In this week's podcast, we discuss the use of social media in the recruitment process and look at the results of our recent survey on the topic.
Social media is now an established recruitment tool, with the majority of organisations surveyed using at least one social media channel.
Updated to include information on trends in candidate attraction.
Updated to include information on Barbulescu v Romania, in which the ECHR considered the privacy issues when an employer accessed an employee's Yahoo messages.
Our latest research looks at the use of social networking media for recruitment, including how employers use such platforms as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Google+ in their search for suitable candidates.
This summary report of our XpertHR survey on using digital media for recruitment finds that employers' main use of job boards is to advertise vacancies and drive applicants to either their own websites or to the HR department. Respondents are positive about the benefits of using job boards, particularly in increasing their reach to a wider field of potential candidates, although HR practitioners' recruitment workload has not reduced as a result of using commercial recruitment sites.
Using social media checks on candidates could lead recruiters into troubled waters, reports Virginia Matthews.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to internet recruitment.