TAC 2015 gave escape to a lot of HR concerns and one of those concerns relates to identifying quality of hire. As I have already quoted in one of the previous writeups on Recruiter’s Challenges that ‘resume is only what a candidate has told you and not what he hasn’t told you’. So this isn’t suffice to identify whether you are bringing the right talent onboard.
Social Media is the key. Yes, that’s the platform that you need to look at.
Recently, a college grad was selected in a digital agency through her pictures on Instagram. A company followed the girl on Instagram for 4 years and finally brought her onboard once she finished her graduation.
Today’s generation is ‘Omni-Online Generation’ as quoted by Deepa Chadha, Head HR –Bharti Airtel. They are everywhere online, you just need a vulture-eye strategy to identify which one does your organization needs. So, with defined strategies, social profiles like Facebook, Instagram, twitter, or LinkedIn can help you identify the quality of hire from multiple aspects.
Have a look at what your fellow recruiters are doing:
Social media is a great platform to identify the quality of your hire. But you have to dedicate time and resources, like one need to invest time in building real relationships.