Posts Tagged ‘facebook’

New Facebook Features Boost Hiring Outreach

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New Facebook Features Boost Hiring Outreach Facebook recently amped up its job application capabilities—what does this mean for HR, recruiters, and applicants? In terms of numbers, Facebook reports 1.23 billion daily active users.  Without argument, user engagement on Facebook is unmatched.  While using Facebook as a talent pool is not new, the social media channel…

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Social Recruiting – The Value of Facebook In Talent Acquisition

Facebook is still the largest social media platform with almost three times as many users as other platforms including LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest. While user engagement is stagnant on other sites, Facebook’s level of engagement continues to grow with a current rate of 70% of users engaging daily. Marketing has certainly found a venue for…

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Social Media Branding & Marketing Strategies

By: BrightMove Recruiting Software As detailed in earlier posts, social media can be used as part of an organization’s recruitment strategy, however, the real gold mine that social media offers is the ability to build a brand and market a company/product in a way that makes people not only want to spend their money, but possibly…

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To Search or Not to Search: Protecting Your Recruiting Process from Social Media-Related Discrimination

Facebook and other forms of social media have become increasingly popular sources for those in charge of hiring to find free information about their applicants. You may assume that certain social sites would not have a wide reach or perhaps that only today’s youth are taking advantage of social media, making a case that it isn’t worth your time to search for candidate facts through these online venues. If that’s your opinion, think again. At a recent seminar through Belin McCormick Law Firm, this subject was presented, along with some staggering statistics about social media. The site Facebook, in particular, has 500 million active users, 100 million of them added between January and June of 2010. 41% of the 500 million users are in the United States and 28% are over the age of 34, listed as the website’s fastest growing demographic.

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Is It Time to De-Sparkle Your Profile?

An unnamed number of years ago when I ventured into my first social media outlet (the uber-trendy Xanga world that all the cool kids were into), it never would have dawned on me to include business associates and coworkers in my list of “friends.” I was fairly certain that these professionals weren’t all that likely…

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