Social Networking- A New Perspective to Recruitment

Social Networking- A New Perspective to Recruitment
Social Networking- A New Perspective to Recruitment

It’s important for people to talk and get beyond the wall of Facebook and social media.

-Billy Corgan

When someone talks of Social Networking, one visualises social media networking platforms. Though it has been a boon for recruiters, the flip side is that they are losing the personal connect with their clients and candidates, which is bound to impact the long-term success of the social recruiter. Recruiters have to go beyond the four walls of social media platform and network. Social Recruiting is, in a way, promoting laziness in the current breed of social recruiters, as they do not believe in going out of office space for networking; they are very comfortable with networking online.

Also for social recruiters, just remaining hooked to social media platforms can have a negative effect on short-term memory. It also can make them forget time discipline as time flies when one is on social platforms. They must take care of time discipline. Also, fix the time when you must switch off from social media platforms and engage with teams in office or clients and candidates meeting which help you refresh yourselves. Recent researches suggest that unstructured use of social platforms is a huge risk for mental and physical health. Some amount of balance in using it is advisable. Change for some time the ways we connect with friends, family and neighbours outside the realm of social platforms, phones and video calling. Meet them in person.

Still, for a lot of social projects, social recruiters need to go on site to hire as the prospective candidates may not have smartphones and access to the internet. So still some part of overall recruitment is driven in rest of the world countries that has one on one connect. The US and Europe it is moving more toward complete penetration of mobile and internet, wherein the whole game  of recruitment moves  to social media  platform more  and more. Social Networking is also driven by the behaviour of a recruiter whether he or she is naturally inclined towards going out for a meeting or wants to remain hooked to online options. We learned about recruiting through social media and about various social platforms and tools and techniques that can help you for recruiting.

The Social Platforms and Tools and Techniques suggested are at the best of our knowledge and there are many other such platforms and tools available on the internet. One can always start with this knowledge and develop by keeping updated with the changing trends. The whole idea is to use all the tools and strategies mentioned. Without doing so, one may not get the desired result. Social networking beyond social media platform can be a huge differentiating aspect for a social recruiter.

If you’re looking for more such information, feel free to go through Amit Sharma’s ‘Social Recruiters’ book. Amit Sharma has 20 years of experience in the recruitment industry. You can find his book on Amazon or on this site – www.amitsharma.net

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