Social media and recruitment workshop

Rob Bailey’s workshop “You didn’t hire me because of my Facebook profile?” uncovers some of the pitfalls of social media as a recruitment tool

Social media is transforming recruitment. This ABP (the Association for Business Psychology) workshop from OPP’s Rob Bailey examines the facts and offers a practical and fruitful route through the potential minefield.

ABP logoRecruitment and assessment using social media is a very hot topic at the moment and one which will gather pace as social media continues to gain momentum. It’s also a confusing and risky area, as organisational use of social media can, at best, improve public perception of a company, and, at worst, can damage the brand and risk discrimination lawsuits.

This ABP workshop will present the latest research in the ever-changing area of social media in recruitment. Informative and practical, the workshop will combine research findings with practical examples of how social media can be used for recruitment purposes.

With a fun and engaging format, it will cover five main learning outcomes:

The workshop takes place on 25 April 2014, between 9.30am and 4pm. The venue is The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF.

Workshop facilitator Rob Bailey is Principal Consultant of OPP’s Research and Development team. He has presented his research into social networking and recruitment to international conferences – research and expertise that forms the basis of this ABP workshop.