93% of Recruiters Review a Candidates Social Media Profile Before Hiring
Social Media Infographic
The 2014 Social Media Recruiting Survey by Jobvite provides a slew of social media infographics, including one that says 93% of recruiters use or plan to use social to support their recruiting efforts.
Recruiters are increasing their investment even further in social networks in order to identify and connect with top talent. LinkedIn leads as the most popular social media tool, followed by Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ in that order.
The social media infographic outlines the leading actions recruiters take on LinkedIn:
Search for Candidates
Keep Tabs on Potential Candidates
Vet Candidates Pre-Interview
General Job Postings
The social media infographic also points to the top benefits recruiters gain by using social media in their hiring practices:
Improves Quality of Candidates
Improves Quantity of Candidates
Reduced Time to Hire
Boosts Employee Referrals
Building a strong online reputation that attracts the job offers you deserve does not happen on its own or overnight. It’s never too late to take control of your online reputation and career! And given that 73% of recruiters have hired a candidate through social media proves the point that if you haven’t taken action yet, now is the time.
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Ann Manion builds brands online. Her company specializes in Brand Identity Design, Custom WordPress Websites, Social Media Programs and Marketing Project Management. Ann's blog shares insights that simplify the Web for busy professionals.