Vangent’s Jerry Calhoun on Social Media

ExecutiveBiz profiled Vangent HR lead Jerry Calhoun and his firm’s approach to social media:

“Calhoun’s team is busy on the hiring front as well, in areas such as healthcare, which accounts for more than 50 percent of the company’s business. So far, recruiting has been strong this year: Among the hires are three doctors with strong IT backgrounds. Roughly 70 additional positions are now being filled, primarily in health informatics, clinical measurements, and informatic principles.

“That story points to an overall shift that other HR leaders can take a cue from: the increasing role of social media in recruitment.

“Calhoun began tapping into that approach over a year ago.

“As we were looking at the marketplaces we were moving into, like healthcare IT, we’d been doing a lot of traditional kind of recruiting — I felt we needed a new model, ‘ says Calhoun.”

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