Organization usage of social media for recruitment according to HR professionals in the United States as of December 2015

Social media usage for organizational recruiting 2015 This statistic presents the most common organization usage of social media for recruitment according to HR professionals in the United States as of December 2015. During the survey period, 89 percent of respondents stated that their organization used social media to post job advertisements.
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Share of respondents
Post job advertisments89%
Contact candidates or potential candidates75%
Search for passive job candidates by using social networking site's search feature73%
Search for active job candidates by using social networking site's search feature67%
Encourage employee referrals58%
Create interest in jobs by posting useful information, photos, or video56%
Create a group or a page for your organization to post information and career opportunities46%
Contribute to discussion through social networking sites (such as read and submit blog posts)24%
Other2%
Share of respondents
Post job advertisments89%
Contact candidates or potential candidates75%
Search for passive job candidates by using social networking site's search feature73%
Search for active job candidates by using social networking site's search feature67%
Encourage employee referrals58%
Create interest in jobs by posting useful information, photos, or video56%
Create a group or a page for your organization to post information and career opportunities46%
Contribute to discussion through social networking sites (such as read and submit blog posts)24%
Other2%
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This statistic presents the most common organization usage of social media for recruitment according to HR professionals in the United States as of December 2015. During the survey period, 89 percent of respondents stated that their organization used social media to post job advertisements.
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Release date
January 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
November 19 to December 4, 2015
Number of respondents
337 respondents
Special properties
HR professionals currently using social networking websites to recruit job candidates
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Respondents were randomly selected SHRM members with the job function of employment or recruiting, 69% of respondents had only US-based operations.

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