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.
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.