How to Use LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to Source Candidates

We’ve been writing on recruiting through social media, so here’s a post about how to use three of the most popular social networks in particular ways. From our research, we found three sets of statistics you might find interesting:

 
Image credit: Deposit Photos

Image credit: Deposit Photos

 

Top Tactics for LinkedIn 

Via Social Recruiting Survey

  1. Search for candidates (95%)
  2. Contact candidates (95%)
  3. Keep tabs on potential candidates (93%)
  4. Vet candidates pre-interview (93%)
  5. Post jobs (92%)

Top Tactics for Facebook 

Via Social Recruiting Survey

  1. Showcase employer brand (59%)
  2. Generate employee referrals (51%)
  3. Post jobs (48%)
  4. Vet candidates post-interview (35%)
  5. Vet candidates pre-interview (32%)

Top Tactics for Twitter

Via Social Recruiting Survey

  1. Showcase employer brand (44%)
  2. Post jobs (39%)
  3. Generate employee referrals (32%)
  4. Vet candidates post-interview (18%)
  5. Search for candidates (17%)

How do you use social to source candidates? Drop us a line.