The newly released Social Recruiting Survey results by Jobvite provides proof that social recruiting works! Employers are rapidly experimenting and often embracing the use of social networks to source and hire new employees.
94% of Companies Use (or plan to use) Social Recruiting
When Jobvite first polled recruiters and hiring managers in 2008, only 78% stated they were using social networks to recruit. What a difference a few years makes!
According to the Jobvite results, 73% of employers state they plan to increase their investment in social network recruiting.
Why Social Recruiting Works
In order to understand why social recruiting is working for employers, you have to understand how they are using the various networks. This should give you an idea.
You can click on the image to view the details, here are the highlights from this:
- 96% Search for candidates
- 94% Contact candidates
- 93% Keep tabs on potential candidates
- 92% Vet candidates pre-interview
- 91% Post jobs
- 65% Showcase employer brand
- 51% Generate employee referrals
- 49% Post jobs
- 35% Vet candidates post-interview
- 31% Vet candidates pre-interview
- 47% Showcase employer brand
- 43% Post jobs
- 31% Generate employee referrals
- 19% Contact candidates
- 18% Vet candidates post-interview
But to boil it down to the basics, this is what recruiters look for when they view candidate profiles on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
The ROI for Recruiters
Faster hires and less money spent! Plain and simple!
Need More Help On Social Networks?
If you are in job search or plan to be in job search, learn how to master these social networks! You can check out my suggestions for job seekers in today’s US News & World Report post.