2017 Trends in Recruiting via Social Media

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When HireRight published its first Employment Screening Benchmark Report ten years ago, we did not survey respondents about their use of social media. It seems odd now, but a decade ago, social media wasn’t even on the hiring map. That’s changed quite a bit, as we’ve seen in HireRight’s 2017 Employment Screening Benchmark Report. Social media has become part of the fabric of talent management, and a critical one at that. Ignoring it today would be like running job postings exclusively in newspapers, or using only snail mail to correspond with job candidates.

Read more about the impact of social media on the hiring process, and take a look at a number of suggested Best Practices for using social media as part of your hiring program, here.

How are Organizations Leveraging Social Media For Recruiting?

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According to a recent Pew Research study, as of September 2013, 73% of online adults use social media. Not surprisingly, many human resources professionals are actively seeking new ways to reach potential job candidates through this expanding channel and incorporate it into their overall hiring practices. However, while social media can present many exciting new opportunities […]


5 New ATS Features that Help Employers Recruit via Social Media and Mobile

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The use of the applicant tracking system (ATS) / e-recruiting solution is becoming commonplace in the modern workplace, with more than 90 percent of large organizations and nearly every Fortune 500 company using one. Perhaps one explanation for their popularity is that they can help employers better identify talented candidates, thereby addressing the common “talent […]