It is no wonder that there are more social media recruiting strategies now than ever before. But if you ask HR experts how to use social media to recruit, according to a Society for Human Resource Management survey, 90% of them use social media screening to vet applicants before an interview. What is Social Media Screening?

60% Employers Use Social Media to Screen Job Candidates

CareerBuilder

According to CareerBuilder’s annual social media recruitment survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers and HR professionals and more than 3,000 full-time U.S. workers, 60 percent of employers revealed they use social networking sites to research job candidates. Forty-nine percent of hiring managers who screen candidates via social networks said they’ve found information that caused them not to hire a candidate – on par with the 48 percent who said the same last year.

5 Smart Reasons to Snoop on Candidates’ Social Media

Brazen Recruiting

The answer might be as easy as doing a little social media screening. In 2015, 52% of employers researched potential employees’ social media profiles before calling them in for an interview, and that number is likely to continue rising. 52% of employers screen candidates on social media. If you aren’t screening candidates using social media, it may be time to start.

How to Use Social Media to Attract Top Talent

RecruitmentJuice

Social media is a fantastic way to connect with an audience, and that audience is likely full of candidates who would make great employees. Almost all professional recruiters network, so why not attract talent using social media. The Benefits of Social Media Recruiting. Social media networks are perfect for reaching candidates who aren’t actively looking for a job. With social media, candidates can have instant access.

How to Check a Potential Candidate?s Social Media Account?

CakeHR

Privacy advocates think snooping around someone’s social media account is like reading someone’s private letters or personal diary. Social Media Laws have been enacted to restrict the employers’ access to an applicant’s or an employee’s accounts. In this article, we will discuss: How the social thumbprint of a potential candidate influences the hiring decisions of potential employers? Legal aspects of screening a job applicant through social media.

The Top 10 Reasons Why Social Media Background Checks Are a Dumb Idea

ERE

The latest addition to the modern recruiting process, social media background checks, may be the dumbest element. If you are among the whopping 70 percent of employers that use social media background checks in order to screen new hires, take this as a wake-up call. Background Checking Social Media Management FeaturedUnlike most background checks, they don’t verify positive job-related information.

Why Your HR Lady Hates Social Media.

Recruiting Daily

And Along Came Social… Back around the time Barack Obama was running for his first term on a platform of change we could believe in, and we actually believed him, HR professionals the world over began to receive an ever increasing deluge of invitations to webinars, seminars, SHRM chapter meetings and CPE classes that caused their little hearts to flutter. ” or “Monitoring Your Employees: How To Protect Your Company From Social Media.”

Why Recruiters Check Candidates' Profiles on Social Media?

RChilli

When I talk about social media, what do you think about? Social Recruiting marketplace Resume screening technologyTweets? Sharing photos? Connecting with friends and colleagues? What More?

Sterling Partners With Social Media Screening Solution, Fama

HR Technologist - RB

Partnership Offers Sterling Clients AI-Based Social Media & Web Screening For Potential Hires & Employees. Background Verification

2017 Trends in Recruiting via Social Media

HireRight

When HireRight published its first Employment Screening Benchmark Report ten years ago, we did not survey respondents about their use of social media. It seems odd now, but a decade ago, social media wasn’t even on the hiring map. That’s changed quite a bit, as we’ve seen in HireRight’s 2017 Employment Screening Benchmark Report. Social media has become part of the fabric of talent management, and a critical one at that.

Is Clubhouse the Right Application for Your Social Media Plan?

Forum One

Three things happen every spring: March Madness, spring cleaning, and social media plans need a refresh. This spring, we’ve been evaluating some of the new social platforms on the market to see if there is anything new that would help elevate nonprofit and/or public sector missions.

3 Ways to Spot Top Quality Candidates via Social Media Screening

Hyrell

Social media is deeply embedded in our daily lives today -- particularly with Millennials. Millennials have been immersed in technology and social media since they were born and they are expected to account for 75 percent of the global workforce by 2025. A recent survey found that over half of recruiters (52%) always search social media posts as part of the hiring process. Social media profiles highlight candidates’ communication skills.

5 Reasons to Rethink Banning Social Media at Work

CareerBuilder

Think allowing employees to use social media at work is a recipe for disaster? Improved relations: Allowing usage of social media demonstrates that you view employees as professionals capable of monitoring their own behavior. Better use of your time: Small business owners are too busy to add “policing social media” to their list of responsibilities. If objectives are met consistently, don’t worry about time spent on social media.

2018 Social Media Changes & Trends

JWT Inside

As with all things digital, social media changes quickly. Keep up to speed with these predictions and upcoming trends in the way candidates engage with social platforms. That means people will expect to see videos telling them stories when it comes to just about every facet of their media diet. This includes candidates who will expect to be seeing what your culture is like in full living-color moving across their screens.

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.

Guest Post: 5 Best Practices For Using Social Media For Recruitment

Ideal

Glassdoor reports 79% of job seekers use social media to research companies they’re interested in. If you’re considering the idea of using social media for recruitment, make sure you understand what applicants are looking for in an employer and abide by legal employment regulations first. To help attract candidates, here are 5 best practices for recruiting on social media the right way.

How to Play by the Rules When Social Media Screening

SkillSurvey

Sleuthing job candidates’ social media can put your organization at risk. Learn how to make sure your screening methods are compliant. Hiring and Recruiting Hiring Efficiencies Quality of Hire all industries assessments hiring managers hiring trends reference checking

Michigan Passes New Social Media Privacy Law

Staffing Talk

Another state makes it illegal for employers – or potential employers – to request login information for social networks. ” Michigan is the fourth state by my count to make a law to protect employees from divulging their personal social network information. The act does not prohibit or restrict an employer from complying with a duty to screen employees or applicants prior to hiring.

Hijacked Hashtags: When Social Media Goes Wrong

FireFish Software

They’re everywhere, from the corner of your TV screens to conference proceedings. Read on for a few cringe-worthy examples, and some lessons recruiters can learn from when social media goes wrong. With the rise of Twitter, we’ve seen a rise in the use of the branded hashtag. Of course, hashtags are central to modern marketing campaigns b ut, hashtags don’t always go right.

The Dos and Don'ts of Social Media Screening in the Hiring Process

Hundred5

However, there’s more to social media screening than simply looking up an applicant’s Facebook profile and going through their tweets. Here’s why social media screening is important, as well as the best practices on how you can (legally) do it to learn more about your candidates. Why use social media screening? However, social media screening has a place in the hiring process for several reasons.

How to build a social media recruitment strategy: An FAQ guide

Workable

Social media sourcing involves using social networks to identify, attract, engage and hire potential candidates. Recruiters use social media sourcing to build talent pipelines for future roles and engage passive candidates who haven’t applied for current openings. Here’s everything you need to know about how to use social recruiting to build a strategy that meets your hiring needs: Intro to social media recruitment: Analyzing the data.

Top 2016 Social Media Trends in Staffing and Recruiting

AkkenCloud

Going into 2016, social media is THE number one way to connect with candidates on a large scale. In our latest infographic, we share key tips on how to make social media (everything from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Hangouts and Google+) work FOR you, enabling you to recruit the best candidates faster than before. . Top 2016 Social Media Trends in Staffing and Recruiting. <p><strong>Click

Webinar Recap: Social Media: The “Double-Edged Sword” of Hiring & Recruiting

Hyrell

Social media isn’t going away. In fact during Hyrell’s recent webinar, Social Media: The Double-Edged Sword of Hiring & Recruiting , we speculated that a new social platform might even have been released during our 45-minute discussion. All kidding aside, the constant evolution of social media adds complexity when determining a social recruiting strategy that works for your organization.

Social Media Screening: What You Need to Know as an Employer [Infographic]

RecruitLoop

If your business wants to make social media screening part of its hiring process, check out the checklist below produced by our friends at Grant Cooper. Hiring Talent Infographic Screen Social MediaIt contains some pros, cons, and useful guidelines you should know.

Majority of Small Businesses Use Social Media to Screen Job Candidates

CareerBuilder

Increasingly, they also are turning to social media. According to recent CareerBuilder research, 57 percent of small business employers use social networking sites to research potential job candidates. Of those, 45 percent have found content on social networking sites that caused them not to hire a candidate. Remember: Social media is a two-way street. Small Business small business social media screening