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Why Do Recruitment Agencies Value Social Media?

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There’s no denying that social media has had a massive impact on the HR world and that’s no surprise, it is used by over 50% of the population and is full of new opportunities!

Here at Agricultural Recruitment Specialists, we use a range of social media sites to promote our jobs and company and keep everyone updated on the latest agricultural news and here are 5 reasons why.


1. Connect with candidates and clients quickly and easily

Using social media you are able to quickly and efficiently connect with new clients and find new suitable candidates for new job opportunities. Social networking sites help you keep up to date with new vacancies and growing companies. It also saves time when contacting new contacts, allowing you to find the best people in the sectors you are searching for, and time is money!


2. Showcase your brand

Almost 70% of internet users are active on social media, so it’s the perfect way to advertise your brand. The best way to maximise brand advertisement is to use the same logo across all sites, this makes it easier for new contacts to find you on any site from just your logo, and the more contacts you have, the more chance you have of finding new job vacancies and suitable candidates for these roles.


3. It is a great way to find active job seekers

Most job seekers actively use social networking sites, so where better to find new candidates for your roles? We have found that LinkedIn is the best place to find new and enthusiastic candidates, (although you may find a different site is better for your sector).  However, all social media sites are beneficial when used in the most efficient way; around 60% of all our applications are from social media sites! That makes the extra effort worth it if you ask me!


4. Passive Candidates

Working in a niche sector with many specialist jobs, passive candidates are essential to the business. Many people will change their career if their perfect job opportunity comes along, so advertise your jobs where these people can see.



Advertising jobs on job boards can be costly and doesn’t always guarantee success, posting your jobs on social media is completely free (although there are often options to pay to boost these posts) and is often effective in attracting candidates when advertised correctly. You wouldn’t get free advertisement anywhere else and get your jobs seen by so many people.



Agricultural Recruitment Specialists are the UK and worldwide market leader in agricultural, farming, horticultural and food recruitment.

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Alternatively, if you are a client looking to grow your team, then please contact our highly successful team on 01905 345 155.

We very much look forward to helping you.

Agricultural Recruitment Specialists


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