I am really interested in the concept of social media for the purpose of business growth, recruiting, etc. I thought that this would be the perfect venue to pose my question.

I would love to better understand what others feel about social media for business growth (i.e. linkedin, facebook, recruitingblogs, twitter, etc.). It has been challenging to make a business case to the management of my company for this activity. I'm very interested in hearing from folks who have made this work. Does anyone have any success stories that they are willing to share? Can anyone give me any numbers regarding placements or quantify their success ratio versus time spent? Realistically, how much time should be spent on social media activity?

Or, point me to past blogs, articles which provide the type of information that I am seeking? Any feedback is greatly appreciated!

Thanks and happy recruiting!

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Comment by Heather Gardner on June 17, 2008 at 3:01pm
Hi Kristin, funny... I just did a blog post with the ROI on Social Media. I list several examples of success I've had that were a direct result of web 2.0. I have a zillion more examples and would be happy to share resources.

IN FACT, I just had a meeting yesterday with my management and shared the fabulous presentation by Talent Technology that I attended last week from the RecruitingBlogs.com. My management was AMAZED, needed a little time to digest the info I gave them, but are excited about the future and Social Media as a business tool - to brand AND recruit.

I'm at 831-464-1041 for a direct chat and again www.heathergardner.com
Comment by Kristin Menefee on June 17, 2008 at 3:50pm
Hi Heather,

I attended the same presentation by Talent Technology (we used HireDesk as our ATS). I find this topic of great interest and relevance, but continue to have challenges convincing upper management. I'll contact you offline to discuss!

Thanks for the response.


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