As anyone who’s hired or been hired for a job in the last few years knows, social media is now a standard fixture of the recruiting process. We’re constantly seeing data come out showing that sites like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook play an increasingly common role in hiring, and the numbers are only getting bigger.
About 89% of U.S. companies use social media for recruiting, according to new report and infograhic from JobVite, a company that makes social recruitment software. As one would suspect, LinkedIn is the biggest among social networking sites when it comes to finding and hiring new employees, a trend that’s sure to continue ask LinkedIn rolls out its one-click job application button for employers.
How successful is social recruiting? According to the survey, 64% of companies said they’ve hired through social media and 55% plan to invest even more in it this year.
Interestingly, while LinkedIn is used by the majority of companies for recruiting, the majority of jobseekers actually use Facebook when looking for a job, suggesting that people are relying on their immediate, non-professional network to find employment.