Don’t cede social recruitment to competition

Firms relying solely on job boards run risk of missing out on ‘enviable, engaged’ workforce
By Catherine Claridge
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/25/2012

Despite the fact there has been a lot of buzz recently about the rise of social media for talent acquisition purposes, many companies still rely heavily on the tradition of job boards.

For many HR professionals, this remains the primary method for procuring talent, relying on resumés to obtain information about their knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics (KSAOs).

Such companies are at risk of losing talent to more innovative firms that have adopted social media in their talent acquisition objectives and are boasting an enviable and engaged workforce as a result.