Did you know you can find HRS on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube?
 
 
We use our Twitter account to promote our company as well as a way to interact with our followers on a daily basis. In the space of one year our number of followers has grown to over 8, 500 that's pretty impressive right? So why should you follow us? We post new jobs to Twitter everyday and regularly tweet useful tips and advice on the recruitment process itself –including everything from CVs to the interview itself!
 
What’s more, we like to keep our loyal followers engaged in the world of science, so we make sure we post a science fact every morning! As if that wasn’t enough, every Friday we run a weekly prize draw, whereby one lucky follower has the chance to win a science / technology themed prize! Whilst we are on the subject of prizes, to mark our one year anniversary, we are running a month-long competition, where one lucky follower will win the new BlackBerry Q10! To read the full Terms and Conditions and details on how to enter, click here
 
 
Along with our Twitter content, all of our blogs are posted to our company Facebook page. Our weekly blogs will keep you up-to-date with our latest company developments as well as with what’s happening in the science and technology markets. Our Facebook page is a great way for you interact and communicate with us and get in touch. Don't forget - if you enter our prize draws, remeber to ‘like’ our Facebook page as well as follow us on Twitter. So make sure you visit our Facebook page regularly and keep an eye out for those instructions on how to enter our competitions!
 
 
Did you know? YouTube has now become the second largest search engine after Google, but what does that mean? It means that people are going to YouTube not only to find answers to their problems but to see them! Instead of reading the information, most of us would much rather watch it. So with this in mind, we recently launched our very own YouTube channel to keep you up-to-date with the latest developments within our company. What’s more, this site will eventually provide useful videos to help you successfully secure a new job within the science and technology fields. These videos will include, working with recruitment agencies, how to write a CV, preparing for a job interview and much more, so watch this space! We’ve just uploaded a new video so check it out! We want you to get to know the people behind the team! Here at HRS we are always happy to help you, so why not get in touch at least you will know who you are talking to!
 
 
Why do we have a Google Plus business profile? Well it’s owned and operated by Google of course! Most of us use Google for everything these days, so by having a Google Plus account, we are increasing our numbers of highly targeted visitors from Google’s very own search results! Similar to Facebook’s ‘like’, Google has “+1 votes”. The more +1’s your pages and posts gets, the better. So, why not check out our profile and give us your vote! We regularly post content on our Google Plus account. Every article we share creates a link back to our website. We not only share content, but re-share content to our community. It’s a great way for us to be involved with our circles and increases the chances of our content being shared withitn our circle of influence. You can find out more about me and HRS in the About section on our profile page on our Google+ profile page.
 
 
With over 120 million users worldwide, LinkedIn is not merely a social network aimed for business users, it’s an online network of influential people all over the world. Moreover, LinkedIn essentially brings business people together in a new and unique way. Our Linkedin profile has certainly helped us to build a network of useful contacts. Similarly to our other social media accounts, we regularly post content to keep our followers up to date with the latest news - not just from within our company but the science and technology markets. So why not connect with us through Linkedin, find out what we’re talking about and join the discussion!

 

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying it - social media is everywhere and it’s here to stay!

With Facebook boasting an impressive 2.27 billion monthly active users and Twitter a more than reasonable 336 million MAU, the question isn’t “is social media useful” but “just how useful can it be”.

 

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Why would a business use social media?

So, why use social media for business? Well firstly, because it’s free!

Whether or not social media will stay free in the long term is uncertain; however, for the immediate future at least, it remains free to use. As such, it’s definitely worth capitalising on, particularly if you are a start-up company or small growing business.

Promoting your company’s new products and special offers through traditional means such as newspapers, television or billboards ads can be expensive. So, the world of social media is the perfect place to advertise your business to thousands of customers without paying a penny!

 

Is social media better than traditional media?

It’s a well-known fact that word of mouth has consistently been one of the most effective ways to promote your business and products. However, time moves on and so does technology, allowing social media to that promotion one step further.

With so many people in one place, positive feedback can be instant and easily shared amongst thousands of people at the touch of a button. On the other hand, this also rings true for negative feedback, so it’s worth keeping that in mind.

 

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Don’t forget, it’s also worth taking into considering that your social media strategy must be more than just a sales pitch, especially if you are looking to fully engage with potential customers.

No one enjoys talking to an automated answering machine and the same applies in the social media world. There’s nothing worse than having an inactive account that doesn’t interact with customers.

 

Benefits of social media for business

If used skilfully, social media can provide an opportunity for your company to directly engage with your customers on a more informal and personal level. For example, why stop at simply informing your customers about your new product; why not encourage them to post pictures of themselves actually using it?

Social media is a great way to think and be different from your competitors. Instead of just trying to get customers through the door, taking money and forgetting they ever existed, why not continue the conversation?

 

Final thoughts

Have you ever wondered what will happen to this new online generation in the coming years? Yes, you guessed it, they will become your customer base!

Even if you’re new to the social media world, it’s becoming essential that you have an online presence, so try to embrace this social technology.

Why not take a look at the HRS social media accounts below and see how we interacting and engaging with our audiences. What are we talking about? Are we connecting with you?

Did you know we update and post jobs on a daily basis? These are all visible across all our social media networks.

HRS Twitter | HRS Facebook | HRS LinkedIn | HRS Google+ | HRS YouTube

 

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