Recruiting Techies on Social Media

A session at Recruiting Techies On Social Media - London

Thursday 16th October, 2014

10:00am to 4:00pm (GMT)

Combat the techie shortage! Learn to recruit technical professionals online.

With 4 job vacancies per 1 developer in the UK, what will you do differently to attract technical talent?

If you rely on agencies, advertising or LinkedIn alone, you will struggle to fill your technical vacancies. And the techie shortage is getting worse.

Book your place and learn the most effective ways to use LinkedIn for technical recruitment and learn how to find your people on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and a range of technical sites.

Your time is valuable. These proven techniques will save your time, reduce your current recruitment spend and ensure your company’s success.


"As a seasoned in-house recruiter of technical professionals I’d expected to learn a few things but I was surprised to discover just how many sites I could use to find & contact techies. Katrina is knowledgable and great at explaining how to source on social media painlessly. I was immediately able to implement the skills I gained, saving my time and positively impacting the bottom line. I highly recommend Recruiting Techies on Social Media”

Satveer Aujila, In-house Recruiter, PayPoint.

With 10 years experience headhunting technical professionals, as both an internal and third party recruiter, for an array of technologies, at all levels, and in a variety of industries, Katrina Collier will give you the insight you need to locate technical candidates on multiple social media channels and hire them directly, yourself, time-efficiently and cost-effectively.


Recruiting Techies on Social Media

Who’s it for?
* HR or Recruiters who recruit a range of roles & especially developers/techies. (If you rarely or never recruit programmers, you should attend the directly workshop.)

What if I’m a newbie?
*The workshop suits any level of experience from complete novice to a seasoned recruiter. It looks at active sourcing and passive attraction, so suits HR professionals who spend a little time recruiting right through to those who recruit all day.

What does it cover?
* You will gain an understanding of the psyche of techies and you will learn the 3 key elements of social recruiting – social sourcing, employer branding & job sharing – and how to balance them to achieve the best results.

Attracting techies to your jobs
* How to woo social job seekers
* How to use social media to build trust and gain the attention of the right people
* How to share the information that techies want to see
* How to improve your chances of a response with the right wording

LinkedIn (not a techie favourite but you can improve your chances)
* Finding tech & non-tech staff using targeted Boolean.
* Effective x-ray searches to improve results.
* Reaching candidates outside of your network
* Creating free talent pools.
* Using Groups effectively.
* Promoting your Employer Brand effectively.

* Using Facebook Graph search to locate and contact candidates.
* Recruiting talent with your Facebook page.
* Using Facebook applications to spread the word and monitor your reputation.
* Using pay-per-click advertising to create highly-targeted recruitment campaigns.

* How to add Twitter to your current technical recruitment methods.
* Searching for and recruiting on Twitter.
* Handy tools & apps to save time, promote your jobs & boost your Employer Brand.

* Learn how to search for and recruit candidates on Google+.
* The benefits of Hangouts for interviews and content creation.
* Tapping into communities and growing your own Google+ community.

The niche…
* YouTube, Xing, Viadeo, Quora, Pinterest and more.
* How to recruit techies on sites they are using GitHub, Stackoverflow and more.
* Some bonus tips & tricks to quickly find people online.

You will be encouraged to participate and use what you’re learning and will receive a detailed training manual for reference and notes.

The workshop runs from 10am – 4pm and includes a 1 hour follow-up one month later to maximise the effectiveness of your training.

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Katrina Collier

Speaker, Trainer & Writer - Social Media in Recruitment

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Time 10:00am4:00pm GMT

Date Thu 16th October 2014

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