Use of social networking websites for recruitment 2011

This survey shows the use of social networking websites by human resources professionals for recruitment in 2008 and 2011. In 2011, 56 percent of respondents said that they currently use such websites to recruit potential candidates.

Do you use social networking websites to recruit potential job candidates?

20112008
We currently use these sites to recruit potential candidates56%34%
We used these websites previously, but do not plan to do so again3%3%
We have not used such websites and do not plan to do so in the future21%45%
We have not used such websites but we plan to do so in the future20%19%
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Source

Release date

June 2011

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2008 and 2011

Number of respondents

371 (2008) / 499 (2011)

Special properties

HR professionals with the job function of recruitment/staffing

Method of interview

Email survey

Supplementary notes

2008 data are taken from SHRM Staffing Research: Online Technologies and Their Impact on Recruitment Strategies (2008, July–September).

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