TUESDAY QUICK TIPS!
I get so many people say to me… we’re not on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc because our organisation is too risk averse or we don’t have the capacity to maintain the pages and content and feed etc; to which I reply that’s fine, you don’t have to be on social to source through social.
I talk about the Curious, Capable and Committed recruiter a lot. It’s about having the right sourcers or recruiters in your business to find the people that you need – period. And wherever those people/candidates are, then that is where we need to go. Therefore having the mental block that “we don’t recruit on platform X” could be a big barrier to your team using all channels available to seek out and find the right people for your business.
In an ideal world your Source of Hire mix will include everything and anything until proven useless.
They’ll be checking out Meetup.com groups – it’s all about community, tribes and connecting with like minded (and skilled) individuals
LinkedIn either through Recruiter or through the free platform using boolean search strings,
they’ll be using FollowerWonk to search Twitter bios,
they will also be searching corporate websites for names and titles of those who aren’t on LinkedIn – shock horror…yes there are many people who are not on LinkedIn in the professional world. I did a quick look for mobile lenders from one of the big 4 banks and got a quick list as well as what languages they speak! love a bit of old school searching!
They’ll also be looking at things like YouTube to hunt down technical and visual professionals who names are on video credits.
So whether you’re in Government departments, risk averse industries like pharmaceutical or investment banking, or just if you’re business isn’t interested in building their online or social presence, don’t let other people’s concerns stop you from getting out and looking for everyone, everywhere! Once you start down the rabbit hole you’ll be amazed what you will find….. and I haven’t even touched on Google+, blogs, forums and so many more places you can connect, engage and find what and who you’re looking for!
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