Job Development, Recruiting and Social Media

social mediaHow do you use Social Media in  your work?

  1. Higher makes our most popular blog posts available on Facebook and LinkedIn.  Join a core group of readers who share them on their own social media sites.
  2. Bonni Cutler (Catholic Charities, Diocese of San Diego) recommends using LinkedIn to identify and connect with employer decision makers.

According to the HireRight 2014 Annual Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, human resources professionals are incorporating social media into their hiring processes in some of the following ways:

  • Forty one percent of employers utilize social media for recruiting. Twenty percent of respondents use social media for background screening purposes.
  • LinkedIn and Facebook are preferred over Google+ and Twitter by employers currently using social media for background screening.

While social media garners substantial attention for its potential, traditional recruiting methods still reign supreme. Referrals and online job boards—as opposed to recruiting via social media—are still preferred by over 75% of employers.  Read the entire article here.



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