At HireVue we love social media. The ability to reach out to our consumers and receive instant feedback and engagement helps us become a better company and makes our product that much more tailored to what consumers want. Onalytic’s Top 100 Influencers & Brands was just released yesterday and we are happy to announce that HireVue ranked #28 and our Social Media Marketing Manager, Gabe Villamizar, ranked #26 of top influencers. By now most organizations realize the value of social media branding, interaction and engagement. And if you don’t, go check out Bubba Page’s blog on Inc. com, “Will Social Selling Work for You?“. Why is social so important? Consumers are much more likely to purchase a product from companies that are current and active on social media platforms and theytrust the words of their peers over the words of an industry expert. Plus, people appreciate and love the ability to voice their opinions, ask questions and share their purchasing habits online. So, how can you take advantage of Onalytic’s list? We recommend following these brands and individuals to give you an idea of how to engage on social media. We also highly recommend registering for the Social Selling Summit which took place January 29th. Registration is completely free. By joining you can learn the tips and tricks of the top social media influencers of today. Social selling is the cocktail hour of the future. Stop the cold calling and old school selling tactics of the past. Instead, engage on social media and create meaningful connections, gain trust and allow consumers to be heard.