Social media has impacted greatly on employee recruitment, as this infographic from Visual.ly shows.
- 73% 0f employers have successfully hired a candidate through social media – a 10% increase since 2011.
- LinkedIn is the top social media website used for recruitment.
- Employers like to see professional organisation membership and charity work or volunteering on social media profiles, and frown upon posts about illegal drugs.
- 1 out of 7 people refereed has been hired, compared to 1 out of 10 general candidates.