When it comes to sourcing and recruiting, you should not ignore the potential of Facebook given that it has 1.38B monthly active users and 890M daily active users. Also, you should know that according to Jobvite’s 2014 Job Seeker Nation Report, 76% of social job seekers found their current position through Facebook. Jobvite also found that while job seekers … Read More
Excellent New Twitter Talent Sourcing and Recruiting Tool
Do you leverage Twitter in your sourcing and recruiting efforts? If NO – I strongly recommend you read my 14 Tips on How to Use Twitter for Social Recruiting and see the two comments from Matt Chiasson. If YES – would you be interested in a better way to search for and find people in your target talent pool on Twitter? Look … Read More
14 Tips on How to Use Twitter for Social Recruiting
Twitter’s been around for nearly 8 years and has always been popular in recruiting circles, but there are still plenty of recruiters who don’t use Twitter to its full potential or are simply new to using Twitter for recruiting. For example, just the other day I noticed in one of my Hootsuite streams a recruiter with 3 followers tweet … Read More
Social Recruiting w/Facebook – One or Two Facebook Profiles?
Do you use Facebook to source and recruit potential candidates? If yes, do you have one or two profiles? If no, why not? (two words: Graph Search!) One of the most common social recruiting questions I get is whether or not sourcers and recruiters using Facebook to search for and engage potential candidates should have 1 or 2 profiles (one … Read More
100+ Free Sourcing & Recruiting Tools, Guides, and Resources
It’s been a LONG time coming, but I finally got around to updating my free sourcing & recruiting tools, guides and resources page where I now keep a current list of the best of my work all in one place for easy bookmarking and reference. You can find it here on my main page: Additionally, I thought … Read More
How to Find People to Recruit on Twitter with Google & Bing
There are over 500 million Twitter accounts with over 200 million represent active users globally. I’d say that qualifies it as a solid source for finding and engaging talent for recruitment. Of course, you can’t engage someone you haven’t found in the first place, and it’s been far too long since I’ve posted an update to how to search … Read More
Why Facebook Graph Search is No Threat to LinkedIn…For Now
As with all new and bright shiny objects, people are quick and eager to make blind and wild predictions, and Facebook’s Graph Search is an excellent example. Facebook announced Graph Search on January 15th, and there are already 100’s of articles published on the possibilities, including how Graph Search will challenge Google in advertising, Match.com & eHarmony in online … Read More
What’s Wrong with Job Boards?
What’s wrong with job boards? Nothing, in my opinion. However, from the ridiculous overabundance of articles, comments, and recruiting conference content that trashes job boards as if they are the worst source of hire, I am obviously in the clear minority. I continue to see and hear well respected thought leaders in the staffing industry make claims that the value … Read More
Do You Have the Proper Perspective in Recruiting?
It is all too easy for sourcers, recruiters, HR professionals, and hiring managers/teams to develop a skewed, distorted, and decidedly one-way view of the world. Perhaps spending 99% of the time on only one side of the recruiting process is to blame. Regardless of the cause, it is absolutely critical to regularly take the time and think about, understand, and … Read More
Why Sourcing is Superior to Posting Jobs for Talent
Posting a job online is perhaps the first action most companies take to attract talent when they have an opening. However, posting jobs in an attempt to attract qualified talent has many intrinsic flaws, and here are the top 4 in my opinion: Posting jobs a passive strategy Posting jobs offers no control over candidate qualifications Job advertisements only attract candidates who are actively … Read More
Although I’ve often joked about the concept of anti-social recruiting (as if there was anything other than “social” recruiting), anti-social recruiting does exist, and it is unknowingly practiced by many people and top companies as well. Confused? Allow me to explain. “Social,” as defined by Merriam Webster, is “…the interaction of the individual and the group,” and “tending to form … Read More
Recruiting is a Matter of Perspective
Now that one year has passed since I wrote the original post, I have decided to significantly update and repost it – you can find it here.
Having Trouble Attracting the Right Candidates?
While attending the Social Recruiting Summit in Minneapolis back in May, I made specific note of a common sentiment expressed by recruiting representatives of two social recruiting powerhouses – Best Buy and Facebook: They don’t have any trouble attracting people, but they do have a tough time attracting the right people. Recruiters in attendance scoffed at the thought that these … Read More
LinkedIn Network Connections: How Do You Measure Up?
You’re on LinkedIn – congratulations! So, how big is your network? Without going into a rant on quality vs. quantity (who says we can’t have BOTH?), let’s take a different angle on the size of your LinkedIn network…at your current company, where do you rank in terms of number of connections? Do you know off the top of your head? Why not? … Read More
What Social Recruiting is NOT
After recently writing about moving beyond the hype of social media and recruiting, I took some time to reflect quite a bit on the topic, and focused a critical eye on exactly what “Social Recruiting” is. While there is no shortage of what people think “Social Recruiting” is, quite frankly – I’m not satisfied with any of the definitions and explanations I’ve found … Read More