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Is the use of social media for recruiters overrated?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patrick Richard Mar 9, 2012. 8 Replies

Hi guys, I just wanted to get a some different outlooks and people's attitude on social media within the recruiting space? Any recruiters used it and believe it works or not, and are there any…Continue

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Tom Dimmick left a comment for Theus Amuah
"Drop me a line anytime.  tom@dksearchinc.com"
Mar 15, 2012
Angela Roberts commented on Theus Amuah's blog post 'It’s time for recruitment companies to engage in online conversations'
"Theus, thank you so much for sharing Colm’s blog post. I own a nationwide clinical research recruiting company, and we always are looking for ways to engage potential clients and candidates online. With social media as prominent as it is…"
Mar 11, 2012
Patrick Richard replied to Theus Amuah's discussion 'Is the use of social media for recruiters overrated?'
"Hi Theus - I believe it's all in how it's implemented and the ecosystem the candidate has working along side the social media. Things like are they apart of relevant organizations, do they blog about their career insights, how does…"
Mar 9, 2012
Jamie Horton replied to Theus Amuah's discussion 'Is the use of social media for recruiters overrated?'
"Hey Theus, social media is definitely an important part of any recruiting effort. Using all of the info individuals provide allows you to target the best candidates either with ads or direct appeals. We have over 10,000 companies using…"
Mar 7, 2012
Ivan Stojanovic replied to Theus Amuah's discussion 'Is the use of social media for recruiters overrated?'
"We use the phone and email less today. You cannot really say NO to a new communication tool. It is like saying no to a mobile phone, or any new  communication channel. Email replaced Fax, and it is just one sample of a change."
Mar 7, 2012
Theus Amuah replied to Theus Amuah's discussion 'Is the use of social media for recruiters overrated?'
"Thanks Ron and Maisha, two very evident proofs that social media has a place in the recruiting space (especially your phenomenal saving on 'big job board spend' Ron). In London, many people are skeptical about social media…"
Mar 7, 2012
Theus Amuah posted a blog post

How to hire better recruiters using Social Media

Over the past three weeks, I have heard dozens of recruitment agency MD's say that their biggest challenge is hiring quality recruiters. Hiring high quality recruiters often solves the problem of getting quality candidates and clients. In this post I am going to give some thoughts on how companies could source better…See More
Mar 7, 2012
Maisha Cannon replied to Theus Amuah's discussion 'Is the use of social media for recruiters overrated?'
"Hi Theus, As a Corporate Recruiter, social media (FaceBook and Twitter) worked well for me in the past, specifically because I was hiring for one type of employee (Registered Dietitians). When I recruited Dietitians, I was able to build a specific…"
Mar 7, 2012
Ron Kubitz replied to Theus Amuah's discussion 'Is the use of social media for recruiters overrated?'
"Theus I have been using Social Media for about 3 years now for Recruiting (as well as employee engagement, benefits communication, training, etc) and I find it to be a very effective tool in my overall recruiting arsenal. In 2011 out of 55 new hires…"
Mar 6, 2012
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Mar 6, 2012
Theus Amuah replied to Theus Amuah's discussion 'Is the use of social media for recruiters overrated?'
"Interesting, what platforms are you trying to engage with your target candidate on? Thanks for the feedback!"
Mar 6, 2012
Raman Ramamurthy replied to Theus Amuah's discussion 'Is the use of social media for recruiters overrated?'
"HI Theus, I have used social media - but i feel it is no effective. candidates/ job applicants are not used ti this medium as yet. responses are not many. confidentiality is an issue deterring usage by applicants. "
Mar 5, 2012
Steve Shacklock and Theus Amuah are now friends
Mar 5, 2012
Theus Amuah posted a discussion

Is the use of social media for recruiters over rated?

Hi guys, I just wanted to get a some different outlooks and people's attitude on social media within the recruiting space? Any recruiters used it and believe it works or not, and are there any recruiters who haven't and won't use it? If so, why not?I'm looking forward to hearing your repliesTheusSee More
Mar 5, 2012
Theus Amuah is now friends with Tom Dimmick and Raman Ramamurthy
Mar 5, 2012
Theus Amuah commented on Jessica Lunk's blog post '5 Habits of Highly Successful Recruiters'
"@ John & Paula, I believe the telephone still does have it's benefits, however, cold calling gets a long tone more times than not. An introduction via social media followed by a call is a way  we feel recruiters can…"
Mar 1, 2012

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How to hire better recruiters using Social Media

Posted on March 7, 2012 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Over the past three weeks, I ha ve heard dozens of recruitment agency MD's say that their biggest challenge is hiring quality recruiters. Hiring high quality recruiters often solves the problem of getting quality candidates and clients. In this post I am going to give some thoughts on how companies could…

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It’s time for recruitment companies to engage in online conversations

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 6:30am 1 Comment



Hi, I saw this article posted by Colm Hannon, Managing Director of eSocialMedia, I thought I'd have to share it with you guys. Happy reading!



"I recently saw a head of resourcing for a big brand ask in an open forum about who would be the…

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Recruiters – Don't start using social media…

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Hi guys, I saw this blog post this morning and it really caught my eye, happy reading:

"Recruiters – Don't start using social media…

Unless:

1. You know what your…

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Creating The Perfect Recruitment On Boarding Process

Posted on March 1, 2012 at 8:10am 0 Comments

Blog post by Colm Hannon, Managing Director, eSocial Media

Our most recent Direct Resourcing Think Tank was hosted by Sara Philp from British Airways and the recruitment topic was On Boarding. Nothing to do with boarding flights but rather how to on board people into jobs and into your organisation. The…

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