Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) February 10, 2013
On February 10, 2013, social media agency fishbat offers insight to the rise in social media platform use for employers and how to properly utilize them for the right hire.
With recent advancements in social media, an increasingly diverse workforce and continued demand for skilled talent, employers and job seekers have much to prepare for in the New Year,” Katie Evans of Robert Half International said in a statement on the trends.
According to the 2012 Social Recruiting Survey by the careers website Jobvite, approximately 92 percent of employers use or plan to use social media to recruit employees. The report also found that nearly three in four 73 percent say they have hired candidates through social media.
The article states that the report, entitled The Demand for Skilled Talent, stated some 64 percent of companies say they have positions they often cannot fill with qualified applicants.
The Sacramento Bee reports that Robert Half International had stated that employers will have to custom-fit how they recruit, hire and retain their employees to address generational needs.
Because of social media, most industries have to adapt and hire from a new-age perspective, comments fishbat COO Scott Darrohn. Sitting in an interview and shaking a new employees hand is the tip of the iceberg and an old practice that got a lot of employers burned into hiring poorly chosen candidates. A first impression is just not good enough anymore.
Darrohn comments that social media agencies have helped weed out the potential poor candidates but social media profiles should not be the only attribute to the decision making process. You have to meet these people too. Relying on their profile alone will serve negatively to your search for the perfect employee. Evaluate at your discretion but dont pass on a possible candidate because of their social media accounts.
fishbat, Inc. is a full service online marketing firm. Through social media management, search engine optimization (SEO), web design, and public relations, fishbat strives as a marketing firm to raise awareness about your brand and strengthen your corporate image.