- 73% of respondents currently use online social networks or social media sites to support their recruiting efforts.
- 92% of respondents hiring in 2010 currently use or plan to recruit via social networks.
- 78% of respondents use LinkedIn for recruiting; 55% use Facebook (up 15% since over 2009); and 45% use Twitter (up 32% over 2009).
- One-third of respondents always check out candidates' social media profiles when vetting them.
- 58% of respondents have successfully hired candidates through social networking websites.
4. You may not find as many job ads on job boards or job opportunities through recruiters.
Some employers are shifting their recruiting activity away from traditional channels, such as job boards and third-party recruiters and search firms, as they deepen their engagement with social recruiting. Jobvite found that 36% of survey respondents say they plan to spend less money on job boards as the economy recovers. Slightly more (38%) will spend less on third-party recruiters and search firms as the recovery continues.
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