The use of social media in hiring new staff has seen a recruitment revolution in office space around the country in recent years.
According to figures by SimplyHired, more than half of all jobseekers in the UK use Facebook, Linked In and co to find roles these days, saving companies time, money and staff, according to an article in HR Magazine.
Talking to the news provider Jon Hull, head of resourcing at RS Components, said: “Engaging with candidates through social media has the potential to reach not only people who are actively looking to move, but also those who are in a job and happy in that job – and therefore not on the traditional job boards. Social media can deliver an added benefit of increasing brand awareness globally.”
Mr Hull said that using social media in recruitment slashed the recruitment budget at his company considerably, but that was just one of the benefits. Efficiency also improved significantly, and the method allowed the company to access a larger pool of talented people who may not otherwise have been exposed to the job.
Simply Recruitment says that social media can be used to get an advert out to a large amount of people very quickly.