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CGI Federal’s Shaara Roman on the Rise of Social Media

Shaara Roman, head of CGI Federal’s human resources department, shared with Executivebiz how social media have revolutionized recruiting:

“At CGI, we will continue to leverage Web2.0 technologies by using appropriate social media approaches that could range from Twitter and Facebook pages to YouTube channels – and we’re going to continue to use aggregator sites like Indeed.com and interactive-marketing companies like Jobs2Web. In addition, we find sites like LinkedIn and Facebook can act as extensions of our employee referral program because they give members and top talent the tools to network. Prospective employees can use them to stay connected through their personal network to learn about CGI and assess their fit before they formally engage in the interview process. Especially in the IT consulting space, we find that top talent are the most savvy in terms of new, interesting ways to maximize the power of social media and are the most connected in terms of their networks. One of the aspects of my role leading our HR team is to really challenge our recruiting organization to keep up with the technology trends and to find ways to differentiate us from competitors. We think that one of the best ways for us to do that externally is through the use of social media.”

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