Once you’ve found the passive candidates you’re looking for on Twitter, don’t jump in too quickly and try to sell them your job, says social sourcing expert Kirsti Grant. Grant, who is head of talent at NZ software start-up Vend, told the NZ Sourcing Summit in Auckland yesterday that recruiters often joined Twitter, then found that getting started was hard. Read more
Also speaking at the Summit, PricewaterhouseCoopers recruitment manager Amy Gregory said PwC in New Zealand benefitted from a significant global mobility program, which delivered 40% of its hires.
“We’ve got a lot of people over here on secondment from various territories around the world. So we try to tap into their networks – as soon as someone starts, we promote the employee referral program in their induction meetings.” Read more
Internal recruiters should look for ways to demonstrate the value they bring to their company, otherwise they risk being viewed as just another “overhead”, says Deloitte New Zealand talent acquisition manager Paul Smith. Speaking at last week’s NZ Sourcing Summit in Auckland, Smith said that when he reported to his bosses at Deloitte, the conversation was focused on value and competitive advantage. Read more
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