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If you’re a recruiter and not on Facebook, you’re missing out. No, I’m not talking about the never ending onslaught of strategically filtered photos or the political rants of your misguided but well-intentioned former high school classmates and family. I’m talking about some of recruiting’s best online communities.

Facebook boasts a seemingly endless list of groups to choose from, with each touting their own benefits. Knowing which group is best suited to you, let alone follow, is like trying to pick something to watch on Netflix. You end up mindlessly scrolling for what seems to be an unreasonable amount of time only to return to the comfort of what you already know.

If, like me, you want to avoid information paralysis and have someone tell you which groups to follow, you’re in luck! We have done the homework for you. Here are some of the most active groups on Facebook where you’ll not only find a treasure trove of information, resources, and support but also have opportunities to directly interact with recruiting’s most recognizable experts.

Recruiters Online »

  • About: This group is limited to only those involved in recruiting, sourcing, interviewing, hiring, recruitment marketing, recruiting social media, career consulting or work for a company that does this stuff. No ads or job postings allowed, and they mean it. This is a hardball discussion group about recruiting.
  • Total Members: 12,824

SourceCon »

  • About: You’ve undoubtedly heard of the conferences, but this community is accessible all year round. It’s self-touted as the community of sourcing run by sourcers.
  • Total Members: 4,247

Secret Sourcing Group »

  • About: This is a closed group for recruiters to share and learn. You’re going to have to check it out for yourself, because, “Shhhhh…it’s a secret.”
  • Total Members: 6,407

The Employment Branding Forum »

  • This is a forum for professionals who have employer branding as part of their job description. Their goal is to bring together people who do EB work so they can ask questions to their peers and get feedback.
  • Total Members: 594

HR Open Source — #HROS »

  • This is an initiative launched by Hootsuite’s Ambrosia Vertesi and Amplify Talent’s Lars Schmidt designed to bring an open source approach to HR and recruiting. The intent of #HROS is to make it easier for practitioners to access the resources, tips, tools, and tricks they need to succeed in today’s world of work while hiring and developing the top talent of tomorrow. #HROS is committed to showcasing detailed case studies, resources, and success stories dedicated to informing, educating and inspiring the work of real HR and recruiting professionals.
  • Total Members: 4,703

Recruitment Evolution »

  • The last 10 years have seen a complete transformation of the world of recruitment. New channels, tools and solutions are coming up every day, for some based on never seen before basis, for others 2nd, 3rd 4th generation of already tried, tested and proven. This group is about exactly that, the channels, the tools and the solutions, those that are vendor driven, and those that are driven by innovation, new/fresh thinking or simply another approach than those seen before. It is meant to be a forum that can and will purely talk about what can and does bring recruitment as an industry, as a solution provider for businesses further, what methods that may be applied, what thinking and what is out there in terms of subjects that can and will bring the subject to where it rightfully belong, on the top agenda of HR management and senior leadership, the driver and enabler of business success and business sustainability.
  • Total Members: 1,747

Sourcers Unleashed »

  • Stay curious. This group talks about secret sourcing stuff (and sourcing secret stuff) and they’ve been doing it since 2005 (started on Yahoo! and in the groups on ERE way before that!) This is a hangout for sourcers in the recruiting business. In sourcing, you have to know more today than you did yesterday and this means knowing how to begin and carry on a conversation — sourcing today means not only finding but also connecting with the human being on the other side of the screen!
  • Total Members: 2,270

Do you have a favorite Facebook group? Is it listed here? Don’t keep it to yourself. Unless of course, it’s a secret. Be a hero to your fellow colleagues and share it with us in the comments.

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