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Social media recruitment on the increase

Filed under: Recruitment General — Stephanie on February 14, 2012

Companies with IT security vacancies may want to utilize the power of social media to find the best suited candidates for the role. Social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook allow a business to gain insight into possible candidates but the time needed to screen applicants can be significant and off putting.

Those in information security jobs are likely to be at home with these types of sites making it an ideal medium for finding new talent. A social media recruitment strategy can be an asset and many recruitment specialists can help a company get started.

With 2012 well underway just what are the trends for IT recruitment? Here are just some materializing currently:

• Firms are looking more to social media recruitment and are learning to network on some of the most popular sites to source relevant candidates. Given the rising trend it is forecast that a large percentage of companies will increase their social recruiting budgets and seek help in utilizing this medium
• In large corporations there may develop the need to employ social networkers or outsource this recruitment function so that candidates can be effectively screened using social recruiting apps
• Offline recruitment events are likely to be replaced gradually by online events such as online conferences and group chats.
• Online resumes and portfolios will become more important for those seeking IT security jobs and LinkedIn profiles and professional Facebook may become more prominent as a means to promote CVs

Social media recruitment is definitely on the rise however, the time required to manage this effectively can be too much for many HR departments. IT recruiters specializing in IT security vacancies can offer a cost effective alternative.

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