Now Recruiting Done Through Social Networking Sites

Companies like Accenture, Cognizant, Mindtree, HP-Mphasis and Wipro are planning to hire workers from social networking sites such as LinkedIn.
Linkedln a social networking firm that allows registered users to maintain a list of contact details of people they know and trust in business. The site not only helps in making new contact’s to expand ones carrier but also helps people get advice on industry matters.
According to company officials linkedln is slowly becoming a hot spot for Companies looking out to hire workers. Recruitment done through the social networking site linkedln come with references and are cost effective; meaning they are free. Companies go through relevant profiles, and even take look at the recommendations provided by acquaintances of potential candidates before hiring workers.
Accenture, the world’s second-biggest technology consulting firm, plans to hire nearly 40% of its new staff over the next few years through social networking sites such as LinkedIn.
HP-EDS firm MphasiS used not only LinkedIn but also Facebook to hire workers. They (HP-EDS firm MphasiS) created a Facebook page called ‘The great MphasiS treasure hunt’ which was aimed at hiring people across India in application business and also drive footfalls. Around 7,000 people walked in across all centers for interviews and around 650 were hired.
While most companies agree that recruitment firms are an indispensable part of the hiring process, they have slowly started shifting to social networking sites for recruiting promising workers.