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Share of employers in the United States who use social networking sites to research job candidates from 2011 to 2015

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Social media screening utilization by U.S. employers 2011-2015 This statistic shows the share of employers in the United States who use social networking sites to research job candidates. In 2015, 39 percent of survey respondents screened job candidates via public social media profiles.
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This statistic shows the share of employers in the United States who use social networking sites to research job candidates. In 2015, 39 percent of survey respondents screened job candidates via public social media profiles.
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Release date
January 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
2011 to 2015
Number of respondents
2011 n=441; 2013 n=529; 2015 n=304
Special properties
HR professionals
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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