I’m asking You! WHAT IS SOCIAL RECRUITING?
Here are the 4 most popular online definitions of Social Recruiting:
Wikipedia said, “Social recruiting is a contested term. It is a concept at the intersection of recruitment and the embryonic field of social media. There are several terms used interchangeably including social hiring, social recruitment and social media recruitment.”
Allison Doyle, Job Search and Employment Expert at About.com, said, “Social Recruiting is when companies and recruiters use Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other social media sites to source and recruit candidates for employment.”
Matt Alder, Strategy Consultant for HR and Founder of MetaShift, said, “Social Recruiting is a concept not a defined technique,” and breaks down the three primary activities of Social Recruiting as Push, Pull, and being Genuinely Social.
Robin Richards, CEO of CareerArc, TweetMyJobs, and Internships.com, told Fox that Social Recruiting “is a proactive process for job seekers and recruiters to search, converse, share, engage and refer each other using social media, web-based and mobile platforms.”
These quotes were based on what Google lists as the most popular definitions of social recruiting. But Google also confirmed something else I’ve been noticing, the narrowness of definitions for social recruiting. For, when you type “social recruiting is” into Google, check out what it says the next most common word is:
Social Recruiting is the buzz. When people are unsure of what the buzz is, they often talk about what it is not. But Social Recruiting is evolving into something big. So don’t speculate on what is not, define what it is.
Answer Below: What is Social Recruiting?