It should come as no surprise that LinkedIn is a powerful recruitment tool for hiring new employees. After all, LinkedIn was designed as a social media platform specifically for professional networking. With over 830 million members, LinkedIn should absolutely be part of your recruitment strategy when looking to add more employees to your team. Keep reading for a few helpful ways to hire on LinkedIn from the experts at Prescott HR.
Polish Your Company Page
Does your company’s LinkedIn page need a facelift? The first place to start is on your organization’s profile page to ensure that it properly represents your company’s brand. Be sure that all listed contact information is accurate and up-to-date. You will definitely want to start posting regularly to the page so that potential candidates can get a feel for what your organization is like. Use your company profile page to post hiring-related content, like employee testimonials, press releases, recruitment videos, and more.
Expand Your Network
Once your LinkedIn page is on par with your company’s brand, it’s time to verify that your current employees are linked to the page. Invite all current employees to follow your organization’s LinkedIn page and connect them as an employee to the profile. Ask your employees to regularly share corporate posts to their own personal LinkedIn profiles to expand your audience reach.
Join Different LinkedIn Groups
LinkedIn offers an assortment of specialized groups you can join to connect with other professionals in your industry. Build connections with potential employees by sharing insights or experiences they may relate to. You can also sift through the different group members to see who might be actively looking for a job (LinkedIn users can indicate on their profiles when they are looking for new opportunities.)
Allow Users to Apply Through LinkedIn
One of the best features of LinkedIn is the ability for applicants to apply directly through the platform’s job board. It’s always helpful to make the application process as easy as possible for potential candidates. In just a few clicks, they can apply by sending a LinkedIn resume straight to your inbox.
Try Not to Spam People
One warning for those who want to recruit new team members through LinkedIn: try not to spam potential applicants with too many LinkedIn InMail requests. If you are interested in reaching out to a candidate through InMail, it helps establish a mutual connection. You should always aim to send an authentic message that’s been tailored to the individual, not a mass message-type email.
Work with Prescott HR
Does your organization need help hiring on LinkedIn or recruiting more team members? We are here to help! Prescott HR offers a wide range of services that can help your organization hire top talent in your field. Our unintimated HR practices allow us to be focused and effective, providing your business with exactly what you need. Give us a call today at 443-351-8818 or contact us online.