Social Media and Recruitment at Walmart Asia (1)


We don't just hire people. We put potentials through a process.

LinkedIn is a source of information to find people.

You still have to assess them against the capability sets that you look for as an organisation. You have to look for a cultural fit. That's very important for an organisation with Walmart, because we have a very strong corporate culture. Sometimes the cultural fit is more important than the skillsets of the candidate. We can train skills. You can't train cultural fit.

And then we take references and then we use third party companies to go out and check for criminal and other types of records before we make an offer.

So LinkedIn is all of that upfront sourcing process, and is a part of an integrated way of finding people to come in and join us.