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U.S. usage of social networks and media in recruitment 2010-2015

This survey shows the constant growth of social media as a recruiting tool from 2010 to 2015. During the most recent survey period of industry professionals, 92 percent of recruiters and companies stated that they were using social networks as factor in their hiring efforts.

Share of companies and recruiters using social media for hiring from 2010 to 2015

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Release date

September 2015


United States

Survey time period

2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015

Number of respondents

2015 n = 1,404

Special properties

Recruiting and HR professionals

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

2010 - 2014 data from earlier publications

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