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How to optimally use facebook in Hr recruitments
11th September 2014 From India, Delhi
Hi Bindra,
I do not trust recruitment can be done through Facebook at least in India, however Indian folks do not update their personal detail on a regular basis. Please use other social networking sites just like Linkedin etc.
Guys please share your opinion too for better clarity...
11th September 2014 From India, Mumbai
Very few people in India will prefer Facebook for getting their job. Linkedin for sure very useful. I my self do 80% recruitment through linkedin. But facebook is for personal use not for professional use. This is what I believe.
11th September 2014 From India, Mumbai
I do 80% of recruitment through facebook.
Steps I follow:
1: Find targetted groups according to the job vacancy.
2: Post about the job vacancy.
3: Collect resumes.
4: Screen them.
5: Schedule an interview
15th September 2014 From India, New Delhi
what i fell is facebook can be a good source for requirement. i agree with Akshat. we can post about the job vacancy and can collect resumes, which can be further sorted. but it is a time taking process..
15th September 2014 From India, Pune
hi i am also agree with Mr.Janardan and mr hr Herald .linkdinn is very usefull social networking sight for recruitment.
16th September 2014 From India, Faridabad
It depends on your requirement that what kind of hiring you have to do if it is for front line or executive/freshers then we can post the openings on facebook because for this profile we can not find the same data over linkedin neither i mean there is less chances, wherein Facebook is using by almost people whether they are working or not & also we can create groups & make friends & then post the opening.
17th September 2014 From India, New Delhi
I think that we can not depend on Facebook for recruitment, because it is completely focused on social life not on professional. Facebook may be used as a branding tool or data/resume collection from a small segment. Your screening begins with limited applications.
If you require to recruit skills specific & client specific candidates than Facebook becomes inadequate source of recruitment.
Nitin Vats
Manager - Client Relations
18th September 2014 From India, Noida
Agreed with Mr. Shankar that facebook can be used for frontline positions. Good idea can be implemented.
18th September 2014 From India, Mumbai
I do not trust recruitment can be done through Facebook at least in India, however Indian folks do not update their personal detail on a regular basis. So Please tell me how you use other social networking sites just like Linkedin etc for recruitment process..
Aanchal Jaiswal
18th September 2014 From India, Halisahar
Dear Aanchal
I my self not using Facebook for any kind of recruitment up till now. But yes I agree that we can try for frontline vacancy because these kind of people will be more found on Facebook rather than Linkedin.
However I do recruitment through linkedin almost 80%. It is very useful. You can use Advance search for your criteria and search people through linkedin.
For Example: If I am looking for Business Development profile I will search for "Business Development" + "City name"
Now this will show the results of various industries you can search from it.
Other way you search from company name and designation.
Now a days people are updating their profile very soon. So you will find updated details of the candidates.
Send them connections first and then personalized message regarding your requirement. People will revert you or else provide references.
HR Herald
18th September 2014 From India, Mumbai
Facebook is only a social networking site. We cannot rely upon the Facebook for strategic requirements for recruitments. Recruiters must collect valid and accurate data through specific communications to the individuals directly rather than through Facebook or LinkedIn, and take appropriate action for selection of right minded persons to the right places on the critical analysis of the CV/Resumes sent by the applicants. Effective recruitment will only takes place if we apply this separate process.
18th September 2014 From Canada, Calgary
Dear Bindra,
Do make your company page in Face book.
Do join groups who are your target like unemployed, colleges, freshers etc.
do contribute your ideas through psot , forum etc.
do post your vacancies in FB and in all groups
try not to sell your self but educate people with your skill set.
don't over do people will not like it.
you will get results.
with best regards,
19th September 2014 From India, Thana
Facebook is actually the best way to recruit people. There are many videos available on facebook itself or on youtube which explains how you need to look for people through it. Especially in cases of specialised requirement, it is the best place to look for people. Do some research and you will find out how easy it is to recruit from Facebook. Alongwith recruiting you can also make out what kind of background the candidate comes from and what kind of groups they hang out with.
Dont look at it from one angle, but several angles. Then you will love recruiting from facebook.
19th September 2014 From India, Bangalore
I also do support that Facebook is not a good source of hiring people. It is a social networking site for networking with friends & family. Regards, Anoop Hazare
22nd September 2014 From India, New Delhi
As of now, our focus is not on " Social Sites "for recruitment....

For those who are finding it useful, are you finding a DIFFERENT set of data than against any Job portal ? AFAIK, Job portals perhaps more relevant data could be available such as Salary , immediate contact details etc...and much more search capabilities...

So, if any has any data on this - that the Resume's on the Social Sites such as Facebook ( and even LinkedIn ) are NOT available on the Job portals please comment in ....

It could also be due level - we work on Middle / Sr Level profiles while most postings I see on Facebook are for entrance levels/ close to that ...

in fact we have an ongoing Survey on this Subject at :

Effectiveness of Job Ads on "Social Media " like LinkedIn, FaceBook, Twitter etc.

and you are welcome to post in your thoughts also -last I checked, about 50 % respondents had NEVER applied to any job via any Social Site.... !

Indeed some months ago we had positions ( both closed now..) with almost diametrically opposite recruitment strategies .. check out :

Recruitment Conundrums .. your views please ! - from Helping Top Talent Stand Out !

and if you have any views, comment in there as well !
22nd September 2014 From United States, New York
Hi Herald,
Well said.But, I have around 3000 connectors in linkedin, my case i never use to get related profiles. so looking out for your guidance and would like to know, whether you are getting profiles by paying or through your network..
Thanks & Regards,
22nd September 2014 From India, Coimbatore
I personally do not use Facebook as a recruitment tool. Like others have said, Facebook is used more for personal social networking purposes. But on occasions, I do use it on our company page and group.
Some of the reasons I do not use Facebook for recruitment:
- Facebook do not give much access to candidates' profiles and searching them is a big task. Unless you know the person, it is difficult to search specially if they use high privacy setting.
- Create a group/page or join a group/page which has a lot of professionals but then, posting jobs could become a 'nuisance' to the members and you could be banned for spam.
- Posting jobs in Facebook will get more 'likes' than profiles unless have a 1000+ friends list.
- Many companies block social networking sites specially Facebook and opening/requesting access to them is a hassle.
22nd September 2014 From India, New Delhi
Hi Everyone,
Although we get very few responses on Facebook when it comes to recruitment but I think its high time to start using Facebook for recruitment. For example, if we create a company page on FB, it will take time to get likes and make a reputation among the jobseekers. The usage of FB is limited in our country, which is going to increase manifold. So, my point is to get prepared for the future and start using facebook.
I would like to tell you that recently I sourced a candidate through FB which I could not do with a job portal database & Linkedin together.
22nd September 2014 From India, New Delhi
FB is more to do with personal social networking. It would be a good platform for employer branding but for recruitment I would rather recommend you to use linkedin and jobboards. I am sure your company want to hire the best talent available in the market.
All the best.
24th September 2014 From United Kingdom, New Malden
Request you to refer the page https://www.facebook.com/MarriottCareersIndia.. Its giving 28 - 35% of recruitment support as of now..
25th September 2014 From India, Hyderabad
I also think that Facebook can be used as recruitment solution. As it has entered in day to day life activities. For the same prospective I created a Facebook page last month for trainers only and currently we are more than 80 trainers available out there.
Now, Any job related to the trainer can be posted there and that can be reached to maximum desired people.
page id https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-T...17438185063280
Praveen Kumar
27th September 2014 From India, Mumbai
Adding in - as a Branding Exercise Facebook works well. It could also work for entrance level requirements, for a strong brand people are anyway interested in working with ( say Marriott, or IBM for example )....
BUT there are several companies who - for various reasons ( particularly sensitive, senior level requirements ) would not advertise anywhere, including FB. Likewise, many candidates are "passive" till approached for a position which could make them "active ".
As some Recruiters involved in Senior level assignments may have experienced, there are situations where even the possible candidates are suggested by the Company themselves, yet not approached direct. We had such a situation couple of years ago. In the process the Client saved about rs. 5 lacs in the per annum salary bill - quite more than what they paid us :-)
So, it really depends upon what the situation is... you could find us on FB at :


27th September 2014 From United States, New York
I am using both LinkedIn and Facebook. I searched people on Facebook with peolpe from specific location and are working in X industry. If I get their contact details i send mail or call them or else search them with their name and cities in LinkedIn and vise a versa. I feel both are very good source to do recruitment now a days. In India peoples are aware about their public profile and also updates their professional career details.
29th September 2014 From India, Ahmadabad
An alternate view :
Social Networking and your (Next ) Job ! - from Helping Top Talent Stand Out !
We know it is so, sometimes, both ways...
And to remind, we have a poll in the subject at :
Effectiveness of Job Ads on "Social Media " like LinkedIn, FaceBook, Twitter etc.
Pl participate / share, thanks !
29th September 2014 From United States, New York
finding the suitable group and channel and post the vacancies, then receive resume via email Screen them and select the people to the interview It’s also a acceptable way of recruitment
7th October 2014 From Vietnam, Hanoi
Never use facebook for your requirement. Its not at all a professional website. Agreed it has good reachability, but a good reachability brings good amount of Junk too.
Kindly prefer the website which is build specific for your purpose.
For example, if you want to do a mobile recharge, you will never visit Facebook, or if you want to do a train booking you will prefer going to irctc.
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7th October 2014 From India, Mumbai
I think that we can not get help by using Facebook for recruitment, it is totally related to social life not a professional. Akshat- how we get resume from facebook. ??
7th October 2016 From India, Pune
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