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Facebook has announced new features that allow businesses to post job openings on the social media platform. The company aims to help small and midsized businesses find and hire the right people.
Page admins can now create job posts and boost them to reach a larger audience. Businesses have the option to increase the number of people who will see their job openings. Admins can track applicants and can directly contact them on Messenger making the hiring process a lot easier.
The new tools are also helpful for job seekers because job posts may appear in their News Feed. Applying for jobs is made easier for candidates as they only need to fill out a form after clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button. Some of the information on their Facebook profile will automatically appear on the forms but they can review and edit them.
Facebook is a great place to look for job applicants considering the platform’s monthly active users. Hiring people will not only be easier but will also be faster.
While businesses that have already tested the new service expressed their satisfaction, Jackdaw Research chief analyst Jan Dawson thinks LinkedIn is still better.
“It’s an interesting space for Facebook to get into, but I think most users would find it awkward to apply for jobs through a personal social network rather than LinkedIn. That’s LinkedIn’s great strength when it comes to applying for jobs: It already has your resume and it’s a social network tailor made and sanitized for work and job applications,” Dawson stated as per USA Today.
The new tools are made available to businesses located in the US and Canada. Facebook has not yet revealed if the features will also be accessible in other regions.
This story, “Facebook Allows Businesses To Post Job Openings on Their Page” was originally published by Overpass.
Facebook is now making a move to stop fake news from spreading. The largest social networking site will be partnering with fact-checkers and news organisations to help its more than one billion users identify which stories are just made up.
Users will be given options to flag posts that are annoying, inappropriate, spam and fake news stories. Facebook will seek the assistance of ABC News, The Associated Press, FactCheck.org, Snopes and Politifact to realise its new goal. These organisations will sort news flagged by the users.
The easy distribution of false news and hoaxes has put many people in trouble. With Facebook’s new solution, people will know if the reports are disputed by the fact-checkers.
“We do believe that we have an obligation to combat the spread of fake news,” John Hegeman, the vice president of product management on news feed stated in an interview, as per Lex18.
Facebook has clarified that it will not take the role of labelling which reports are true or false. The company will still allow its users to express their opinions of the social media platform.
Those who post fake news will face serious consequences. They will be pushed down the news feed and will not be given the chance to use some of Facebook’s services such as paid promotion.
Meanwhile, some experts have concerns regarding the solution of the networking site. Some voices might be silenced which violates freedom of expression. Opposing parties, for example, only need to flag each other’s posts and encourage a number users to do the same to prevent messages from being heard.