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.
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 the XpertHR survey on using digital media for recruitment finds that the overwhelming majority of employers use some form of digital media for recruitment. Employers rate their own corporate websites highly as a tool to attract and recruit people, despite more than one-third experiencing some problems - including low usage by jobseekers and receiving unsuitable applications.
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.
In this report on the 2011 XpertHR recruitment cost management survey, we look at the steps that some employers have taken to reduce their recruitment expenditure and analyse the most effective measures.
The 20th IRS annual graduate recruitment survey investigates the effect of the current economic climate on the 2009/10 hiring round, highlights the most effective ways that employers have found to attract and select graduate recruits and looks at any changes or barriers to graduate recruitment.
Corporate websites are the prime means of conducting online recruitment in the UK, and this IRS survey investigates why this is the case. It also examines the typical features of these internet sites, how their effectiveness is reviewed, and the ways in which they could be improved.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to internet recruitment.