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How To Best Use Tiktok for Recruiting

By ProIQ on Feb 16, 2022 7:45:00 AM

As Baby Boomers retire, Millennials and Gen Z are becoming the largest demographic in the United States workforce. How can you meet the challenge of recruiting a new generation? The future of job recruitment may lie in using social media and TikTok for recruiting. Social media platforms and apps can be key to attracting younger job seekers. Let us dive in with how you can use TikTok for recruiting. 

What Is Tik Tok? 

TikTok is a social app in which users can create short-form videos. In, 2020 TikTok revealed it has about 100 million monthly active U.S. users, up 800% since 2018. Demographics-wise, TikTok users are under 39, with around 30% falling between ages 20-29. Because TikTok is a popular app for Millennials and Gen Z, many companies find it helpful to find and recruit young workers.  


What Are The Benefits Of Using TikTok for Recruiting? 

Companies of all sizes have flocked to TikTok for recruiting and seeking the right candidates for opportunities. Using TikTok offers these enormous benefits:  

  • A large audience: More people are using this app, which means there are even more potential job seekers. 
  • Easy to use: Your hiring team does not have to spend extensive resources to learn how to use this platform. The app is fairly simple to use to start your recruitment strategy. 
  • Flexibility: There are many different ways to find talent on TikTok, which means you will be able to find the perfect person for your company's needs. 

How To Find The Best Talent on TikTok? 

TikTok recruiting can help you find job seekers in your industry. Let’s explore how your team can use TikTok to find professionals from a wide array of different talents and backgrounds.  

   1. Use Recruitment Ads
Utilize the TikTok Ads manager to create branded recruitment ads for your business. Select a campaign objective and plan your content to support your paid ad. TikTok helps you create campaigns centered around custom demographics audiences and measure the results.

   2. Reach Out To Candidates

Social media is one of many tools that hiring professionals can use to attract talent, especially for tech-savvy jobs like marketing and design professionals. These creative professionals already use TikTok to showcase their talent, so it is natural to use platforms like TikTok for recruiting and connecting with these jobseekers. Reach out to content creators who would be a great fit for the jobs you are trying to fill.  

   3. Promote Jobs Using Hashtags

Hashtags and hashtag challenges are some of the most popular trends on TikTok. Include a hashtag strategy in your TikTok content, and you may see an uptick in job applicants. For example, in 2021, HBO had more than 300 applicants for a summer internship last year using the hashtag #HBOMassummerintern. No matter the size of your organization, a hashtag strategy can get your videos to reach the right audience.   

Your Next Recruiting Strategy 

Tik Tok is a great way to find candidates for jobs. As TikTok continues to grow in popularity, we will definitely see recruitment teams expand how they engage with job seekers throughout the platform.  

Are you curious about how digital marketing and social media can help your talent acquisition? Partner with our team of experienced social media experts at ProIQ to help you create highly targeted, cost-effective campaigns that attract high-quality candidates. Learn how we can help you today 


Topics: Recruitment Marketing Digital Marketing Social Media Marketing
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How To Recruit With Social Media: Top 5 Social Media Recruiting Best Practices

By ProIQ on Jan 5, 2022 7:45:00 AM

Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. As of 2021, 82 percent of the United States population has a social networking profile, or around 223 million people. The growth of social media has also impacted how applicants find jobs, as 96% of job seekers report using social media to find job opportunities. A social media recruiting strategy is essential to attract the best candidates. So, how do you get started? Try these five best social media recruiting best practices to leverage social media to find top talent.  

  1. Determine Your Social Media Goals

Before you can start a social media recruiting strategy, you need a plan. Develop clear goals and metrics that define success and plan what social media recruiting efforts will best achieve those results. Metrics can also track how your strategy affects the bottom line, such as showcasing where you get the best applicants, how long it takes to fill a position and the cost per hire.  

  1. Be Seen On the Right Channels 

It can be overwhelming to decide which social media platform will best reach your target job seeker. First, determine what type of candidate you want to attract. Then, tailor your social media recruiting strategy to that group. Choose a platform that will best engage that type of candidate and grow your presence on it. The most popular social platforms include Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, each with its strengths and weaknesses.  

  1. Share Engaging Organic Content

Sharing and spreading organic content is one of the biggest advantages of social media recruiting. What is organic content? Organic content is a social media activity that does not require paid promotion, such as consistent posting of content to your company’s page. Regularly posting new content that showcases your company, its employees, and its culture can intrigue potential applicants. The power of engaging content is that it can expand your reach with minimal effort on your part beyond posting.  

  1. Invest in Social Media Advertising

Social media advertising on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram provides you with the opportunity to target your ideal job candidate with your job placement. You can hone in on details such as demographics, interests, location, job title, etc. With paid social media advertising, you can tailor your messaging to a specific audience and extends the reach of your online platform.  

  1. Develop A Landing Page

Landing pages are an essential part of social media recruiting best practices. Landing pages have a single purpose, a single message, and a single call to action. Their intended purpose is to attract interested prospects engaged with your social media recruitment campaign and provide you with easily trackable metrics. When recruiting for a specific job opportunity, rather than sharing a more varied page, such as a career page, consider a landing page to increase the likelihood of the prospect applying.  


Social media recruiting has become an essential strategy for recruiters today, as 92% of recruiters report using social media in their job recruitment efforts. In other words, if you have not started a social media recruiting strategy then, it’s time to get started, and we can help.  

At ProIQ, we combine a passion for data and a love for digital marketing to develop solutions for talent acquisition and marketing challenges. Our team of experienced social media experts partners with you to understand your goals and create highly targeted, cost-effective campaigns that attract high-quality candidates. Learn how we can help you today 


Topics: Digital Marketing Social Media Marketing
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Using Social Media for Recruitment

By ProIQ on Dec 6, 2021 8:00:00 AM

If you want to catch a fish, you have to go where the fish are. Makes sense when you’re carrying a rod and reel, but when it comes to landing the big fish in terms of talent acquisition, many business professionals aren’t in the right pond.

Statistics show that the gap between consumer and professional usage of social media is widening. Businesses aren’t keeping up with social innovations and new networking opportunities, and that’s detrimental for the job force. The good news is that job candidates want to connect; they’re broadening their networks and polishing their online resumes. All you have to do is get them to bite.

Goals for Social Media Recruiting

Social media recruiting isn’t like posting a job on Career Builder. Job candidates expect a more personal, interactive approach when they’re on Facebook. Your social recruiting strategy should accomplish two goals:

  • Sourcing—Obviously, your number one goal is finding the right applicants. Social media is a great place to do that because it’s where the largest pools of talent congregate.
  • Transparency—Social media also helps job candidates get to know your company and establishes your identity as a desirable employer.

How to Attract the Right Candidates with Social Media

For most businesses, the question isn’t primarily whether they should engage in social media recruitment strategies. It’s how to create an effective strategy in the first place.

  • Diversify—Establish a presence on multiple social media networks. Start with the Big Three (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) and then expand from there. The goal isn’t to have accounts at as many places as possible; rather, it’s to establish and maintain a presence on those networks that will bring the most benefit to your company.
  • Use Social Referrals—Your job postings aren’t just appearing to your contact base. They’re also being shared with friends of friends, a process known as social referrals. Make the most of this opportunity by remaining in close contact with the movers and shakers at key companies.
  • Engage—By interacting with your target audience, you not only present yourself as a transparent company but also gain insight into the identity and personality of potential job candidates.
  • Marketing—Sell your company using the same marketing techniques you use to sell a product: brand promotion, target audience, strategy development, content creation, ad development, metrics, etc.
  • Follow Up—Social media is becoming an essential tool for identifying desirable job candidates but don’t throw out the tried and true methods. Once you’ve narrowed down your pool of candidates, follow your normal protocol for interviews and follow-ups.

With more than 60% of adults maintaining a social media presence to some extent, social media recruiting places you in contact with the largest available pool of potential talent. It’s a trend you can’t afford to ignore.

Topics: Recruitment Marketing Digital Marketing Social Media Marketing
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ProIQ Combines Digital Marketing and Talent Advisory Solutions to Help Companies Attract Talent

By Sara West on Oct 6, 2021 7:30:00 AM

Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, ProIQ serves clients across the country in their efforts to market smarter, Hire Smarter, and grow stronger.

Every company faces unique challenges and ProIQ believes that they should be met with innovative solutions. Their approach combines a passion for data with a love of digital marketing to develop solutions that drive results for talent acquisition, sales, and marketing teams. As a new division of Hire Velocity - an industry leader in Recruitment Process Outsourcing based in Atlanta, Georgia - ProIQ serves as a full-service digital marketing agency with a focus on attracting candidates using digital recruiting strategies.

Managing Director, Sara West, will be leading ProIQ in focusing on Digital Advisory and Talent Advisory solutions. Previous to her new role, West was the Director of Strategic Development at Hire Velocity where she helped shape brand strategy to build market awareness, develop inbound and outbound lead strategies to acquire new customers. Before joining Hire Velocity, Sara served as an Investment Banking Financial Analyst for Signal Hill Capital Group (now DCS Advisory) in New York, where she specialized in the IT services and IT security software sectors. There, she played a pivotal role in researching, evaluating, and executing major deals, completing extensive due diligence for both buy-side and sell-side transactions.

“I’m excited to help companies implement innovative digital strategies, like social media and programmatic job advertising, to better position themselves in a fast-paced hiring world. In today’s candidate-driven job market, it’s important for companies to implement strategies that will not only attract candidates but also position them as an employer of choice,” explains West, “What makes ProIQ different from your typical agency is that we’re laser-focused on quantitative results. Yes, we’re creative but at the end of the day everything is about the numbers.”

ProIQ leverages digital marketing expertise to help clients build their employer brand, effectively market to and attract candidates, and identify new talent markets with recruitment marketing, employer branding, and location analysis. Its digital advisory solutions will support clients’ digital marketing strategy with social media marketing, website development, content marketing, search engine marketing, and email marketing. By employing a team that has decades of experience in talent acquisition, marketing, sales, operations, data analytics, corporate strategy, and finance, they’ll be able to develop unique digital, data-based solutions that address even the toughest human capital and digital marketing challenges.

About ProIQ

ProIQ is a strategic partner for companies that want to build both great teams and great businesses. By engaging to understand their clients’ unique needs, they create digital and talent strategies that deliver the solutions required to drive success. ProIQ leverages digital marketing expertise to help clients build their employer brand, effectively market to and attract candidates, and identify new talent markets with recruitment marketing, employer branding, and location analysis. Its digital advisory solutions will support clients’ digital marketing strategy with social media marketing, website development, content marketing, search engine marketing, and email marketing.

About Hire Velocity

Hire Velocity designs talent strategies that build great teams and great businesses. They are a proven leader in Human Capital Solutions and trusted by companies for customized Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Search, and Talent & Digital Advisory solutions. Hire Velocity partners with clients across nearly every industry to solve recruiting challenges and achieve sustained outcomes. Consistently recognized as a partner that goes the ‘extra mile’, they are devoted to delivering outstanding customer service.


Topics: News Talent Advisory Recruitment Marketing Digital Marketing Social Media Marketing Programmatic Job Advertising
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Goldleaf Farms Unveils New Website Design with Store + Video Marketing

By Sara West on Aug 25, 2021 12:46:15 AM

Client: Goldleaf Farms

Scope: Branding, Content Marketing, Website Design & Development, Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Visit www.goldleaffarms.com

Project Description:

Goldleaf Farms is an ornamental tree farm based outside of Atlanta with nearly 300 acres between 2 farms in Georgia and Mississippi. As ‘Growers of Distinct Trees’, Goldleaf Farms was looking to modernize its brand with a new mobile-enabled website and online store, social media presence, and overall digital identity. ProIQ worked with Goldleaf Farms to bring the owner, Phil Cates’, vision to life with a unique website design and presence.

New Website Design with Online Store

The ProIQ team partnered with Phil to highlight drone footage of the Georgia farm throughout the website as well as the 150+ varieties of trees on the new mobile-enabled online store. By using the category and tag functionality to group the unique characteristics of each tree species, customers can identify the optimal tree based on height, spread, shape, foliage, fall color, farm location, genus, species and cultivar.

GLF Website Sample

DIgital Identity Redesign + Video Marketing

Working with Phil, ProIQ developed a strategy to refresh the company’s identity across the social media platforms and on Google to drive greater brand awareness and organic traffic to the website.

GLF Social Media Sample


Topics: Customer Stories Digital Marketing Website Design & Development Social Media Marketing