Finding qualified candidates who will be trustworthy, professional and diligent isn’t easy, especially because encountering false representations of their qualifications and skills isn’t unusual. This is why developing a strong hiring strategy is of utmost importance, and you need to include different aspects that will help you find the right person. Since social media has become an integral part of our society, you should incorporate them into your hiring strategy, as well.

What’s behind the Resume?

An interview is not enough for getting to know a candidate. Sure, it will give you some information about the interviewee, but you can never know whether it was just an act. According to Rosemary Haefner, the chief human resource officer of CareerBuilder, “tools such as Facebook and Twitter enable employers to get a glimpse of who candidates are outside the confines of a resume or cover letter”. Posts on social media or the pages that someone likes reveal information about that person more than they are aware of. By checking someone’s profile on social media, you can see whether they look like professionals, and what other people post about them. When you consider hiring a candidate, you have to know what to expect, after all, you’ll be working with them, and social media can help you discover if they are the right person for the job.

Finding Qualified Candidates

Sometimes you need to do more than running an ad for a job opening in order to find an appropriate candidate. According to the recent statistics, the use of social media for recruiting employees has grown and 84% of organisations recruit candidates on social media. Perhaps there’s a perfect candidate for a job opening in your company, but the ad you’ve publish never reached them. In order to avoid this, you can use social media to search for potential employees. One of the best business platforms that you should consider incorporating into your hiring strategy is LinkedIn. You can use it for recruiting candidates by visiting their profile and reviewing their work experience. Make sure to know all the possibilities that LinkedIn offers and the proper ways to use it in order to make the recruitment process easier and faster.

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