59% of job seekers use social media platforms to find recruitment opportunities, according to Talent-Works International Statistics. The reasons behind this trend lie in the way the digital market works. Every corporate business runs by a rule in this digital age. In most cases, it has to do with growing your digital presence. This includes having a clean professional social media presence from which people can refer to. This especially helps when you need to recruit highly qualified senior employees who add value to what you have already built.
Why you should recruit on Twitter
The first social recruitment site you think of may not be Twitter. After all, they don’t have a dedicated job site and aren’t geared toward professional networking. But how to recruit on Twitter is an essential skill for any recruiter.
You may be asking yourself, “why?”
The answer is: it’s worth a shot. Here are some reasons why you should learn how to recruit on Twitter:
Read more at: https://blog.recruitee.com/how-to-recruit-on-twitter/
The use of social media as a business tool to help hire is quickly rising. It will be, or some might say already has become, a necessity as part of your overall approach to finding new candidates and staying in touvh with existing ones .
Social media’s significant prominence in both the business world and people’s personal lives means it is the communication channel of choice of many to the world. From keeping in touch with family to chatting with friends, networking with business contacts or keeping up to date with news and events, online profiles can do it all.
In an interview* that dealt with online comments made about her on-stage chemistry with Bradley Cooper at their performance of ‘Shallow’ at the Oscars, Lady Gaga described social media as the toilet of the internet. But I bet you she never worked in recruitment. Seriously. Look it up. She’s an incredibly talented and critically acclaimed artist but I bet you she couldn’t tell you anything about the 2004 ‘opt-out’ provision that was added by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills to the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003, to provide workers and hirers with minimum standards they could expect from private sector recruitment agencies and employment businesses. Could she
Data released by Companies House shows there were fewer new businesses started in 2017 than the previous year. However, research shows that this hasn’t affected technology firms – in fact the number of new tech start-ups increased by 60% last year. To put it another way, a staggering 10,016 programming and software development businesses were launched in the UK in 2017.
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 large number of recruiters still don’t use social media in the recruitment process.
As graduation season comes and goes, another class of young professionals will soon be entering the job market. Recruiters will have a whole new group of 20-somethings to hire for entry-level jobs and groom for career success.
You’re likely already familiar with how Millennials and Generation Z differ from the older professionals in your workplace.
Early reporting suggests that, compared to past generations, today’s younger workers are less concerned with money and more focused on gaining skills and having meaningful early employment experiences. They’re thinking about the long game. By making your summer workplace experience skills-focused, you can appeal to younger workers and staff up more efficiently for the summer season.
More information: https://theundercoverrecruiter.com/summer-job-candidates/
We speak to Charlotte Clark and the Head of Talent Development at The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). She is responsible for positioning APSCo’s UK & International Talent Development division as the recruitment profession’s ‘go to’ source of high quality, credible training and talent development courses. All of which are developed and delivered by recruitment and training experts and lead to recognized qualifications which help individuals achieve their full potential throughout their recruitment careers.
It’s the social media platform of choice for recruiters everywhere – and little wonder, given the fantastic networking opportunities that LinkedIn affords its 500 million users.
However, if you’re one of the many recruiters guilty of these four common LinkedIn mistakes, you could be seriously damaging your chances of securing top talent or winning valuable business through social recruiting.