A new survey conducted by TweetMyJobs indicates an increasingly positive outlook for the social recruiting sector. More than 350 hiring employers and 2,117 job seekers participated in the survey. The survey reveals that two out of three companies plan to expand their social recruiting initiatives in 2014.
To accompany the survey results, the video below highlights how companies, job seekers and even governments are using social networks to connect.
Video highlights include:
- 72% of companies use social media to advertise their jobs
- 59% of companies find they get more referrals and 50% get more applications by using social recruiting
- In 2013 three times as many companies are allocating over 10% of hiring budgets to social recruiting versus 2012
- Two out of three companies will expand social recruiting initiatives in 2014
- 1 in 3 job seekers use social media as their primary tool for job searching
- 50% of job seekers spend more than 6 hours per week using social media for their job search
Robin D. Richards, Chairman & CEO of CareerArc Group commented, “The routines and practices of a typical job seeker are rapidly evolving, and this survey confirms that leveraging social and mobile networks to find talent is becoming a critical component of any HR executive’s recruiting strategy.”