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Spencer Ogden named 8th most socially engaged recruiter by LinkedIn

11 Nov 2015

Spencer Ogden has been named one of the top 25 most socially engaged companies in the recruitment industry on LinkedIn. This list was compiled based on how companies utilized LinkedIn for content marketing, employee engagement, talent recruitment and sales. 

According to the report, actively investing in employee and customer engagement improves internal relationships. When employees feel motivated to promote the brand, they become more engaged at work.

Everyone talks about building a relationship with your customer. At Spencer Ogden, we believe in building a relationship with your employees first.

“People are our business and this starts with our own staff,” says operations director Donna Hewett. “It’s a pretty simple concept; if they are engaged and happy they are far more likely to provide a good service to clients and candidates alike in line with our business objectives and brand.”

Recruitment professionals receive 10 times the amount of profile visits on LinkedIn; that's a lot of eyes on your staff. In a dynamic growth industry, it takes the right talent to drive a business, and our vertical market specialists are empowered to be brand ambassadors.

“Building a strong brand requires all employees to feel connected to the brand and understand their role in turning brand aspirations into reality,” says Hewett.

The study also found that socially engaged companies are more likely to drive greater lead generation, cultivate innovation and yield top talent. 50% of executives are more likely to encourage employee use of professional social media. And leaders lead by example – 52% of executives are more likely to actively create and share content.

Says Hewett, “Our leadership culture is at the core of our business. We work extremely hard to develop future leaders of the business and professional social media is a big part of that.”

We start with our audience. Are they active or passive? What are they interested in? And how can we help? The more specific the content, the more likely your followers will find value in it and engage with it.

Social media may have started out as a way for people to talk about their cats, to share pictures of their goals, and to waste time. Now, everywhere you look, employees and customers want socially-active leaders and companies. The value of social relationships is on the rise and companies that understand this paradigm shift will remain at the top.