Social media can be an invaluable resource when it comes to finding the perfect employees for your company.  An infographic from Column Five that hit Visual.ly today gives you the skinny on how to recruit using LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and other sites.

In the infographic, Column Five points out a couple of great reasons to use social media.  For starters, you save money by steering clear of more expensive recruiting methods, but that’s not all.  Recruiting through social media also spreads brand awareness!

So you’re ready to start recruiting through social media.  Where do you get started?  The infographic below leads you through all the crucial steps, from picking a social job board like LinkedIn to being active in your industry, screening candidates and more.  Check out the infographic below and then share your thoughts with us in the comments.  Does your company recruit through social media?  If so, have you found it helpful?  If not, do you plan to do so in the future?

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