PCI Webinar with Katherine Burik
The Times They Are A-Changing: Using LinkedIn for Recruitment
Competency: Personnel Management
Sub-Category: Makes hiring decisions based on sound evaluation methods
“You better start swimming or sink like a stone, cause the times they are a-changing”. – Bob Dylan
The times they are a-changing. You know it is true. Your reference librarians deal with social media and the Internet every day in service to patrons. You can find any obscure piece of information or connect with thought leaders with a touch of a button.
But are you using social media to its fullest potential to source candidates for your open positions? Are you still posting ads on Internet job boards? How is that working for you? Employers who used social media to hire found a 49% improvement in candidate quality over candidates sourced only through traditional recruiting channels. (Source: Jobvite)
An Aberdeen Group study found that 73% of 18-34 year olds found their last job through a social network. If you are trying to hire younger people you have to put yourself in the social media world where your target candidate hangs out. Otherwise you will continue to get the same results.
Learn how to turn LinkedIn into a tool that supports your recruitment efforts as well as your reference efforts.
Katherine Burik ~ Biography
At The Interview Doctor, Katherine Burik brings her extensive background in human resources and finding jobs herself to help candidates and companies create an effective recruitment search process to find the job or candidates they love.
Katherine has published white papers and three books on job search as part of The Job Seeker Manifesto, including: The Job Search Marketing Plan: Declare to the World How You Will Find Your Next Job, Resumes 3.0: Tools to find your next job, and Tell Me About Yourself: Secrets to Successful Job Interviews. A fourth book targeting company talent acquisition, Talent Search Marketing Plan, is in the works.