If you’re responsible for finding and hiring people to grow your team or your business, chances are your thoughts have wandered towards how you might make use of social media channels to aid in your hunt, especially when the job boards aren’t producing the right needles from the haystack.
Social media is all pervasive these days. We use it for news, gossip, communication, relationships, recommendations, research and, yep, for cat photos and showing off too. Basically, all of the things that make us human! So, it’s a natural instinct to want to go there to find a human that could be just right for your company too.
According to online magazine Human Resources Director 92% of companies are using social media as part of their recruitment strategy. Having worked in the recruitment industry for well over a decade now that number strikes me as surprisingly high, because I’d be amazed if many recruitment agencies even used it that frequently, and they’re getting paid (often too much) to fill their clients’ jobs.