Monthly Archives: November 2010

Are you Posting Jobs on Twitter!!!

HMMMM…..

Well, for some of you it might be a regular thing to post Jobs on Twitter. And for some it might be a relatively new thing. All in all, Twitter is surely gaining lot of attention over the past few years. But with reference to Recruitment its a new thing.

Some of you might have this question in mind, that should i post it on my personal twitter account or do i need to create a new account for Posting Jobs. Well, it depends. If you have good amount of followers, you can surely post it on your twitter account. But some of them might not be comfortable to post official stuff on their personal account, for them there is always a ways out in terms of creating an Company account  on Twitter

(PS: Do follow your organizations Social Media Policy before posting)

The reason for writing this post was just to share a bit of insight about the Jobs being posted on Twitter. The other day was just going through my Hootsuite Dashboard ( http://mcaf.ee/a4018). I had created a stream with relation to Jobs posted on Twitter. This helps me to filter with keywords like #jobs #career #Jobs etc. I was amazed to view the number of Job Postings that were available.

So what does this mean to me (Source / Recruiter). Well, the idea behind this is to just share that we can surely use this additional medium to post jobs. This surely gives visibility to your requirements as well as to your Company.

You can also check out my earlier post for more details on how to Post Jobs on Social Networking Sites – Tips for Job Posting  ( http://mcaf.ee/79d51 ) & ( http://mcaf.ee/7db95 )

So what are you waiting for… Twitter is all set to take in your Job Postings.

Happy Recruiting.

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

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My take on the “Social Networking Impact into Recruitments”

 Based on the Questionnaire that was filled by the 90 recruiters (Check out the 10 questions at http://mcaf.ee/c8ef2) , it can be safely said that Social Networking sites have a impact on the Recruitment Process. There is also a section of professionals who do not agree or think that it’s still a long way to go before there is an Impact. Considering that fact that the Recruitment process is becoming more challenging, as the search options are getting smaller and smaller.

Social Networking has given an option to the Recruitment industry to find resources. There is a huge potential in the social Networking sites, as there is lot of activity happening in this world. Recruiters are in constant need to find resources through alternative channels and resources that are untapped. Now a day every other candidate has been approached by one or the other recruiter for a Job Opening. There are requirements that might require specific skills, and after a point of time the market is exhausted, and the same set of resumes are on the Job Portal. Hence there is a need to find those professionals are hidden, or who are not actively looking for a job, but want to know about the Job Opening. 

Social networking pays a vital role in tapping such resources; especially LinkedIn is a pioneer site for looking for such candidates. Majorly it is used for Executive hiring’s. 

Ever wondered why there are no Job Postings on Job Portals for CEO, VP, Technical Director etc?????

The major reason for this is that there are hardly any Senior Candidates at this level who put their Resume on Portals. LinkedIn or other Networking sites have recently become a place where you can find such Executives, but the only difference is that they are here for Networking. But there are ways and means to get in touch with them, where you can discuss a job opportunity with them. 

The Tools for Recruitment are the same old Job Portals, Newspaper ads, References. No doubt that they are also very effective, but social networking sites have managed to add one more options and a good option, where in the visibility is on a large scale.

Sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and many other such networking sites have proved its place in the Recruitment Process. You might have noticed that every other company’s website, you will find the Logo of Twitter / Facebook, asking you to Follow them. In fact there are numerous Groups on LinkedIn, where you can join a Group, look for Jobs, Go through Job Postings etc. 

There has been a good success rates at which recruiters hire professionals via these channels. Also to add to it is that most of them are free of Cost. And also gives a huge space on the Web World out there.

 The following research was a small attempt to share information about the Social Networking sites, and its impact in today’s Recruitment process.

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

Do you think Hiring via networking sites is emerging trend? Or still there is a long way to go?

Here we are, with the 10th and final Question that was asked to 90 Recruiters.

Based on the Data and the feedback that was collected during this entire research, It was amazing to see that Recruiters are slowely but surely getting used to Social Networking sites. Social Networking has given an option to the Recruitment industry to find resources.

There is a huge potential in the social Networking sites, as there is lot of activity happening in this world. Recruiters are in constant need to find resources through alternative channels and resources that are untapped. Now a day every other candidate has been approached by one or the other recruiter for a Job Opening. There are requirements that might require specific skills, and after a point of time the market is exhausted, and the same set of resumes are on the Job Portal. Hence there is a need to find those professionals are hidden, or who are not actively looking for a job, but want to know about the Job Openings.

Following are the details for the 10th Question:

This is a very useful data, where one can see that 63.3% think that Hiring via networking sites is an emerging trend. This is a positive response and has a bright future.

You can also check out the previous 9 questions and their Analysis in the previous blog posts  –

http://mcaf.ee/9507e

http://mcaf.ee/fb953

http://mcaf.ee/ba9c4

http://mcaf.ee/fdc86

– http://mcaf.ee/76984

http://mcaf.ee/580d2

http://mcaf.ee/c831e

http://mcaf.ee/91a0d

http://mcaf.ee/9cb62

Respondents Details:

All the 90 respondents are recruiters, who are responsible for Hiring in their respective organizations.

Looking forward to your views on this data. You can agree or disagree :)

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

Do you have an account on any of the Social Networking Sites?(LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter etc)

HMMMMMMMMMMM……

What a strange question? You might be wondering, who on earth would not have an account of Facebook (every 14th person on this earth is on Facebook), LinkedIn (80 million ), Twitter (175 million)

So, where are we heading in terms of numbers, its usage !!!! for Recruitments. Yes, there were a set of 10 questions that was asked to 90 recruiters. The stats that i got from the survey was not surprising (for this question). But it would be an interesting aspect to take it to the next level, in terms of using Social Networking sites for Recruitments.

You can check out the 10 questions that were asked to them at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FB27XSG

You can also check previous 8 questions and their Analysis in the previous blog posts  –

http://mcaf.ee/9507e

http://mcaf.ee/fb953

http://mcaf.ee/ba9c4

http://mcaf.ee/fdc86

– http://mcaf.ee/76984

http://mcaf.ee/580d2

http://mcaf.ee/c831e

http://mcaf.ee/91a0d

Respondents Details:

All the 90 respondents are recruiters, who are responsible for Hiring in their respective organizations.

Looking forward to your views on this data. You can agree or disagree :)

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

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