Social Media Search, a Candidate.ID service

About us

We’re a talent branding and talent pooling company working with in-house HR and talent acquisition teams and our colleagues at Candidate.ID to:

  • Ensure their social media profiles are compelling and magnetic to prospective candidates
  • Help them create and distribute influential content to broadcast their talent brand and employer brand
  • Build their connections and followers as an audience of potential candidates
  • Accelerate 1:1 relationships with potential candidates
  • Develop and nurture talent pipelines and candidate insights to help your recruiters save cost and time-to-shortlist through our platform, ID, acknowledged as one of the 10 most disruptive technologies in HR at HR Tech World Congress in October 2016


Our core service is called ExecConnections and our usual clients are:

  • Talent acquisition leaders who want
    • Hiring managers to attract and inspire the very best candidates
    • To create a compelling talent brand on social media
    • Hiring managers to attract and inspire the very best candidates
    • To create inspiring content which will nurture potential candidates
    • To create talent communities
    • To automate candidate nurturing
    • To generate more employee referrals
    • To understand deep candidate insights (HR analytics)
    • To reduce cost and time-to-shortlist
    • To increase quality-of-shortlist by developing talent pipelines
  • Senior job seekers who want to accelerate relationships and meetings with hiring managers, in-house recruiters, executive search or private equity


Supplementary services include:

  • Business research, market mapping, company mapping, recruitment research, talent mapping
  • Talent pooling, candidate generation and virtual communities
  • Social media management on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and more


Key-words people might use to find a company like ours include: social media marketing, talent brand, talent pooling, talent pipelining, talent mapping, direct sourcing, social recruiting (although we don’t like this term), HR tech, HR analytics, recruitment tech, recruitment automation, virtual communities, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+

Our five values provide the framework for how we do business at Social Media Search. They guide us in everything we do – from key business decisions to day-to-day activities. They influence the way we work with each other – and the way we serve our clients and engage with our communities.

  • We are deliberately different in everything we do.
  • We are externally focused. We share everything we know and look outside our business for the best ideas.
  • We are totally transparent and honest in everything that we do.
  • We aim to be right first time, all the time.
  • We constantly strive to be better and better by seeking feedback and constantly assessing the value of everything we do.


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