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Social Recruitment – Some Interesting Facts

over 3 years ago by Neil Pickstone

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“Social Recruitment refers to the process of gaining candidates, clients and raising brand awareness through social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.”

So lets look at some of the statistics

  • Only 22% of recruiters are using Facebook for hiring purposes
  • 27% use Twitter
  • 98% of recruiters use LinkedIn
  • Only 12% use all three social networks

Usage Report

  • 97% all recruiters placed candidates from LinkedIn
  • 16% of recruiters placed candidates from Facebook
  • 13% of recruiters placed candidates from Twitter

Effectiveness Report

  • LinkedIn leads the pack with recruiters seeing an average of 179 views per job posted however77% of openings are posted on the Network
  • Twitter 45 views per job with 54% of openings posted on the Network
  • 10 views per job post on Facebook with 25% of openings posted on the Network

These results were as a result of the 2013 North American Social Recruiting Activity Report