Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Engage and Attract More Candidates with Social Media

Use social media to recruit, engage and attract new talent with iRecruit

There are over 845 million active Facebook users. LinkedIn has 150 million users and Twitter has 350 million.

If your company uses these three most prominent social networks for consistent branding, marketing and public relations, you should take advantage of this built-in network of contacts when recruiting new candidates.  Making your jobs social, allows you to connect with a built in network of people who are already aware of your company, and interested in hearing news and job openings from you.

iRecruit applicant tracking software allows you to post to LinkedIn, which is showing more and more growth, to your profile, company page, individuals or to a specific group. Encourage new and current employees to follow your company on LinkedIn to stay up-to-date with news and happenings. LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 150 million members in over 200 countries and territories.

iRecruit lets you instantly share your job openings with this largest social network. Post your jobs to your own profile, or to your Company Page and share with people who already "like" your company. Who knows how many people they will share it with. Encourage new and current employees to like your company on Facebook to stay up-to-date with news, events and more. Encourage employees to share your job openings with their friends.

Twitter, the second-largest social network operates in 140 characters or less.  Perfect for broadcasting short bursts of information such as notices that you are hiring.  Ask your followers for retweets in the post by writing "Please ReTweet" or "RT" at the end of the tweet. Use Twitter Hashtags in the tweet such as #jobs #yourtown #hiring to connect with even more Twitter users.

With web content being so mobile these days, video is a vital communication tool.  Having an "about our company" video, or "interview with employees" or "day in the life" on your iRecruit career page makes it convenient for mobile users to review without having to scroll through a long page of text to find out about your company.

PS--Follow iRecruit on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn too.

About iRecruit
iRecruit is a web-based applicant tracking software designed to provide any size of business a cost effective, affordable and simple way to handle their recruiting process online. iRecruit provides you with your own career center that will allow your applicants to select the position they are interested in, and apply online through your website!

Weekly demos, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm Eastern Time (Register Today), or call us at 1-800-517-9099 to schedule a demo at your convenience.       

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