A recent survey by recruitment platform, Jobvite, found that 92 percent of companies plan to use social networks for recruiting this year – making social networks the number one source for finding new recruits.
Of these social networks, 86% of companies use Linkedin. 60% use Facebook. And 50% use Twitter, rounding out the top three.
So, why the move to social networks over traditional job boards and job search sites? For one, it’s more cost-effective. And if you search people who are connected to your current network, you can access referrals you can really trust. Plus, it’s targeted. You can search for specific key words to match specific talent. Rather than sorting through hundreds of resumes of unqualified hopefuls looking for potential winners, you’re finding the winners before you start the process.