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Has your company hired any new employees through social media? Did you find the process easier or more difficult than traditional hiring?

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Malak Kazan
Title: VP, Special Projects
Company: ERI Economic Research Institute
(VP, Special Projects, ERI Economic Research Institute) |

Yes, linkedin was used effectively. Going through the groups and identifying one that is active and attracts the "target" audience/candidates for open position is one key step. I would also briefly follow a candidate and access the comments/likes/links that were posted so you can gain insight to their knowledge, skills and abilities. Hope this helps.

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Vernon Reizman
Title: CFO
Company: RCM Industries, Inc.
(CFO, RCM Industries, Inc.) |

We use linked in regularly for finding industry specific talent.

Cindy Kraft
Title: CFO Coach
Company: Executive Essentials
(CFO Coach, Executive Essentials) |

Many of my clients are approached with opportunities through Linkedin.

I find it to be a key search strategy for most recruiters, and one that allows them to do what they do best - poach candidates. They have the criteria they want and they can search for candidates who have those specific skill sets.

I'm going to assume that by "traditional hiring" you mean posting the position? That means hundreds - if not thousands - of resumes, many of whom are not qualified. It's a sifting process that quickly becomes unmanageable. That, and the fact that more often than not, you do not get the top-notch candidates through job postings.

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Mark Sphar
Title: Chief Accounting Officer
Company: Veracity Payment Solutions
(Chief Accounting Officer, Veracity Payment Solutions) |

My company uses LinkedIn almost exclusively for recruiting. We hired a professional recruiter almost two years ago to help us manage through some extensive growth and this was her recommendation. Between employee referrals and this, we have sourced 80+% of our new hires. We have pulled from both actively looking and not. Good luck.

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Aaron Codak
Title: Client Services Finance manager, North A..
Company: Kantar Finance Services (Shared Service ..
LinkedIn Profile
(Client Services Finance manager, North Americ, Kantar Finance Services (Shared Service Center)) |

LinkedIn is a great resource but we will also publicize it on our company facebook page, on our company twitter account and other sources we make available to us. We of course also list it on the company website for anyone that is following us. On LinkedIn, you can also post jobs (for free, I think) through Groups that you are a member of.

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