Social Recruiting

Getting Friends Hired – Employee Referrals Simplified

Can getting your friends hired actually help your career? It certainly can if your employee referrals are top-quality candidates ready to help your company achieve its goals and move forward. Companies from startups to Fortune 500s are looking for enterprise solutions to their current hiring woes. This is not surprising considering only about 17 percent of current employers say the applicants submitting resumes for their open positions have the right skills necessary to perform the job. As a result, employee referrals are extremely important to organizations, and more companies are embracing these referrals and encouraging employees to refer a friend to acquire Read more

Social Recruitment: Redefining Talent Sourcing And Candidate Management

With high unemployment and a wealth of talent flooding into the candidate pool, employers need a social media recruitment system that can help them effectively source and communicate with the right candidates and then efficiently take them through a screening and interviewing workflow. Simplicant’s next-gen recruitment platform embraces the newest capabilities and brings a new kind of social relevance to the process of hiring as well as job seeking. Hiring managers and recruiters now have the opportunity to embrace new talent sourcing paradigms while extending their recruitment reach and broadening their hiring capabilities beyond that of a traditional applicant tracking Read more

How To Brand Your Company Career Site

Are you taking shortcuts in your recruiting strategy by limiting your talent acquisition efforts to just a handful of resources? Your organization may be missing out on many opportunities to connect with the best candidates. As a result, it would take longer to fill critical open positions and may end up costing a lot when you factor in the opportunity costs of not filling these positions in a timely manner. According to a recent survey, many new job seekers believe a company career site is an important factor in their search. So, if you were a company that did not utilize Read more

Social Recruiting Strategies: Finding Talent With LinkedIn

This year companies are expected to use social recruiting strategies for an impressive 80 percent of all job openings. Social media outlets are changing the way recruiters source, engage, and hire great candidates. One of the bigger social networks is LinkedIn, where nearly 98 percent of recruiters turn to look for talent. Realizing the power of its social network, LinkedIn has opened the doors to recruiters looking to use the platform more strategically. But can you really replace a good recruitment platform with LinkedIn’s solutions alone? Or does it make more sense for your social recruiting strategies to utilize both Read more

Social Media Sourcing Tips To Find Great Candidates

Social recruiting is making it easier than ever for recruiters and hiring managers to find and hire great candidates. Considering companies are now using social media sourcing to fill 80 percent of all openings, social media sourcing and recruitment tools are here to stay. The social media profiles for talented job seekers now tell employers more than ever before about a candidate’s personality, qualifications, and ambition. This added information assists during social media sourcing in making better and faster hiring decisions. Once you have determined exactly what kind of candidate you need for your open positions, you can then evaluate Read more

3 Signs Your Relationship With A Job Candidate Is Failing

Forty-seven percent of workers are thinking about making a change in their workplace situation. Social recruiting is paving the way for recruiters to easily reach out to this wide pool of job candidates faster and more effectively than ever before. This does not mean, however, that recruiters should ignore establishing positive relationships with potential employees. The following are some signs your candidate relationship management might be failing, and how to fix these communication misfires to keep job candidates engaged:

Facebook Recruitment Tips That Really Work

Is your Facebook page adding value to your company? Getting people to “like” your page is a great way to engage with customers, partners, and current employees. Facebook recruitment is also about building relationships with potential job seekers interested in your company. Using Facebook recruitment as part of an overall social media recruitment strategy is a smart way to connect with an audience of interested job seekers. Most businesses have adopted the Facebook company page as part of their company’s extended web presence, but are they using Facebook recruitment effectively to get the most value out of this exercise? Facebook Read more

Simplicant Solutions: How To Tap A Talent Community?

Here at Simplicant, we want to help you find the best candidates for your open positions. We also want the process to be a fun, collaborative and useful exercise for you. We often get a lot of questions from readers about how to combine the Simplicant social networking and recruiting platform with best hiring practices. This column addresses some of these questions about all things hiring! We often receive questions about talent communities. Our readers want to know what a talent community is, how to find one, and how to best utilize these talent communities in the hiring process.

LinkedIn Recruiting: Do’s And Don’ts For Recruiters

As one of the largest professional networking sites out there, LinkedIn is one of the prime platforms where talent hangs out and cannot be ignored when it comes to social recruitment. With over 774 million members in more than 200 countries, LinkedIn recruiting is a necessary activity for both recruiters and job seekers. While LinkedIn recruiting should be a very important part of the process in the realm of social recruiting, it is equally important to be aware of certain do’s and don’ts to avoid misusing the professional networking service. LinkedIn has been around the Internet space long enough for Read more

How to Build an Effective Recruitment Campaign with Social Media

Social media and recruiting are a match made in talent acquisition heaven. The evidence is clear: this report reiterates the continued growth of social networking platforms and the increasing amount of time users spend on these. Another confirms the reliance on social networking sites for talent sourcing and recruitment campaigns. When you put the two together, the benefits are obvious. But, what if you have never created a social recruitment campaign? What if you are just getting used to this whole social thing? Check out these tips to build a social media driven recruitment campaign, ensuring you are reaching the Read more