Technology is rapidly expanding recuiters' reach to potential candidates, but the core basics remain the same. Job ads now appear online rather than in newspaper classifieds; recruiters leverage online resources and connections to canvass talent; and now, word-of-mouth referrals have gone social.
Recently reported at a steady 26.7%, unemployment is one issue which still plagues South Africa. The effects of unemployment are numerous. A few of which to name a few, affects not just a nation’s economy, but also negatively impacts the said individual’s self-worth and esteem. Prolonged unemployment can lead to an erosion of skills, basically robbing the economy of otherwise useful talents.
Social recruitment has now become available to the South African business sector, with the launch of Global Refer, which offers an easy way for a user to sign-up, create a job ad and then share it to their network on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.