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How to Attract Top Talent on Social Media


Everyone is using social media these days. On Facebook alone there are over 1.55 billion accounts and on Twitter 500 million tweets are sent every day. Whether it’s for personal or business, the audience is there.

With massive audiences using these platforms, it’s no wonder that recruiters are now looking to social media to find their next candidate. A report by SHRMfound that 65% of organisations had sourced new hires through social media in the past year, with 57% sourced from LinkedIn alone.

Besides the massive scope of potential candidates, hiring through social media is lucrative to recruiters because it’s quick and easy. What would have previously been a drawn out recruitment process can now simply involve looking at the profile of a possible candidate and getting in touch.