The job market is tough for everyone. The economy is improving and companies are starting to hire again – but unemployment is down and there is stiff competition for qualified candidates. Traditional recruiting is expensive and many companies are eager to find cost-effective alternatives to recruiting firms or job boards. Those searching for alternatives that provide real results need to consider social recruiting. Social media use has grown exponentially and with “millennials” coming on board, online social activity is everything. It only makes sense that social media is the perfect place for companies to find great candidates to fill an increasing number of open positions.
Referrals are still the best source of new employees with a much higher rate of success than other methods, but most internal company referral programs don’t offer as much as a well-executed social-recruiting strategy.
Through social recruiting, you don’t have to wait for a candidate to find you, you can find them. Social recruiting lets you identify those valuable passive candidates who are already employed but may be willing to relocate to another job if it’s a greater opportunity. It’s like an online recruiting fair – with no gatekeepers. There are many other perks of social recruiting over conventional recruiting methods.
Reflik is the newest way for companies to find candidates through social media and since a lot of companies – and many recruiters – don’t understand how to effectively use social recruiting, Reflik takes a good deal of the work out of this complex process.
Reflik helps you by automating part of the social recruiting burden by making it easier to:
- Use LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other platforms to identify candidates
- Contact and start direct interaction with those candidates
- Increase your efficiency
- Track the hiring process
Recruiting through social media can hasten the hiring process by providing you with those valuable referrals that fit your company better. You can reach passive candidates more easily and source new employees in a different, more efficient and less expensive way.
Reflik helps you remove the geographic barriers that you may have in traditional job listings – like the “location” requirement that filters out your listing on many job boards due to the searcher’s current location. We also automate the process, so that your contact and subsequent interaction is simple, transparent and tracked.
Most employers know that referrals are the best source of new employees. Research has shown that since referrals are essentially “pre-screened,” they are often faster to hire, fit better with the company culture, and stay at the company longer. Despite knowing that referrals are better, many companies have a hard time finding enough candidates because they rely on in-house referrals and the choices are limited.
Posting a job is free, using it to recruit new hires is free. Employers only have to pay a referral fee if a successful hire is made. Employers aren’t risking anything by using our service – and even when a successful match occurs, it is often much less expensive than most other methods of recruiting.
If you are ready – you can sign-up right now and start posting!
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