Social recruitment has previously made waves on the international hiring front. There’s good news for South Africa as social recruitment has now become available to the SA business sectors. Introducing Global Refer, a local company which offers an easy way for a user to sign-up, create a job ad and then share it with their network on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
“The platform offers the client a branded page with all the job specs and the remuneration you are prepared to pay to whoever helps you find the perfect candidate for the position,” said Miguel da Silva, director of Global Refer. “With the help of our built-in tracking system, you can reward the person whose referral clinches a new appointment. This incentive motivates your network, whether you’re an in-house HR professional or a private recruitment agent – to find the best possible candidate. The tool ensures that the recruiter connects with the correct talent pool. Even if your immediate network is not connected to the right candidate, their extended networks might be,” he said. This means that the talent pools become more niche and accurate. The advert will also be seen by passive candidates that are not necessarily looking.
Global Refer believes in securing quality talent which is why they have priced the tool at affordable rates. “For just R1 000 a month, you can post as many adverts as you need to or, opt for a pay as you go contract at an affordable R150 per ad,” said da Silva. This is the most cost-effective recruitment in the marketplace. Using social recruitment you also recruit faster. The bigger your network the faster your find.
The application offers other benefits in the sense that it affords you the following personable tools:
• Internal sharing
• Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn sharing
• Referral tracking
• Calendar scheduling and invites
• Inbox and record of all communication
• Contact lists
• Performance statistics
• Link your careers page
Anyone from large corporates to individual one-man businesses are open to try out the tool. Sign up for a free trial on www.globalrefer.co.za