Social Media & Recruitment Survey – Initial Results

30 12 2009

As you’ll know, before the festive period Linda Parkinson-Hardman and I asked you to contribute to a bit of Social Media research looking at it’s use within recruitment and resourcing.  We’ve had a really diverse response and some very surprising results.  Here’s a bare bones version – a much fuller report will be available after the Christmas Holidays:

  • The most popular ways to recruit are Job Boards and Employee Referrals BUT – social media is EQUAL with the use of recruitment agencies coming in third place for popularity
  • The vast majority of companies spend less than £500 on recruitment – regardless of the position being filled
  • Almost 90% of respondents said their companies had used social media within the business YET just over 50% have used it in recruitment
  • The top driver for using social media in recruitment is ‘reducing costs’
  • Overwhelmingly though, businesses do NOT have a policy in place for using social media in their business

Keep an eye out in the New Year for the complete report on how businesses are using social media to recruit, and analysis which will also be emailed out to respondents who have requested it.

In the meantime, as the noughties draws to a close and we welcome in a new decade, I wish you all the very best for a happy, fruitful and prosperous 2010.

Michelle

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22 01 2010
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