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Using Twitter for recruitment speeds up search process, provides deeper insight
By Donna Alexander
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/03/2013

As a recruitment professional, my days used to be fairly routine: I would perform searches online to find qualified candidates, pipeline resumés from suitable applicants and screen them for industry qualifications or as a match for a particular role.

These days, to a lesser degree, I can follow the same pattern in a fraction of the time — the popularity of Twitter has truly sped up the recruitment cycle. While Twitter might not replace good old-fashioned headhunting, there are definite benefits when it comes to the speed this network can provide.