It’s time for a recap on the #SourcingChat that was held by Sourcing Adda (@SourcingAdda) and I’m sure you too are interested; as I am, in finding out which are the Top Tweets on the popular topic, “How important is networking to close positions?”.
So here are the results to our brief yet surprising interaction in the #SourcingChat where we had a lot of new members joining in to share their perspectives. Therefore you can imagine the variety of views expressed so here goes...
Q1. What are different channels to network for recruiters? #SourcingChat
A1. There are countless, the best thing to do is find where your potential recruits are & hangout there. #SourcingChat
A1) HR Confs, TweetChats, Coffee Breaks, Tweetups. Both online and offline networks must be explored #SourcingChat
Q2. How to leverage social channels effectively for network building? #SourcingChat
#SourcingChat A2 - have a clear message or intention while reaching out on forums. And the agenda has to benefit both parties
A2. Social channels are conversation platforms not job boards. So go converse & become known, liked & trusted #SourcingChat
Q3. Have you closed positions via networking? If yes, what percent of your total hires come from networking? #SourcingChat
A3. In terms of % we are closing 12% profile through social media and our target to reach 23% next year 2016.#SourcingChat
#SourcingChat A3, For generic skills, you get quick responses from people thru social networking. For niche, you have to source
#SourcingChat A3. Yes, very effective and strong hires from social n/w - helps to filter applicants. more than 75% hires through social n/w
A3 yes we were able to close some senior positions through LinkedIn networking, not sure about the percentage because. #SourcingChat
Q4. Can you share one experience where you closed a position within your network? #SourcingChat
A4. Got asked for a Head of Talent & connected a Twitter mate to it & she loves her new job. The role was never advertised. #SourcingChat
A-4 Have hired many Web/UI developers via Meetup #sourcingchat
Q5. Tips to maximize the power of networking - your secret mantra? #SourcingChat
A5 Help people without expecting immediate results. There will be a big group of those willing to help you in the future #SourcingChat
A5.Always be yourself while networking. Do not connect only for business prepositions. Network to learn and share together #SourcingChat
A5. Keep on writing, appreciating and sharing relevant and meaningful stuff on relevant social Media Channel !! #SourcingChat
Well there you have it the top tweets of the #SourcingChat that we all enjoyed and got to learn something new in the process. So let’s all aim to get more people to join and gain a variety of perspectives, cool tips, share & learn from experiences and have fun while we do that. If you’ve missed our previous #SourcingChat you can catch it by following @SourcingAdda and even get updates about our upcoming activities to join us.