Social Recruiting – Ultimate Software's Blog http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com Thoughts on Putting People First in the Workplace Tue, 23 May 2017 19:20:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 People-Centric Recruitment and the Millennial Job Seeker – Ultimate Software Teams Up with LinkedIn http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/people-centric-recruitment-and-the-millennial-job-seeker-ultimate-software-teams-up-with-linkedin/ http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/people-centric-recruitment-and-the-millennial-job-seeker-ultimate-software-teams-up-with-linkedin/#respond Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:33:52 +0000 http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/?p=159 Job seekers of the millennial generation are radically different than baby boomer candidates. For one thing, millennials are adept at using all forms of technology when searching for a new job, including social media. They’re also very comfortable applying for job opportunities utilizing smartphones and tablets and will often follow up using creative ways to […]

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Job seekers of the millennial generation are radically different than baby boomer candidates. For one thing, millennials are adept at using all forms of technology when searching for a new job, including social media. They’re also very comfortable applying for job opportunities utilizing smartphones and tablets and will often follow up using creative ways to present and differentiate themselves online.

Considering that members of the millennial generation, also known as gen Y, are actually more likely to communicate via social media than other communication methods, LinkedIn has become a particularly relevant in recruiting millennials. In an effort to leverage this pervasive professional networking resource in North America, Ultimate Software has teamed up with LinkedIn to simplify the application process for both candidates and our customers.
People-Centric Recruitment and the Millennial Job SeekerUltimate is now offering customers seamless integration between LinkedIn and its new UltiPro Recruiting solution. This integration empowers candidates to easily and securely apply for opportunities to companies within a matter of seconds using their LinkedIn profile to submit their professional details, endorsements, and job history from LinkedIn to UltiPro in just one click. This saves the candidate from having to slog through a clunky copy-paste scenario and continuously update their resume or CV, and even can eliminate the need to navigate through multiple systems.

In the coming months, Ultimate plans to go beyond the convenience of leveraging LinkedIn profiles with additional integration between the two platforms. This includes plans to allow employers to easily post open opportunities directly from UltiPro to LinkedIn with a simple click. Stay tuned!

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The Social Recruiting Phenomenon http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/the-social-recruiting-phenomenon/ http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/the-social-recruiting-phenomenon/#respond Mon, 19 Nov 2012 17:31:56 +0000 http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/?p=137 I consider myself to be rather proficient in the social networking world. But despite my early adoption, I would never have guessed the impact that social would have on our work lives, namely attracting talent. Today, social networking sites are among the top three most effective recruiting channels—immediately following career websites and employee referrals in […]

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I consider myself to be rather proficient in the social networking world. But despite my early adoption, I would never have guessed the impact that social would have on our work lives, namely attracting talent.

Today, social networking sites are among the top three most effective recruiting channels—immediately following career websites and employee referrals in value. In fact, a recent survey by MRINetwork indicated that 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn to seek candidates.

While career websites and employee referrals have been considered tried-and-true recruiting tools, to find truly qualified candidates—the number one challenge for businesses in North America—I recommend that organizations leverage social in their recruitment efforts.

What makes social networks so great for sourcing qualified candidates?

  1. Volume: More than 600 million users logged into social networks in 2012 alone, so your talent pool has immediately grown.
  2. Passives: Active job seekers are common within normal sourcing mediums such as job boards. However, it’s usually the passive job seeker that turns out to be a “hidden gem” and high performer. Not actively looking for work, these passive candidates don’t visit job boards and sometimes don’t even have an up-to-date resume.
  3. Mobile: Because social networks are intrinsically mobile, they provide the increased reach needed to communicate anytime with more potential candidates more often.

So how can organizations leverage social networks more effectively? Becoming an expert social recruiter does not happen overnight, so start small before developing a more complex strategy. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

    • Create a company social profile to provide information about your organization and why it’s a great place to work.
    • Broadcast available jobs through social networks like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to spread the word about open positions.
    • Create user groups to engage potential candidates and continuously communicate with them by initiating appealing discussion topics. For example, topics may include interview tips & tricks, how to increase employee engagement, and even themes surrounding the industry and market space of your unique company.
    • Broadcast company successes to the group to further engage potential candidates.

 

    Social sourcing is here to stay. It’s a great way to find high-quality candidates while potentially reducing your recruitment costs and time to hire. And due to its impressive results, the use of social recruiting is anticipated to increase in popularity.

 

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