Social Media Recruitment

Social Media for Recruitment

Social media for hiring is at an all-time high.

92% companies use social media for recruitment.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn

45% Fortune 500 firms includes links to social media on their career page sections.

LinkedIn is #1 used by:

  • 78% of companies in 2010
  • 87% of companies in 2011
  • 93% of companies in 2012
  • 66% of companies use Facebook
  • 54% of companies use Twitter

Social Recruitment is Working

  • 73% Hired successfully with social media
  • 42% companies say that candidate quality has improved
  • 20% say it takes less time to hire
  • 31% saw an increase in employee referrals
  • 65% of recruiters compensate employees for referrals

Candidates, Be Careful what you post on social sites

  • 3 of 4 hiring managers and recruiters check canddidates social profiles. Even if they are not provided!
  • 1 of 3 employers rejected candidates based on something they found in social profiles.
  • 78% recruiters disapprove of references to using illegal drugs.
  • 67% react negatively on posts of sexual nature.

Job Seekers are turning to Social Media

  • 14.4 million in the US have used social media to search for a job.
  • 29% of job seekers use social media as their primary tool for job searching.

Some companies are still living in the Dark Ages.

  • 36% of firms are not engaged in social media recruiting.

Social Media Recruitment



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