Over 75 percent of American adults are using social media on a routine basis including most of those in the “career age”. Many of these people have hundreds of social media contacts – which makes them a rich source of contacts for job recruiting through job referrals.
For the Employer
In today’s job environment, corporate headhunting budgets have faced cuts and though more job openings are available, companies don’t have the finances available to ramp up internal recruiting programs. Most companies know that the best employees come through referrals but internal referral programs aren’t enough. In addition, though the exponential growth of social media is a well-known fact – company managers don’t often know how to use social media effectively to find better candidates.
Reflik puts all of these problems together – and solves them through a referral-driven social media recruiting platform. Social media recruiting uses the “crowd” to identify quality candidates at a much lower cost than traditional headhunting. Employers have the benefit of hiring through referrals – and access to many more social media contacts, including those “passive” job seekers that can’t often be reached. Referral rewards are set by the employer and paid only if a match is made.
For the Independent Recruiter
Most experienced, professional recruiters have large databases full of the resumes of qualified candidates. Finding the right candidates for a particular job, however, may require the time-consuming effort of Boolean search or worse, manual sorting through the database to find a matching prospect for a particular job listing. In addition, independent recruiters who don’t work for a large firm with preapproved vendor contracts, may find it difficult to access many lucrative job postings.
Reflik gives the independent recruiter equal access to all job listings, with a substantial reward for a successful match. Reflik’s proprietary system can automatically match database resumes and profiles of social media contacts to job listings based on the matching algorithm, without spending the recruiter’s valuable time. The Reflik system will also automate email contacts, social media posts and private messages if the recruiter desires. This allows the recruiter to spend more time, identifying new contacts through social media.
Recruiters can also access the “hire” platform to post any jobs listings they have access to – providing an additional potential revenue stream. The candidate’s progress is tracked automatically through the Reflik system and referral rewards are paid when a successful match is made. Here are 7 ways you can start leveraging social media for larger referral rewards.
The advantage of utilizing social media contacts as a recruiting base is clear. Most people are on social media, many on multiple networks. Most people also have hundreds of contacts who can be contacted through those platforms with a minimum of effort. The added benefit of social media-driven referral networks is the ability to exponentially increase the number of potential candidates – and increase the quality at the same time.
Reflik is changing the recruiting game through the power of social media and crowdsourcing. We know that the best source of candidates is through referrals. Our referral-driven system uses a proprietary matching algorithm to match great jobs with great people. It’s a win-win-win. Employers win by getting the best candidates through referrals for less money. Recruiters win by accessing more job listings, using our automated system and through hiring rewards. Members and job-seekers win by finding great jobs and getting real rewards. Check out Reflik today to see how rewarding it is!
by Ash Geria