Michael Specht

A blog from Australia looking at technology, management, Human Resources (HR) and recruitment.

Social media recruitment strategies

December 11th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Recruitment ·



Following on from the 52 social media ideas for HR I have pulled together a few ideas on ways to improve your organisation’s recruitment strategy. They are based around seven key principles

  1. Transparency
  2. Conversation
  3. Wisdom of Crowds
  4. Data is Key
  5. Speed
  6. Reuse
  7. Rich User Experience
Here is a the slide show for you:
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  • 1 How to Develop a Social Media Strategy for Recruitment « Ideas in Motion // Sep 24, 2009 at 11:31 am

    [...] Specht, a specialist in HR technology and the application of web 2.0 tools, outlines seven key principles for a good social media recruitment strategy and these [...]

  • 2 Dorothee // Jun 8, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    According to research by TMP Worldwide and Targetjobs, 79% students say social networking sites are key to employers engaging them, and another 56% agree that social networking sites allow candidates to get a feel for the company’s culture. Employers must be social media savvy to attract talent graduates. If they don’t adopt robust and consistent social networking strategies, employers risk going under the radar of the best graduates. Social networks provides a new opportunity for many employers; they have to start using social recruiting platforms such as BraveNewTalent.com to reach these talents.

  • 3 Steve Ludlow // Aug 6, 2010 at 10:30 am

    As a recruitment business in the sales and marketing space, we’ve filled 25% of our jobs through social media this past 12 months. I was interviewed and asked about how we did this on The Social Sofa, a video series about social media in recruitment. Here’s the video link http://bit.ly/9w49eo