For years, talent acquisition consisted of employers informing their employees that they were hiring and asking them for any referrals. A company would have to rely on their employees to find the best candidates. This could take a long time, and in that time, employers lost energy and resources. In today's society, recruiting has changed significantly as a result of technology. A new type of talent acquisition, called social sourcing, was formed. Social sourcing is where employers use social media sites (LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) to find a wide variety of talented employees.
Social sourcing is being used by companies of all sizes. Social media is becoming a part of our daily lives. Companies should realize this and take advantage of it. It is an excellent way to reach top talent while sharing your company's brand image. Companies can also track their impressions and clicks to measure how well their posts are doing.
In fact, according to talentnow, 80 percent of employers say that social recruiting helps them find passive candidates. 75 percent of potential hires aren't actively searching, recruiters have to use social to reach them. 70% of managers say that they have successfully hired with social. Finally, 89% of companies plan to recruit using social.
Paragon IT Professionals is a great option to combine both talent acquisition and social sourcing. Whether you are looking to hire IT professionals or you are an IT professional, contact Paragon today and we will be happy to assist you!