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.

Should You Check An Applicant’s Social Media Accounts?

Recruiting Daily Advisor

If you’re really looking for a 360-degree view of an applicant—their lifestyle, personality, skillset, and more—you may feel tempted to check an applicant’s social media accounts and digital footprint. Don’t: Put Too Much Stock in Social Media Personas.

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Where is Social Media Going Next?

Recruiting Daily

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

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.

Social Media Screening: Should Recruiters Stalk or not Stalk?

MyRecruitmentPlus

This is an example scenario of what you could find out after a social media stalk. The average daily social media usage of internet users worldwide amounted to 145 minutes per day, up from 142 minutes in the previous year. It’s no question that everyone’s on social media.

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.

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. Twitter can be very fickle.

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.

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?

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.”

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.

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.

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? One team member may enjoy grabbing a cup of coffee between tasks, while another may prefer checking Twitter. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Have you put together a clear and executable strategy for your Twitter? 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

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.

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.

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.

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. New research also shows that Twitter is becoming increasingly popular with job seekers too. In fact, 58% of job seekers have used Twitter for job-seeking purposes in the last 6 months alone. 43% said employers were also “somewhat” or “extremely ineffective” at communicating with job seekers on Twitter. Twitter Analytics.

Hijacked Hashtags: When Social Media Goes Wrong

FireFish Software

With the rise of Twitter, we’ve seen a rise in the use of the branded hashtag. 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. Of course, hashtags are central to modern marketing campaigns b ut, hashtags don’t always go right.

Social Media Recruiting: 10 Tips and Best Practices

Recruiting Blogs

Over 45% of the world population or roughly 3,48 billion people are using social media in 2019. Millennials and Gen Z, the current and future main workforce spend a large amount of their lives on social networks. What is social media recruiting?

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.

10 Ways Recruiters Can Attract More Candidates On Social Media

Sirona Consulting

This is the first of the presentations – How Recruiters Can Build Their Social Media Profiles To Attract More Candidates. I was asked to share my experiences of some of the things recruiters could do on social media that would benefit them in their social media candidate attraction. Keep the same profile picture across all the social media profiles that candidates could find you (for work).

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.

Social recruiting in tech: How to make the most of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Reddit

Devskiller

With 94% of recruiters admitting that they use social media for candidate sourcing, the competition for tech talent is as fierce as ever. There are many ways (some of them creative) in which you can use social recruiting to source new hires! Tag away with Twitter.

Top 5 Tools for Social Media Recruiting for 2021

Recruiting Blogs

What’s your take on social recruiting? The popularity of social media makes it the first choice of recruiters while looking for potential candidates. However, social recruiting needs strategies and a proper plan in place. Twitter.

5 Advantages of Using Social Media in Your Recruitment Advertising Strategy

WebRecruit

Social media is by no means a new tool for recruitment. With the rise in popularity of LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook in recent years, you might think that a large number of recruiters and HR professionals would be utilising it for recruitment advertising purposes. However, a huge 60% of recruiters still don’t use social media in the recruitment process, according to the Jobvite 2015 Social Recruitment Survey. Screen your candidates.

How to screen machine learning skills

Devskiller

So let’s delve a little deeper into machine learning and the best ways to screen a machine learning expert. How to verify machine learning skills in the screening phase? What to take into account when screening a CV? Social Network login. Social Network login.

The Importance of Social Media Etiquette – You Are What You Post!

4 Corner Resources Staffing Blog

There is no doubt about it - your social media posts can have major repercussions on your viability as a job applicant and your professional future. Employers are Actively Looking at the Social Media Profiles of Applicants. A recent survey conducted by CareerBuilder revealed that 70 percent of employers actively investigate social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to screen candidates during the hiring process.

Your Social Media Policy should also be your Social Policy

ReferAGig

In this age of social media, organizations of all sizes are starting to think very carefully about how to approach social media as it relates to their employees, both in how their employees represent the company brand through their personal channels, and how they represent themselves as it relates to the company. One way to mitigate the risk would be to screen employees on social media before you hire them. Brand Advocacy social media

How to: Create Visuals For A Twitter Job Search

Social Talent

And shared it exactly one time on your Twitter account? On social media, like the rest of the world. Where I can help is by showing you how to craft a perfect job post to share on Twitter, using visuals. Because most of the job posts on Twitter I saw are terrible, probably get ignored and waste your time! With this guide, I will show how to make sure that job post is seen by the right people on Twitter. You want the text to jump off the screen.

4 Ways to Improve Your Candidate Screening Process

Spark Hire

When organizations decide to cut corners in candidate screenings in order to speed up the process, they ultimately lose in the long run. But once you find your talent, screening them to ensure cultural fit and company success shouldn’t be. Below are a few simple ways to improve your candidate screening process to ensure overall company success. Use social media as a tool. What does your candidate screening process look like?

Getting Tech Managers More Involved in Sourcing

Dice

Involving the hiring manager in the research phase improves the efficiency and effectiveness of your messaging,” said Angela Bortolussi, partner and recruiting manager for Recruiting Social. Once Bortolussi completes a phone screen, she arranges an introductory call between the hiring manager and the candidate so they can “talk shop” and start forging a personal connection. Having the hiring manager take part in the initial phone screen is ideal,” Weiss said.

Twitter Spells The End Of Traditional Job Postings. Huh?!

Staffing Talk

In fact, he says, and stop me if you have heard this before, social media spells the end of traditional job postings. Your personal participation in social media and your company’s participation are so effective for finding the right candidates that I believe you should do something drastic: stop broadcasting new jobs entirely. People who follow your company or you on Twitter, Tumblr, etc.

11 Twitter Accounts Every Recruiter Should Start Following in 2015

Social Talent

Start your 2015 the right way by following some great people on Twitter and adding their knowledge to your daily feed. Here’s our comprehensive list of the 11 Best Twitter Accounts Every Recruiter Should Start Following in 2015: 1. @ jerometernynck. Jerome Ternynck is the founder and CEO of the San Francisco based, SmartRecruiters , and an absolute ‘must follow’ on Twitter. Interested in finding out the latest social media usage figures among recruiters?

A Guide to Using Social Media in Your Job Search (and for Recruiters!) – (Infographic)

Social Talent

While it may be tipped as an infographic for job seekers, there is an awful lot recruiters can take from this infographic on social media usage. So, as your reading, think recruitment, but as always, stay tuned for our top takeaways on how you can integrate these tips into your own recruiting methods (they’re highlighted below): Top Takeaways: 73% of 13-34 year olds found their last job using social media. Utilise your company’s social media accounts.