Jobvite Reports: 93 Percent Recruiters Uses LinkedIn to find Candidates

by • On Jul 10, 12 23:11pm • 1598 Views

Jobvite, introduces themselves as the “Leading recruitment platform for the social Web”, has recently published a survey reports which shows that 93% of job recruiters uses LinkedIn to find qualified candidates. This survey is being called as “Annual Social Recruiting Survey”. For the fifth time, Jobvite has successfully finished surveying and publishing their report starting from 2008.
LinkedIn Job SearchCollected data shows that more and more companies are heavily relying on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to find the “Right Person” for their job positions. Within U.S., more than 92% of these companies are using LinkedIn as their target point and it has become the essential Human Resources (HR) practice for last couple of years. The report shows nearly five years back around 78% American companies used LinkedIn which is keep growing over the years.

Interestingly, other popular social media networks like Facebook and Twitter are also running behind LinkedIn and it seems like they are also playing a pretty big role on this so called “Social Recruiting” competition. According to the report, nearly 2/3 of all the companies have already embraced Facebook and Twitter to hire new employees.
Jobvite Survey Poll 2012

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This recent survey was conducted in June and polled more than 1,000 human resources and recruitment professionals on their social recruiting activities. Take a look at the Infographic of Social Recruiting Survey 2012 for more details information.

“The rise in social recruiting has allowed both candidates and employers an easier way to find the best match,” Jobvite CEO Dan Finnigan said in a statement. “We continue to see social recruiting gain popularity because it is more efficient than the days of sifting through a haystack of resumes. It also increases quality referral hires, which our own data on Jobvite proves are hired faster and last longer.”

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