Recruitment Via Social Networking: A Hot Topic at Colorado SHRM State Conference

(Rochester, MI) – A recent survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reveals that employers are increasingly using social networking platforms to recruit job candidates. In fact, 77 percent of respondents said they use social networking in their candidate searches. Recognizing the growing impact of social media in the recruitment process, the 2013 Colorado SHRM State Conference is featuring a presentation entitled “Leveraging Social Media to Recruit Tomorrow’s Talent” by Brian Rhonemus, managing director of banking and financial services at Angott Search Group (ASG). The presentation takes place on August 29, 2013 at the Keystone Resort and Conference Center in Keystone, Colorado.

“Social networks uncover passive candidates – employed professionals who are not actively looking but are open to discussing potential opportunities,” says Rhonemus. “This is important because at any given time only 10-20 percent of the workforce is comprised of active candidates seeking new jobs, while 80-90 percent consists of passive candidates. Typically the best candidates are among those not actively job seeking.” In fact, he notes, 80 percent of the 225 million LinkedIn members are passive candidates.

Rhonemus will also discuss the effective use of social media to craft employer brands online by providing an insider’s look at the corporate culture – who works there and what an average day is like – in an authentic way through such tools as blogs and videos. “Your brand is no longer just the messages you put out in the marketplace,” he explains. “It’s a combination of what current employees and candidates who have interviewed with your company are saying about you. Those opinions come together with your corporate messaging to form a well-rounded, dynamic employer brand.”

Other topics include an overview of the social media landscape, social media compliance and tips for leveraging social media to find top candidates. Rhonemus will also elaborate on some of the less obvious benefits of using social media for recruitment, such as the ability to reach a diversified talent pool and increase the company’s ROI.

With ASG since 2001, Rhonemus manages the retail banking team, which focuses on mid-to-senior level positions within banks, community banks and credit unions. With more than 20 years of service to the banking, financial services and recruiting industries, he brings real-world experience to his clients. His keen understanding of mortgage banking, commercial lending and credit administration allows him to identify top candidates who will become successful, stable performers for his client companies.

About Angott Search Group:

Based in Rochester, Michigan, Angott Search Group (ASG), has been identifying, qualifying and delivering top talent to our clients since 1981. Our team of recruiters has decades of hands-on experience and specializes in several different industry niches. Our goal is to positively affect companies and enhance careers with a business approach that embodies the principles of honesty, integrity, and professionalism. It is this belief coupled with our mission that has made Angott Search Group one of the leading executive search firms in the nation. Visit us at