While many employers see great promise in social recruiting and plan to increase their use of LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other online networking tools in their search for talent, most report getting just a fraction of their new employees this way, according to an online survey conducted by Workforce Management in December 2010.
We found that 53 percent of rank-and-file recruiters and their direct supervisors get 10 percent or fewer of their hires from social networking. Another 22 percent said they find between 10 percent and 25 percent of their hires through social media.
The survey was answered by 265 recruiters and recruiting managers and 134 senior recruiting officials.
Following is a summary of the questions and responses:
Workforce Management Online, February 2011 -- Register Now!