Top Tweets of the SourcingChat – How important is networking to close positions?

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...

  • Sourcing Adda @SourcingAdda

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

  • nitisha shah @nitishashah1

@SourcingAdda A1. Emp referrals;Company website;Social media &professional networks ; Recruitment agencies #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

  • Clive Rodrigues @CliveNRodrigues

#SourcingChat A2 - have a clear message or intention while reaching out on forums. And the agenda has to benefit both parties

A2) Ask questions and participate and share on the right platform #SourcingChat @SourcingAdda

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

  • Amit Patel @amitpatelHR

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

  • Manish Pipalwa @pipalwa

A4 I manage a @WhatsApp Group for Developers. I hired 10 #sap Basis resources with that group. Networking helps #sourcingchat

  • Amit Zutshi @amit_zutshi

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

@SourcingAdda #sourcingchat Be active and responsive. Help people without expectation. This will help you in future

A5.Always be yourself while networking. Do not connect only for business prepositions. Network to learn and share together #SourcingChat

@SourcingAdda #SourcingChat one thing that should b managed is network management depends on what kinda position v are targeting!

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.

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