Social Media Recruiting: Using Facebook as your recruitment tool.

With an average active user strength of more than 1 Billion, Facebook is generally viewed as a platform for engaging with our friends. A lot more can be done from a recruiter point of view if you choose to use this platform for your recruitment process. So, How do you find the right fit for your recruitment process using Facebook? Here’s a basic guide that helps you do the same:

 

Using dedicated Facebook pages must be a definitive part of your long-term strategy for recruiting. You must first try to build an image for your company and concentrate on building followers. This can be done by giving a sense of value to your audience regarding the posts you will be sharing with them. You can market your services and post your job ads . Coming from your page it holds a lot of value to your audience. You can also use others tool for swift and specific purposes.

 

The“Facebook Marketplace”is another service you can try. Most people are only aware of Facebook ads to target the audience for the job position, but the “Facebook Marketplace”is also a better option if you want to post your ad for free. You have to fill this basic information about your job posting: job title, location, the category with a small description about your job particulars. The main difference between a “Facebook advert” and a job posting of this type is that you cannot target your set of audience for this type of posting. So, if you are short of time and are need of an aggressive approach you can try “Facebook Adverts”.

 

By far Facebook Adverts are the most efficient way to go about your business as a recruiter. Given that they charge good bucks for their service, it has to be said that “Facebook Adverts” are the super-effective and economic compared to Google Ad words and other similar platforms. The most important thing about these adverts is its ability to literally pick the target audience. Being one of the largest social media platforms it can give your advert an extraordinary reach coupled with a laser-like targeting capability. You can target your audience based on their location, gender,sex, their interests,their digital activities and what not. For example, if you are in search of a candidate for a senior level position living in or around Florida; you can show up your ad only to these folks giving you a good chance of getting a lead . But make sure that you did not narrow this search too much as you might be missing on a word of mouth factor associated with a wider search.

Some Do’s and Don’ts of CV Writing:

A CV is a like a window through which a recruiter chooses to look at the candidate. By far, it is one of the most effective forms of presenting your skills in a documented form. While a well formatted C.V improves the chance of giving your best shot, a bad C.V will definitely shut the door.

Here are the Dos and Don’ts we have composed to assist you in composing a better C.V:

Dos :
Check out the recruiter, get to know his requirements and compose your C.V with respect to the job you are applying for.

Start your C.V with concise details for communication i.e. your e-mail, telephone, fax and address.

Use positive language, start your sentences with action verbs and minimize the use of pronouns. For example start your sentence with “Executed a major project with a team …” instead of “I was a part of an execution team…”

Bullet points are easier to read; use them to highlight your achievements and responsibilities from your recent jobs.

Put your most recent job experience followed by others in timeline making it easy for the recruiters to check your relevance.

Include the time periods of your jobs with dates; leaving out gaps can give leeway to a thought that you are hiding something.

Take a special care on the layout of the document. A crispy and effective layout not only makes it easier to read but also improves the look.

Don’ts :

Don’t make your CV too long or lengthy to read. Two pages is the accepted, three is okay but only if you cannot make it into two.

Using a personal e-mail Id to submit your application is a big no too, use a professional one instead.

Don’t include the salary expectations, it is always better to discuss in or after your interview.

Don’t lie. We cannot stress this one more. Employers are equipped with their own methods to check the information. Make sure that the information you have provided is true to the last word.

Last but not the least: Never skip the grammar check.

The Evolution of CV Sourcing

The whole process of recruiting comprises of two areas in general: Sourcing and Selection. Sourcing is a process of extracting the information of suitable candidates and making it possible for them to attend the selection process.

Let us first get a hang of the recruitment process to get an idea about the evolution of CV Sourcing and gauge its importance. The process of recruiting dates back to the early days, Julius Caesar himself is said to have implemented a referral scheme; gifting each of the soldiers for one fellow soldier they bring into the army and that is how sourcing suitable candidature is taken care of.

For the most part of the successive years, this referral system has been pretty handy in filling the vacant positions. The pre-50’s, where industries are often in the demand of workforce in large numbers gave rise to wanted boards that hung in front. This period is followed by the coveted 60’s where advertising the jobs in local newspapers for sourcing candidates is practiced. The following 20 years paved the way for the recruitment consultants, who day in and day out had to squeeze their work hours on the telephone, sourcing candidates using then methods of specialized magazines and job boards. These methods were okay for those times, but as the job market grew in 90’s, online job boards made it easy for the employers to reach job seekers. The considerable increase in the internet users helped this process too. Fast forward 10 years, sourcing candidates using online job portals with an able support from platforms like LinkedIn became a norm now. But as the job market today grew by leaps and bounds and cut throat competition associated with it, these methods of operation prove to be ineffective. Yes, they are not good as they seem, period. Puzzled? Check out our next post in the series to find out the reason.

Click here for our next post:  The Importance of CV Sourcing.

Strategies to make the Recruitment Process Outsourcing a Long Term Solution!

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) has become a long term solution and is in great demand from the past five years and as well as in recent years. Recruitment Process Outsourcing is not only about searching and employing a candidate but it is all about a provider and a client working together to improve the quality and cost of the  entire recruitment process.

In order to make the Recruitment process sustainable, here are some of the considerations in the process that can increase the chance of continuing achievement of RPO by making sure that your RPO services stays line up to the strategic requirements by maintaining a long tern relationships and outsourcing the talent.

  • Motivating the Recruitment Process Outsourcing plan from your Resourcing– Recruitment Process Outsourcing involves everything starting from advising on recruitment strategy to managing relationships with the talent sources. However most of the corporations choose to outsource the recruitment services and take an advantage to maximize the scope of services outsourced. By maximizing the scope of your outsourcing deal, your provider can truly demonstrate their end-to-end proficiency in all areas and convey a holistic service. By discussing these scenarios with an planned provider will help them outline their service offering to uniquely support your needs..
  • Understanding the Requirements–   The Recruitment Process Outsourcing providers infinitely differentiated services and have their own technologies most of which incorporate to a greater extent with your accessible systems. But the main factor to understand is which provider can meet the specific needs , by understanding the market upfront and engaging easily in advance of time can bring a important efficiencies to the provider selection procedure.
  • Execution of Recruitment Process Outsourcing(RPO)- At last, time invested at accomplishment will make sure the long term success of RPO agreement. But make sure that your information is clean and employees records complete before you hand over to your provider and allow for a stabilization period where you work together to ensure continuity of service in a time period . Ensure a strong change and communications programmed is in place with the users so that this can be benefitted for  to the company as a whole.

Recruitment Process Outsourcing is becoming more and more commoditized, in spite of being extremely focused and specialized in nature. Recruitment technologies and services are ever easier to get to, which means many are taking advantage of Recruitment Process Outsourcing than ever before. Companies can take advantage of RPO than ever before. With cautious upfront planning and a wish to truly change the recruiting function, Recruitment Process Outsourcing has become a main tool in driving a successful talent plan for the long term.