Recruitment in the age of Facebook

U.K. company uses networking site to reach jobseekers
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 07/25/2007

While some companies have been banning the use of social networking website Facebook, one British online job site is making the most of it.

Jobtonic’s Facebook add-on, the refer-o-matic, allows users to view jobs and make referrals with the chance of being rewarded with up to $4,700. The application is free to use and available to all users.

"Facebook is the social networking site of choice for those looking to keep in touch with friends and past colleagues. By embedding our job vacancies on the site with this application, we ensure that our users have easy access to them, giving them more opportunities to refer jobs to friends and make some money if their friends take the job," said Jobtronic general manager Nick Goldstein.

The application reads the user’s Facebook profile in order to display jobs most relevant to their location. It gives the growing number of Jobtonic referrers quick and easy access to the latest job vacancies via an application button on the left hand side of their profile.

Facebook has more than 24 million active users worldwide and has been receiving 100,000 new registrations daily since January. Jobtronic currently has postings for more than 1,000 jobs across the United Kingdom.

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