Social Recruiting Essentials, Employer Brand Bliss, and Recruiting Like a Super Hero

Posted by Samara Parker
April 29th, 2015

Social recruiting is still confusing for a lot of people.

There are so many different networks, strategies, and stats to consider that it is easy to get overwhelmed.

This leads many a smart HR professional to put social media on the back burner.

Considering job seekers increasing use of social networks to look for work and the role that social media plays in mobile-friendly candidate experience, this tactic just isn’t practical.

Which is why I was so happy to see’s latest As Away feature titled What Do Recruiters Need to Know About Social Media?

In it Matthew Kosinski poses this question to a group of recruitment experts:  

Social recruiting is all the rage — but what do recruiters really need to know about social media in order to be the best in the business? Share your tips and tricks!

 The answers are full of smart actionable tips that you can apply to your own social recruiting.

Real Strategies to Organically Growing Your Social Audience – Travis Huff

In this article Travis provides several solutions for one of social recruiting’s biggest challenges: Getting more fans and followers.

His tips may be directed towards marketers but they are equally relevant to any company trying to get more ROI for social recruitment efforts.

The Most Buzzed-About Social Recruiting Posts of the Week – Jodi Ordioni

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Jodi shares three excellent social recruiting posts, one for Facebook, one for Twitter, and one for YouTube.

All three are definitely worth checking out and borrowing from.

Why Your Employees are the Key to Talent Brand Bliss – Stephanie Bevegni

No matter what network or medium you choose to use for social recruitment you should always get your employees involved in the process.

According to Stephanie, candidates will trust your employees and what they have to say about your employer brand 3x more than they trust your CEO.

Stephanie explains how this and several other factors make employees the best ambassadors for your employer brand.

Nick Fury’s Guide to Assembling Your Team – Natalie Morgan


I saved the best for last.

This article is also the least related to social recruiting because Nick Fury would never be so overt as to use Twitter or Facebook to reach out to potential Avengers…

In fact I doubt his highly secretive modus operandi allows for any use of social networks whatsoever.

Social media use aside as Natalie points out, Nick Fury is a talented recruiter and has a lot to teach about talent acquisition!

Enjoy these links and stay social!