The social media management software provider, SproutSocial.com, recently reported that 92% of businesses now use social sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to hire employees. Social recruiting can be a cost effective and fast method for firms to hire the most qualified candidates for the job, however, there are plenty of tools available that can make the process even easier. Listed below are some of the most useful tools for recruiting employees via social media including apps, advertising and software solutions.
Tools for Facebook
Work4Labs provides an all-in-one recruiting solution for Facebook, offering advanced tools for positioning your brand on social media, sourcing candidates and generating referrals. For small businesses there is even a free basic version of their software that can easily be installed.
HireRabbit offer fast to implement Facebook and mobile career sites, with no installation or training required to use the software. They offer a free 14 day trial to test if it’s right for your business.
JobCast enables you to build fully branded careers pages on Facebook with software that is free to install. On a basic, free account you can post up to 3 jobs, whilst for a low fee you can post an unlimited number of jobs.
Tools for Twitter
TweetMyJobs offers a Twitter recruitment service through distribution of your job messages through the social channel and job aggregator sites. They offer solutions for both small and enterprise level organisations.
Followerwonk is a very simple, easy to use, free tool that you can employ to discover prospective candidates for your job roles on Twitter. Simple search functionality enables you to find people by keywords and locations.
Twitter recently opened up their advertising solutions to SMEs, and promoted tweets are a great way to get your message out to a highly targeted audience. This is a good option for jumpstarting your recruitment advertising campaigns.
Tools for LinkedIn
Arithon’s LinkedIn search tool enables you to search, select and organise potential candidates from LinkedIn more efficiently. The company offers a free demo of the tool.
In addition to LinkedIn’s own employment ads solution, the social media site has also recently launched their Mobile Recruiter tool. This software is designed to enable recruitment managers to source talent whilst on-the-go. This is a great solution for mobile orientated businesses.