Talent Tips: Engaging Tough-to-Find Candidates through Social Networking

Would your business consider taking its career website offline? How about having your career website page read: Page not found… 

…That was the case in 1995 when nearly 70 percent of the Fortune 500 companies didn’t even have a website!

Social recruiting was a new and daring phenomenon only eight years ago. A phenomenon few – if any – recruiters would touch.

How about you….are you still hesitant when it comes to social recruiting? 

Ask yourself these two questions:

  • Are you driving job distribution, attracting and converting candidates using social and mobile platforms?
  • Do you know where your organization stands when it comes to social and mobile recruiting?

At SourceMob, our analytics prove that candidates are interested in finding relevant positions and engaging in conversations with recruiters by having both jobs posts and conversations come to them wherever they hang out online (i2ncluding communities, social and mobile platforms). In most cases, they also want this to happen before applying via your Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).

Your tough-to-find talent is no longer applying on your website at the rate they used to. They are still online, but you must change the way you are searching for them. It might mean that you need to move away from your “old school” recruiting methods and adopt new social, community and mobile-based methods.