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Social Sourcing

Social Sourcing refers to the process of locating and engaging of active and passive candidates through the use of social media, platforms, and networks for the purposes of recruiting them. Recruiters use using Inter-resident social media profiles, blogs, and online communities to find and search for passive candidate data and information. “Social sourcing” is sometimes extended to include distribution of jobs via social media platforms, networks or crowdsourcing to locations where job seekers and others share job openings within their online social networks.

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