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Employers are increasingly turning to social media as a recruitment tool
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Employers are increasingly turning to social media as a recruitment tool

Nurses looking for jobs could do worse than spend more time on their smartphones, because employers are increasingly using social media to recruit staff.

Due to shortages of nurses in many areas of the country and an eagerness to cut the amount of money spent on agency staff, employers are reaching out to potential staff in new ways.

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The George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, is using a campaign on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to recruit nurses in all specialties.

As part of the campaign, front line staff are being encouraged to use the trust’s Twitter account to share experiences of their day, using the hashtag #JoinTeamEliot. In addition, a series of short video interviews will be produced.

Matron Sally Wilson says nurses can


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