HR professionals' opinions on suitability of social networking recruitment 2011

This survey details the opinions of HR professionals on the suitability of social networking websites for recruitment at various levels within an organization. In 2011, 52 percent of respondents indicated this is an appropriate recruitment method for executive or upper management roles.

Percentage of HR professionals who believe social networking websites are an efficient way to recruit candidates at multiple job levels

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Source

Release date

June 2011

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2008 and 2011

Number of respondents

125 (2008) / 277 (2011)

Special properties

HR professionals with the job function of recruitment/staffing

Method of interview

Email survey

Supplementary notes

The data shown combine the responses “very efficient” and “somewhat efficient” as asked in the survey. The data excludes respondents who indicated their organizations did not use social networking websites to recruit potential job candidates.

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

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