Have you used social media to help recruit staff?
Discussion started by Allan Soutaris , on 25 August 04:04 PM

I'm trying to find out if anyone has ever been successful in hiring staff via LinkedIn or Twitter.

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Sam Granleese
I got to my current job from LinkedIn. Well, starting from LinkedIn. I also used the 'download CV to PDF' function when asked to provide a CV.

In my previous job, as a digital ad agency, we would check every single person's presence in social media Facebook (firstly to see if they took privacy seriously), Twitter (for their opinions/interests/work/etc) and LinkedIn (to see how they used or understood the medium and to check if we knew anyone they were connected with so we could get a off-the-record reference from someone the candidate hadn't briefed).

It depends what industry you are working in as to how much you can get out of social media in the recruitment process.

I remember someone saying to me last year "my CV is Google" - as Campbell said: "..punched the applicant's name into Google or Facebook to see what comes up".
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 10:20
Campbell Corser
Good call Amanda, you often see people's social networking activity shoot up the moment they're in between jobs or they're planning a move. Allan, I haven't hired via social media but I've definitely "not hired" via social media... I've often had a CV in my hand and then punched the applicant's name into Google or Facebook to see what comes up....
Thursday, 09 September 2010 23:01
Amanda Gome
Haven't hired anyone on LinkedIn. But I am always interested to see who has just joined and posted their CV on LinkedIn because often it means they will soon be on the market.
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 15:07
Amelie Mills
I haven't personally, but Atlassian increased their job applications by 350% when they ran a campaign via Facebook and Twitter - they gave away a holiday to the successful applicant! They had some other good recruiting ideas too, if giving away a holiday is a little over budget... http://www.smartcompany.com.au/internet/20100122-how-i-boosted-job-applications-using-social-media.html
Friday, 27 August 2010 12:14

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