4 Social Strategies to Land Top Talent in 2018

Growing your team in 2018?

Whether you need temporary staff or are hiring for full-time roles, one thing is certain:

Recruiting great people is tougher than ever.

Unemployment continues to edge downward, while our economy continues to add jobs. The net result? Fewer qualified people are on the job hunt – and the same old recruiting tactics just don’t work.

What does?

Social media! Specifically, Google, Facebook and LinkedIn. These platforms are ideal for connecting with talent – and amazing recruiting tools, too – IF you use them properly, that is.

Thankfully, you don’t have to master social recruiting to take advantage of its benefits. Just partner with PrideStaff! As the social recruiting landscape evolves, we stay on top of important changes. Combining both traditional and emerging recruiting channels, we make sure our clients get the best candidates – as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

Here are a few ways we use social media to help you hire top talent:

Facebook Jobs

Across the country, PrideStaff leverages our massive, loyal Facebook following at a local level. Our offices post your job openings to their company Facebook page, so that when local job seekers navigate to Facebook’s job board, they will see your available opportunities near them. In addition, we leverage both paid and organic reach, to ensure your jobs reach both active and passive candidates. In this post, we explain more about how PrideStaff recruits with Facebook jobs.


Here’s a scary fact: unless your job posting comes up on page 1 of Google search results, 90% of job seekers won’t see it. But don’t worry; we feed job openings to major and niche job boards, as well as Google. This multi-pronged approach ensures our jobs have a prominent place in Google search results – which helps you attract more qualified candidates. If you’d like to learn more about how we incorporate Google Jobs into our recruiting strategy, read this post.


LinkedIn is a powerful networking and recruiting tool, so our Strategic-Partners, account managers and recruiters are active on the platform. We continually build our network, post jobs and share valuable career resources to encourage qualified, passive job seekers to apply with us. To boot, our recruiters are experts at using LinkedIn’s advanced search functions to generate robust prospect lists for your available roles.


PrideStaff uses the latest technology to recruit better, smarter, faster and more cost-effectively than you could on your own. Here are a few of the recruiting and candidate engagement technology tools we employ:

  • CareerBuilder Indeed and Simply Hired – We post to a variety of job boards (major and niche; national and local) to ensure your job listings appear where top candidates search most often.
  • Talent Network – Our platform encourages high-quality candidates to apply to your opportunities with opt-in alerts, relevant communications and seamless tools for candidate referrals.
  • Texting and SMS – Messaging has become the preferred communication channel for many job seekers. We leverage texting and SMS to increase candidate response rate and speed.

And we don’t stop there! We realize how important candidate experience is to sustaining a competitive recruiting advantage – for ourselves and the clients we serve. So, we use Inavero, an independent research firm, to track and measure our candidate satisfaction levels.

Making candidate experience a priority has earned us Inavero’s prestigious Best of Staffing Diamond Award four years in a row for our talent service quality (a distinction no other nationwide, commercial staffing firm in the U.S. and Canada with over $100 million in annual revenue has achieved). Ensuring job seekers enjoy their interactions with us benefits all parties in the recruiting equation – allowing us to quickly connect talented people with rewarding opportunities in great organizations.

Recruiting in 2018?

Whether your needs are temporary or direct, entry level or professional, PrideStaff uses the right mix of social recruiting tools and technology to shorten your search – and deliver better results. Contact your local PrideStaff office to learn more.