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6 Advantages of Using Social Media in Your Recruitment Agency

30 September 2019 | 0 comments | Posted by Bridgette Hernandez in Talent Agents

Tips for recruiting using social media

Thanks to the millions of daily users, social media platforms have become a very effective way for companies to spread the message about hiring new employees and finding the best options possible. While online interviews and recruitment might be a new idea to some, it can help save a lot of time and money and provide your business with excellent results.

Many people tend to be wary of hiring employees through the internet. While there are some things you should always be careful about when it comes to hiring any new employee, social media platforms can help you be a little more confident in your decision.

Here are some of the most significant advantages social media platforms have to offer to your recruitment advertising strategy.

1. Social media platforms are free to use

When it comes to ways to promote anything related to your business online, social media platforms are possibly the easiest and cheapest way to do so. Creating and sharing a recruitment advertising strategy is no exception to this rule.

Through picking the right social media platforms for your business, you will be able to reach out to the target audience you are trying to attract without having to spend money on ads and promotions. Popular platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter do not require a paid subscription for you to sign up and start using its

2. The time needed for hiring will be shorter

Information can travel around the internet at a rapid rate, and it won’t take long to spread the word about the open spots in your team. There are thousands of people online looking for the next step in their careers. Social media platforms help spread information to these potential employees faster, and your recruiters will be able to interact with job candidates less formally and quickly.

This will benefit both parties as the candidates will feel less nervous about the interview and your recruiters will be able to go through the picking process a lot faster. Whether you have an empty spot in your team or you decided to open a new position, you will be able to fill the gap in a concise amount of time.

3. Screening your candidates easily

Since everyone in our day and time uses social media platforms, screening your potential employees has never been easier. Having access to their profiles allows you to have an instant look into their backgrounds, see their past working experience as well as interests. By knowing more about them, you will be able to see if they truly possess the qualities you are expecting someone to have.

The one thing you need to keep in mind, though is that it might not always be a good idea for you to look up someone’s profile without them knowing. If your candidate decided to include links to their social media pages though, you should take a look.

4. Candidates will know more about your company

A big perk that social media pages have to offer to your recruitment plans is that they allow you to make your company and approachable by potential candidates. You need to keep in mind that you are not the only one being wary of working with someone you have never met before. Job candidates will also want to know as much information as possible about the company they will be working for.

The more active you are online and the more transparent you are in regards to your business activities online, the easier it will be for people to trust your recruitment calls.

5. Experiencing an increase in traffic on your pages

The main reason for using social media platforms to your advantage is because you want to get a lot of people to spread the message about your search for new employees. Apart from that, you also want to drive as many people as possible to your page and help enhance your online presence, as you will need the exposure in cases of future recruitment advertising campaigns too.

Your online audience will always enjoy getting sneak peeks into the everyday life of your business. You can quickly gain a more significant following by sharing your recruitment results with your audience and letting them know you will be posting pictures of videos from the learning process of your new employees. This will help engage your audience and also motivate your new employee to work hard and stay focused.

6. Extending your reach to remote employees

Last but not least, another great way social media can benefit your recruitment advertising strategy is by helping you connect with potential employees who will be able to work remotely. If your company is still small-scale and your office space is restricted, hiring with a remote employee could help you cut down on costs significantly. On top of that, by choosing to focus on hiring only professionals in your location, you could be missing out on employees who could help your business grow.

Having employees from different parts of the world will help you expand the culture of your company and create a more diverse and competitive environment.

Hiring the right people for your business

Social media platforms have a lot to offer to your recruitment advertising strategy and can help you come in contact with professionals from different parts of the world and backgrounds. Not only will you have the chance to collect more information on your candidates, but they will also be able to know more about the company they are planning to start working for.

As a result, this process helps with minimizing hiring times as well as picking the right employees on the first try while cutting down costs for your company. Do you consider social media platforms useful for a company’s recruitment strategy?

Let us know in the comments below!

About the author

Bridgette Hernandez has a Master’s in Anthropology and a strong passion for educating her readers through her writing. She is currently working as a content creator for writing platforms such as WoWGrade and SupremeDissertations, Brid also does some editing work for IsAccurate.

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