Which social networking websites do you use for recruiting?*

Most popular social networking websites for recruitment 2011 This survey shows which social networking websites were most used by human resources professionals for recruitment in 2011. 42 percent of respondents stated that they used Twitter for this purpose.
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Percentage of respondents
LinkedIn95%
Facebook58%
Twitter42%
Professional or association social networking site other than SHRM Connect23%
SHRM Connect6%
MySpace3%
Foursquare1%
Second Life1%
Other 6%
Percentage of respondents
LinkedIn95%
Facebook58%
Twitter42%
Professional or association social networking site other than SHRM Connect23%
SHRM Connect6%
MySpace3%
Foursquare1%
Second Life1%
Other 6%

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This survey shows which social networking websites were most used by human resources professionals for recruitment in 2011. 42 percent of respondents stated that they used Twitter for this purpose.
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Release date
June 2011
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2011
Number of respondents
277 respondents
Special properties
HR professionals with the job function of recruitment/staffing
Method of interview
Email survey
Supplementary notes
* Multiple answers were possible.

Survey data excludes those respondents who indicated their organization did not use social networking websites to recruit potential job candidates.

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