Just been talking to Accenture’s UK recruitment head Suzy Style.
I will be writing a story later. But the long and the short of it is that in support of the company’s strategy to recruit 50,000 people this year with 40% coming through social media, the UK HR operation is on that journey.
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Style said that LinkedIn fits in well for the recruitment of senior consultants and Twitter is good for getting hold of the best graduates. She says there is a war out there for the best recruits and no stone is being left unturned.
There is a lot more to it than that. Accenture’s HR department has really bought into social media and has seen a mindshift over recent months.
Style said it is all about developing relationships with professionals who may one day be the perfect employee.