Recruiters have one of the most difficult positions in an organization as they are often responsible for filling all jobs across every department. Breaking it down into the types of jobs that need to be filled, each with different job title requirements, skills, qualifications, and experience, can make it quite complicated.
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As a follow up to my blog on Social Recruiting vs Sourcing I wanted to talk in more detail on how to leverage social channels properly when recruiting. I will break it down into the three major aspects of recruiting: sourcing, advertising, and candidate engagement.
As organizations leverage more and more recruiting channels, it’s getting harder and harder to know what’s working and what’s not. It’s a constant struggle every recruiter faces: fill jobs with candidates and keep recruiting costs within budget. Here are the top 3 mistakes that most recruiters make in their multi-channel recruiting strategy:
How to effectively leverage past applicants
One of the biggest untapped sources of candidates that many organizations miss is their own past applicants. This is because legacy recruiting systems were never designed to search past applicants. As a result, most recruiters don’t bother to search it. This means many miss a potential goldmine of free, qualified candidates they could contact.
Where do your best hires come from?
This is one of the most common questions a recruiter will be asked and it’s typically the most difficult question to answer. With the lack of complete recruiting analytics in most recruiting solutions, the volume of different sources and the difficulty to measure the things that matter, recruiters are most likely to answer this question based on what they like or whatever is easiest. The answer to the question demands being able to incorporate information on cost, time, and efficiency. So, how do you answer this question with a higher degree of certainty?
I recently came across a article titled My Plea to Retire the Term #SocialRecruiting by Jeremy Roberts, and I couldn't agree more. It’s time we all decided that “Social Recruiting” simply is a part of the basic sourcing and recruiting process. Here are my reasons why: