SOURCE: ApplicantPRO

December 15, 2011 19:09 ET

New Webinar Hosted by ApplicantPRO Offers Effective Social Media Recruiting Strategies

CPE-Approved Webinar Teaches Straight-Forward Approach to Attracting Qualified Candidates With Social Media Tools

EAGLE MOUNTAIN, UT--(Marketwire - Dec 15, 2011) - A new Webinar titled "Recruiting with Social Networks - Without the Bias" will be hosted this month by ApplicantPRO to help HR professionals effectively use social media sites to attract qualified applicants. The Webinar is open to the public and satisfies one hour of CPE credit per the HR Certification Institute. The Webinar will take place on Tuesday, December 20 from 10-11 am MST and Thursday, December 29 from 10-11 am MST. To register for the webinar, visit http://www.applicantpro.com/home-webinars.html. The official certification will be sent via email to all participating attendees following the webinar.

Using social media as part of the hiring process presents a unique set of challenges to many HR professionals and employers. The Webinar presented by ApplicantPRO will introduce the fundamentals of social media tools and address many of the common concerns that prevent HR Professionals and employers from deploying a social media recruiting strategy.

By attending the Webinar, attendees will learn the following:

  • Understand the concept of social networks and how they correspond to recruiting
  • Common concerns employers and HR professionals are faced with when using social media sites to streamline the recruiting process
  • Specific ways to use social media to generate interested applicants without creating the potential of bias
  • Understand technologies available to automate pushing jobs to social media sites to ensure the widest distribution automatically

"Most companies, especially small and mid-sized ones, are still struggling with how to effectively use these social media sites to attract qualified applicants for their jobs. Unlike recruiters and head-hunters, HR professionals and employers are presented with a unique set of challenges when it comes to using social media as part of their hiring process," said Ryan Kohler, CEO of iApplicants. "The purpose of this Webinar is to show HR professionals that social media tools can be used effectively and without a huge investment of time."

About ApplicantPRO
ApplicantPRO is a web-based application tracking software program designed for small to medium sized businesses to simplify every step in the hiring and recruiting process. ApplicantPRO streamlines each recruiting task, including writing job descriptions, publishing ads on job boards and social media outlets, screening applicants, setting interviews and tracking new hires. Designed for maximum return on investment, ApplicantPRO allows for unlimited user logins and provides free instant reporting tools.

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