The Risks of Social Recruiting, Reaching Passive Candidates, and HR Trends

Posted by Samara Parker
January 14th, 2015

This week’s link love has some excellent articles to satisfy your thirst for recruitment knowledge.

You’ll learn tricks for sourcing in demand passive candidates, what recruiting tech talent in 2015 is all about, and another way to assess the risk vs reward of using social media to reach job seekers!

Here’s our list of the top 5 HR and recruitment articles this week:

 The 7 Steps for Recruiting Hard-to-find Passive Candidates – Lou Adler

Lou walks you through the steps he took to successfully source top talent for a difficult to fill tech role. He explains the techniques needed to find, attract, and recruit the best passive candidates.

Recruit Tech Talent in 2015 by Going Back to the Basics – Holly Glover

Out of LinkedIn’s recently released 25 most desirable skills list, only 5 of the skills listed aren’t related to tech. So this refreshing on recruiting tech talent by Holly is very apropos!

Outsourcing Social Recruitment the Pros and Cons – Cheryl Morgan

Social recruiting is about more than sharing your job posts on Twitter, but many companies struggle to build strong employer brands and grow their social networks.

A great way to solve this problem is to enlist the help of a social recruiting agency.

Social Media Recruiting Has Similar Risks as Word of Mouth – Allen Smith

Allen puts the various concerns arising about the legality of recruiting via social platforms in terms that most recruiters are more familiar with by comparing social recruitment to word of mouth recruitment.

If your worried about the diversity implications of using social media to share job openings, then you’ll definitely want to give this post a read.

HR Trends You Can’t Ignore – Todd Owens

Although I simply cannot agree with his title (I can ignore pretty much anything should my brain so desire!), I sincerely hope that the trends Todd lists become top priorities for HR in 2015. Especially when it comes to mobile!

Happy link Loving and stay social.