Facebook appears to be testing a feature aimed at improving its usefulness in the social recruiting sector, allowing users to indicate that they are currently unemployed after they add information to their work histories.
Is it possible to put a number on how well companies use social and mobile recruiting? Yes, according to Facebook recruiting solution Work4 Labs, which introduced online tool Social Recruiting Score Tuesday.
With more and more people accessing the Internet via mobile devices, smartphones and tablets have become integrated into the job recruiting process, as well, and Facebook social recruiting solution Work4 Labs examined just how strong that integration is becoming.
Here’s a warning to the 57 percent of the 500 juniors and seniors in college polled by social media reputation-protection utility Persona who do not believe they have inappropriate content on Facebook: 69 percent of job recruiters have rejected candidates based on content found on Facebook and other social networks.
LinkedIn is still the social network most used by recruiters to find and monitor potential job candidates, but Facebook and Twitter are used more often by employers seeking to showcase their brands, according to the results of the sixth annual Social Recruiting Survey from social recruiting platform Jobvite.
Graph Search is a way to explore Facebook’s wide array of information about people. Considering the huge amount of information Facebook has about people — what they’re interested in, books they read, restaurants they like, etc. — it’s surprising that the company has taken this long to create a social graph-enabled search engine. Better late than never!
Facebook social recruiting solution Work4 Labs obviously has an interest in encouraging both employers and prospective employees to incorporate Facebook into their efforts, and the company shared an infographic and video to further state its case.