Andy Headworth• MD of Sirona Consulting• Consult about recruitment • Strategy • Process • Online Recruitment • Social Recruiting• Corporates and Recruiters• Published author of “Smart SocialMedia Recruitment Strategies” Blogs
Why social media?“We have lots and lots of people, what we’re missing is talent.” Kristen Weirick Global Leader of Recruiting, Employer Branding and Onboarding at Cargill
Why social media?Reduce candidate acquisition costsIncreasing job visibility to internal candidatesIncreasing candidate applicationsReal-time customer servicesPositioning within your marketsExtend the reach of your brandDifferent channels of engagementRaising quality of hiresDirect candidate sourcingCandidate expectationsDrive improved traffic levels to career site
A REAL recruitment challenge!They wanted a wider, more diverse and talented group ofwriters who had a real passion for The Street and its characters.>> A 3 week employer branded social recruiting campaigndesigned to tie-in with existing storylines and characters inCoronation Street.
Corrie on Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn Writers groups were targeted with messages about the opportunity with links to the other social networking media.Discussions of plotlines were set They created a series ofup to encourage involvement. ‘micro ad tweets’ – writing 30+ ads, all inVideos of classic Corrie storylines were 140 characters to Tweetuploaded to inspire (and remind) applicants out.of the quality of characters and stories thatthe series is renowned for.
The Corrie writer results A lively, passionate and active Social Community of over 300 members on Twitter The ‘Micro Ad Tweets’ were the most re-tweeted 900 applications >> pool of 20 talented Storyliners created The quality of applicants was far higher than anticipated by ITV A small band of rejected applicants even created their own Facebook group of ‘Story Disassociates’ – where they continued discussing their programme ideas. The employer branded copy tone/theme was carried through across all communications to the applicants – the successful and the unsuccessful – throughout the post-application process.And the ‘social networking’ community out there is still growing, in anticipation of thenext time this opportunity opens again!
Find and be found 63% of job seekers use a search engine to find a job source Enhance Media March 2011
Social recruiting is ALL about ENGAGEMENT Facebook is about YOUR Fans Twitter is about YOUR Followers Blogs are about YOUR Readers YouTube is about YOUR SubscribersGive them content that is valuable to THEM and the platform they are on
How do you engage people? Participate Find good people to follow Learn the language Comment Share Converse Own content Ask questions Respectful and polite
This is recruitment engagement!8.6 % engagement5.1 % engagement
You already have a starting point Networks WILL already exist Current employees Alumni Advocates Potential employees
LinkedIn Keywords 100% Do what it says on the tinProfile People Companies Skills Updates Boolean FlipSearch People Companies Updates GroupsFollow Personal Company Groups JobsUpdates Community Network Jobs Engagement X-RayGroups
Twitter basics #hashtagsFinding people to followBranding
Facebook• Forget the concept of a social network• It is a content management platform and you are the publishers• Give them something to ‘like’ ........ not a page full of jobs!!• Engagement – videos; photos & text in that order!• Create a jobs tab using Work4Labs, Broadbean, BeKnown etc
Facebook recruitment working well Objectives 1: To create a buzz around the opening of the new Hard Rock Cafe in Firenze 2: To recruit 120 staff in 8 categories from waiting staff to accounting. Time Frame 4 Weeks Facebook Advertising Candidate Criteria 1: Liked Rock and Roll 2: Lived within 100km of Firenze 3: Had some hospitality, catering or bar work in their background 4:Spoke fluent Italian
Case study resultsImportant noteNo ATS usedAny form of application – written, visual, audio – English or ItalianPledge made – ALL applications dealt with in personResults 10,222 fans on the page. (In 4 weeks!) 4000 job applications received (During a 2 week campaign.) 600 interviews completed (over 3 days) 120 Hires Huge logistical times saving of the 600 iv’sCostFacebook advertising – c €2000Time undetermined
Google Plus “The fastest growing social network in history”Stream Sparks Hangouts Circles Photos Huddles
Google Plus Circles – think candidates Happy.Hour.com
findpeopleonplus.com Search Criteria Relationship Looking For Gender Activity Education Employer Occupation Following Followers Country State City
Mobile Smartphone penetration is 47% (MMA) 40% of social media users access social media content fromtheir mobile phone (Nielsen) 11% now have some form of tablet device (IAB)Have you got a mobile recruiting website for your business?
How do you communicate with your candidates? Tweet Direct Message Message Facetime Chat Message; Circles Huddle; Hangout Message Company updates“If you wish to persuade Inmailme, you must think my Message Audio Skypethoughts, feel my feelings, Video Skypeand speak my words” RSS Feeds Cicero 80BC