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5 Ways to Increase Your Social Recruiting Reach on Twitter

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Earlier this month, Hyrell’s Director of Marketing posted a great article about Growth Hacking your Hiring Process. For those of you who don’t know, “Growth Hacking” is a popular marketing approach which focuses on finding low-cost and innovative alternatives to traditional techniques.

As a small business owner, we know that you are a big fan of finding low-cost and innovative alternatives to help run your business. Plus, you know that any small advantage can lead to major results if you are able to utilize it properly. So start thinking like a marketer and “growth hack” your approach to social recruiting on Twitter.

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Topics: Social Media Recruiting Best Practices, Social Recruiting, Attract More Applicants

2 Reasons You Should Use Quora to Vet Qualified Job Candidates

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If you’re like 90 percent of recruiters and hiring managers surveyed by Reppler, you’ve already visited candidates’ social media profiles as part of your screening process. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are the top three social networks used for social media recruiting, but there’s another social network you could use to find and vet talent: Quora.

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Topics: Social Media Recruiting, Social Media Recruiting Best Practices, Hiring Process

Growth Hacking for Your Recruiting Process

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The new rage in marketing, more specifically technology marketing, is a concept called Growth Hacking. Wikipedia defines Growth Hacking as a technique that blends the use of creativity, analytical thinking, and social metrics to sell products and gain exposure. As a marketer for an HR Technology company, I spend much of my day walking the line between marketing and HR, so the connection for me was natural!

We, at Hyrell, believe that there are plenty of reasons why HR executives should be thinking more like marketers, so I wanted to share 3 ideas for Growth Hacking your Hiring Process.

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Topics: Hiring & Recruiting Trends, Social Media Recruiting Best Practices, Recruiting Best Practices

5 Things Not to Do When Recruiting with Social Media

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The EEOC hearings on social media in the workplace have had our attention for weeks. The testimonies have helped us analyze the true meaning of "social media" as it pertains to HR and share key takeaways on social media recruiting.

But if there's anything else you should take away from the recent hearings, it's what not to do when recruiting with social media. Social media does give recruiters and hiring managers new ways to expand their applicant pool, but there are several reasons to take caution:

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Topics: Social Media Recruiting, Social Media Recruiting Best Practices, Social Recruiting, EEOC Hearings

Social Media Recruiting, HR and the EEOC: What You Need to Know

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The recent EEOC hearings on social media in the workplace have the HR industry buzzing. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing our analysis of the testimonies from these hearings and things you should take into consideration for social media recruiting. You can read the first post in this series here.

The EEOC knows social media is impacting the workplace. But does anyone know what “social media” really means and the rules surrounding how to and (how not to) do it?

In an attempt to shed some light on this rapidly changing area of HR, the EEOC held a public meeting on this matter in March 2014. Several expert panelists shared their thoughts, and you can find a link to the full information here.

Below are some of the key takeaways and social media issues every company should consider.

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Topics: Social Media Recruiting, Social Media Recruiting Best Practices, Social Recruiting, EEOC Hearings

Why Your Next Hire Should Be a Millennial

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Generation Y (also known as the millennial generation) includes people born from the late 1970s to the early 2000s. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, by the year 2020, Gen Y employees will comprise more than 40 percent of the workforce in the United States. Although there are many stereotypes about Gen Y workers, in reality, there are many compelling reasons why organizations should be eager to hire people from this demographic group.

Here are five things to think about as you consider hiring your next Gen Y employee:

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Topics: Hiring & Recruiting Trends, Social Media Recruiting Best Practices, Recruiting Best Practices

Do You Know What Social Media Really Is for HR? Probably Not …

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The recent EEOC hearings on social media in the workplace have the HR industry buzzing. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing our analysis of the testimonies from these hearings and things you should take into consideration for social media recruiting.

Do you know what social media is? Most people think they do. As we already know, social media is only becoming a larger focus for HR and recruiting. But if the recent hearings held by the EEOC are any indication, there is nothing close to a clear definition of what “social media” actually means.

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Topics: Social Media Recruiting, Social Media Recruiting Best Practices, Social Recruiting, EEOC Hearings

How Do I Use Social Media to Attract Talent?

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Finding the right applicant tracking system is already challenging for many businesses—but with all the social media tools available these days, how do you decide which ones to use to support your hiring and recruiting efforts?

Mediabistro states 14.4 million job seekers in the United States have used social media to search for a job. In fact, 29 percent of survey respondents use social media as their primary tool for job searching. If you haven’t incorporated social media into your recruiting process yet, this means social media could be a new opportunity to expand your talent pool.

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Topics: Hiring & Recruiting Trends, Social Media Recruiting, Social Media Recruiting Best Practices, Applicant Tracking Software

3 Ways to Optimize Your LinkedIn Presence to Attract Talent

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Many believe LinkedIn is on its way to becoming the No 1. corporate recruiting portal. In terms of social media, it’s already the No. 1 social network used by recruiters, according to a study by Mediabistro. And with more than 277 million users and more signing up everyday, LinkedIn is turning into one of our favorite tools for connecting companies and job seekers in a professional online environment.

Maybe you already use LinkedIn to support your company’s marketing and sales efforts, but have you considered how you can enhance your company LinkedIn page to attract talent? Here we share three ways you can enhance your presence and your company’s profile on LinkedIn to create more visibility for your job openings and engage job seekers.

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Topics: Social Media Recruiting, Social Media Recruiting Best Practices, Recruiting Best Practices

Thinking About Screening Applicants on Social Media? Read This First!

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Are you thinking about using social media to screen job applicants? According to a study by social media monitoring service Reppler, more than 90 percent of the recruiters and hiring managers surveyed have visited a potential candidate’s profile on a social network as part of the screening process. Another interesting find from the survey is 69 percent of recruiters have rejected a candidate based on content found on his or her social networks. At the same time, 68 percent have actually hired a candidate based on information found on his or her social media profiles.

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Topics: Social Media Recruiting, Social Media Recruiting Best Practices

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