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Social Media In Recruitment Conference

Social Media In Recruitment ConferenceOn the 19th April 2012 at the Congress Centre in London the fourth Social Media in Recruitment Conference will take place.

The 2012 Conference is aimed at helping the following types of organisations get the most from using social media in recruitment:

· HR & Corporate Recruiting Departments
· Government & Public Sector Organisations
· Recruitment Agencies
· Recruitment Advertising Agencies
· Job Boards
· Recruitment Industry Suppliers
· Recruitment Technology Providers

For more information go to socialmediainrecruitment.com.

How social media changed recruitment practices for ever

Social recruiting is something of a hot topic and has become one of the buzzwords of 2011. It can, however, be difficult to know where to start or how to make sure that you get the most benefit from using web and networking sites. There is no right or wrong way to use social recruiting, however. It is a concept rather than a prescriptive way of doing things and as such, employers in many different fields are able to draw on the aspects of social recruiting that work for them.

Social recruiting is essentially a means of identifying and communicating with potential employees and building relationships with them. It is an additional tool rather than a replacement to traditional recruitment methods. It encompasses the basic elements that are required for any recruitment process, using new media as a means of attracting and carrying out preliminary vetting of potential candidates.

The web as a marketing tool
One of the simplest ways to embrace social recruiting is to use the web effectively as a marketing tool. By advertising online on websites that are relevant to the industry or field that you work in, you are able to target a much wider pool of people than by only using traditional methods. Twitter and Facebook can be a great way to advertise jobs, particularly if you work in an industry that is IT or media savvy.
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