If you are looking for A new employee then look no further. The internet is your oyster. I am here to let you know about the world of blogging and social media and how you can use it to find your next employee.
We have talked about how we can use social media charitably, and how dark social media isn’t all bad for your business, and now I am trying to convince you that social media is a pool of qualified untouched talent.. yes.
Social media doesn’t just include your average Facebook, Instagram or Twitter profile in a growing market there are alternatives LinkedIn being the most popular but not the only Search Engine Journal lists 8 alternatives for the online professional and Networker, the online options for employee hunting are endless.
Go Gulf state that two in five employers already use social media to screen candidates, they are screening for;
- Professionalism and social conduct
- If the candidate will fit with the company culture
- Learn more about the candidates qualificationsSome of the things we look for to hire someone;
- Wide variety of interests
- professional image
- Communication skills
Using this criteria why couldn’t we use social media and web search to find an employee, forget your average profiles and dig into this little gem. Blogging now if you are here you obviously know about the blogging world and what a world it is, you could find your future employee and tips on almost anything from some blogger somewhere.
Blogging is a skill, writing ideas and communicating them coherently, while engaging with an audience that can grow or shrink at any time is a persistently adapting skill. Should an employer stumble upon my blog they would have a glimpse at my personality, my interests, my writing style, my ability to communicate, they can gauge all the things Go Gulf listed that they screen for, all in one convenient little spot on the web.
I am not saying dive into the diamond mine that is blogging, you will certainly find some coal among those diamonds. What I am saying is brands and businesses can easily search for blogs in their field and find a million potential candidates, they can screen them and then contact them directly and organise meetings, it is a more efficient process and you already have a small or large glimpse of what the candidate can create and add to your organisation, business or brand.
Next time you have that opening do a little Google search and see if you can find your companies diamond, in the blogging and social media savvy world.