Consider the benefits and risks of social networks when using them. The advent of social media has been an advantage for search consultants and recruiters as it drives professional background information onto the web - therefore making our job of finding people with particular expertise somewhat easier. However, don’t forget the risks too.
There is a lot of buzz in recruiting circles about the benefits of using sites such as Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and Twitter for social media recruiting. However, few are talking about the risks involved in using social media channels to recruit.
Here are five social media recruiting pitfalls to avoid:
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