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The Best Facebook Groups For Recruiters

Adrian Dixon

July 7, 2017

It used to be LinkedIn was the social network you used for your professional life and Facebook was the one for your personal life. Today, that distinction isn’t so clear.

In fact, LinkedIn groups are mostly dead these days while Facebook groups are thriving.

Here are 5 Facebook groups (in order of membership) you need to be in if you work in recruiting.

1. Recruiters Online

Description: Members must be involved in Recruiting, Sourcing, Interviewing, Hiring, HR, Recruitment Marketing, Recruiting Social Media, Career Consulting or work for a company that does this stuff. This is NOT a place to advertise your company or post your jobs. 

Members: 13,700+

Admins: Micheal Kelemen, The Recruiting Animal, Chaim Yuk, Jason Davis

Why you should join: The biggest recruiting group by membership, discussions are driven by Michael Kelemen and can be provocative but always thought-provoking. Members include a mix of recruiters, industry influencers, and vendors.

Join here: link.

2. The Secret Sourcing Group

Description: This is a secret sourcing group for recruiters and sourcers to share and learn. No job postings please. They will be deleted.

facebook groups for recruiters - secret sourcing group

Members: 7,100+

Admins: Ryan Leary, Partner/VP of RecruitingBlogs, Noel Cocca, CEO of RecruitingBlogs, William Tincup, President of RecruitingDaily, Lex Gingerella

Why you should join: Discussions consist mostly of recruiters asking questions and getting advice with some fun sprinkled in – exactly what you’d expect from the RecruitingDaily gang.

Join here: link.

3. HR Open Source #HROS

Description: HR Open Source (#HROS) is an initiative launched by Hootsuite’s Ambrosia Vertesi and Amplify Talent’s Lars Schmidt designed to bring an open source approach to HR and recruiting.

The intent of #HROS is to make it easier for practitioners to access the resources, tips, tools, and tricks they need to succeed in today’s world of work while hiring and developing the top talent of tomorrow.

Members: 5,300+

Admins: Ambrosia Vertesi, VP of People at Duo Security, Lars Schmidt, Founder of Amplify Talent, plus 5 others

Why you should join: Although not focused on recruiting specifically, discussions are a good mix of recruiter and HR questions, links to case studies, and industry news.

Join here: link.

4. SourceCon

Description: Welcome to the community of sourcing run by sourcers.

Members: 4,700+

Admins: Shannon Pritchett, Editor at SourceCon, Brent Baker, Vu Thai

Why you should join: The official Facebook group of ERE’s SourceCon, discussions are a mix of sourcing and recruiting questions. Members keep it fun by rifting on the purple squirrel and unicorn memes.

Join here: link.

5. Talent Product Plays

Description: This is a spot where talent product types share ideas, kvetch, find job/ hiring leads, hatch plans to conquer the world.

Group DNA – product makers, sellers, marketers, and analysts. A sprinkling of users, the types who grok products. Smart practitioners.

Members: 1,400+

Admins: Martin Burns, Strategy Consulting Leader at HireClix, George LaRoque, Founder of LaRoque and #HRWINS

Why you should join: The admins of this small but mighty Facebook group do a great job keeping on top of industry news and questions tend to be vendor/solution-focused.

Join here: link.