#Now Hiring: The Role of Social Media in Agency Recruiting
Despite the more than 20 million applications submitted in 2014 to USAJOBS, the government’s jobs website, not all agency hiring managers are convinced they are getting the best-qualified people. To broaden the search for talented job seekers beyond the USAJOBS site and publicize the appeal of working for the federal government, some forward-thinking human resources managers and public affairs officers are tapping into social media. Other agencies are more tentative, with officials there concerned about what they can and cannot do on social media. This paper clarifies what is permissible and offers suggestions to improve social media recruiting.