At one time, being a job seeker who used social media had a negative connotation. Since Facebook started as a college resource, many students and potential job candidates were warned not to post too much about themselves (think: “party pictures”), as it could cost them a job opportunity.
If you are not using social media to recruit the very best talent, then you’re losing out against your competition.
Almost everyone utilizes some form of social media at some point. Recent estimates show that Facebook has 1.65 billion active users, Twitter has 310 million users, and LinkedIn has 433 million users.
So how does social media benefit recruiting?
Let’s assume that there is a verifiable “Most Needed Business Skills” list that every executive must master. Listening belongs at the top of list. Your skill set, educational background, years of experience, economic influence, tenure… none of it matters if you are not a good listener. The biggest problems that most of us encounter in [...]
When an applicant does not hear back after an interview, it feels personal. Being left in limbo to ponder if one should wait and contact the employer can be a difficult decision.
Trust is something that we build over time. However there are important steps that leaders can take right now to foster a more trusting climate to accomplish enhanced business results.