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Infographic: The role of social media in recruitment

Submitted by on September 10, 2013 – 10:49 amNo Comment

Even though LinkedIn is widely regarded as the go-to network for jobs and recruitment, the likes of Facebook and Twitter are playing an ever-greater role for companies hiring talent.

According to the sixth annual Social Recruiting Survey by Jobvite, 94% of the 1,600 recruiting and HR professionals surveyed plan to, or are already using, social media for recruitment purposes, with 65% using Facebook to vet potential candidates and 55% Twitter.

Interestingly, the way HR pros are using social for recruitment differs across the board. While LinkedIn is used to check professional experience, qualifications and hard skills, consumer-centric sites such as Facebook and Twitter are used to gauge criteria such as cultural fit and industry-related posts. Check out the infographic for lots more interesting insight:


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