Small businesses who don’t have resources to waste, it’s imperative that you make the right hire the first time. One way to help you in the process is to leverage social media to determine if a candidate is being truthful on their resume. You’ll also be able to analyze his or her online identity by identifying traits that could affect her performance:
1. Is this person a team player?
2. Do they argue passionately and refuse to compromise?
3. Is this person going to be good for your corporate imag
4. Read their posts for grammar, spelling and maturity.e and brand?
5. Do standard background checks.
6. Do reconnaissance through photo search and user name search.
7. Look for untruths in cover letters and e-mails.
8. Don’t just rely on phone references.
9. What they don’t say can be more important than what they do say.
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While there are literally hundreds of social networking tools available, using them to craft a solid strategy to precisely pinpoint and truly engage passive candidates requires persistence, patience, and an understanding of six classic rules of engagement, described in more detail below: First and foremost, think like the passive job candidate Don’t ever stalk community … Continue reading
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