How to Use Social Media for Recruitment #smlondon

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Social recruitment is at an all-time high. Here are some facts you probably didn’t know.

We all know recruiters and HR departments are using social media to recruit future talent and, as you can probably guess, LinkedIn is the most used one to recruit new employees, followed by Facebook and Twitter. Numbers are worth a watch though and you’ll probably be surprised.

If you think of it, with these numbers it means the strategy works doesn’t it? According to this infographic by Staff 73% of companies successfully hired a candidate with social media, 42 percent say candidate quality has improved and 31 percent saw an increase in employee referrals.

But be careful too, 1 out of 3 employers rejected candidates based on something they found on social profiles.

Here are our top 3 stats from the infographic:

  • 92% of companies use social media for recruiting
  • 3 of 4 recruiters check candidates’ social profiles
  • 29% of job seekers use social media as the primary tool for job searching. A number that will undoubtedly grow in the next few years.

Related: How to Build a Social Recruiting Strategy

Social Media for Recruitment - Infographic
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Arthur Habrial

Arthur is a social media manager.