As social media becomes more ubiquitous to our lives HR professionals are taking note.SHRM findings suggest that while more and more Recruitment and HR professionals are taking advantage of screening candidates through social media, a still large number are apprehensive to use social media as a resource to screen candidates.
Citing lack of verifiable data and lack of the job-relatedness of the information obtained from social media sites are just two of the reasons organizations are avoiding social media as a method to screen candidates.
But as we interact with these social medias a very robust social graph is built. And since we devote tremendous amounts of time on social media it only makes sense we should leverage this time for good. Finding a new job/opportunity, making a new friend, or even gaining further confidence to make a new hire are some ways to use social media to positively effect our lives. As such, it has never been a better time to engage with social media search for new candidates.
But how do we, as recruitment professionals effectively screen though social media? Below are Laimoon.com‘s top 5 tips to effectively screen candidates through social media
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