Hiring can be a tedious process but with these handy tools, social media recruiting can be a piece of cake!
Lippl allows you to quickly uncover LinkedIn profiles that are out of your network, firstname.lastname@example.org email addresses, and find out if your prospective candidates have anything in common with your Facebook friends.
- Facebook Marketplace
You can post a job for free in the Facebook Marketplace. The ad requires basic information such as location, job category, subcategory, title, why you need to fill this position, description and if you want to post your photo with the job posting or another image.
A lot of the times, the best candidates are your biggest brand fans; those who follow your social media accounts, and love and engage with your brand. Use your facebook page to find people both active and interested in your field or that would be interested in your available position.
Find passionate experts in your field who love putting themselves out there. about.me is a social network where people create pages about themselves, their thoughts, passions and epertise. . You’ll also get a feel of the person’s personality by viewing their own personal website too.
Branch out allows you to turn Facebook into LinkedIn. BranchOut overlays employer information on top of users’ Facebook interface, which allows recruiters search by company, job title, or even an individual’s name! BranchOut then displays relevant candidates based on your search criteria and your connections to those candidates. Because of its use of Facebook’s API, BranchOut can claim it allows access to 800 million searchable profiles.
If you’re looking specifically for team culture then using Instagram to look for your next hire may be the perfect tool! There was recently a fun story going around the Internet about a young college grad being offered her dream job via an Instagram picture. She followed ePrize throughout her college career and they followed her right back. The company was able to get a feel of her work, photography, and attitude. In turn, she was able to get a feel for the company culture and employer brand.
Streak is a handy tool that you can use in your inbox to manage the entire recruiting process, from ‘prospect’ to ‘close.’ Track your applicants where you talk to them – in your email. Streak builds on your existing email habits to create an easy and efficient experience.
39% of all job seekers are on Twitter and 8 million Twitter users have credited Twitter as a source of landing their current job. Top employers around the globe, including Disney, are also engaging prospective employees through Twitter. By retweeting relevant news and using Twitter hashtags quite well, employers are able to engage with prospective candidates increase their job ad’s reach.
HireRabbit makes it easy to recruit on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. HireRabbit allows you to combine your career site and Facebook page into one, making it easy for candidates to find and apply for your jobs.
Comprising of 130 different industries, and well over 100,000 recruiters, LinkedIn is by far the largest social platform of professionals. Employers can use LinkedIn in a number of different ways to find employees including: searching by employer (current/past), using InMail, purchasing advertising, and networking.
LinkedIn can also develop and expand a personal network of professionals to whom the employer or recruiter can send a request for a referral of a recommended candidate for a particular job opening.
Jobvite is the leading social recruiting and applicant tracking system for companies with the highest expectations in recruiting software. Jobvite maximises the reach of your ad via social media, friend and network referrals, and even mobile apps. With Jobvite you can turn your social followers to potential candidates and build relationships.
Social recruiters are always working on the go – evernote allows you to access all of your notes and resources wherever you are. You can create to-do-lists, meeting notes, recruiting strategies, notes on candidates during interviews etc.