3. April 2012
What was once a society that desired privacy we have now become a society that craves to let everyone know almost every detail of our life. It seems like everyone has a Twitter, Facebook, or another form of social media. All of our “friends” now know where we are every day, what we eat, what we do, and any and all other details we decide to share.
For employers, this obsession with social media can be very beneficial when it comes to finding a job candidate for a position they are hiring for. In a society that is ready to post all of their information online, onboarding software can be used in such a way. Companies can use this software to draw a larger, possibly more qualified, pool of potential job candidates. The software allows you to customize your page and ask specific questions that you think would be good in judging the qualifications of the candidate.
Almost everything is done online nowadays; paying bills, buying groceries, connecting with old friends, and virtually just about everything else, so why not also apply for a job this way as well? Individuals can go online, see the job posting, and apply for it. This can also eliminate part of the dreaded job interview because a lot of the questions that the employer may ask in a sit down interview can be asked on the company’s profile page.
Although oftentimes, many individuals may get into trouble with some of the content they say or post on their social media sites, it can be used in a positive way as well; job hunting being one of them.