Talent Acquisition

Social Media and its Effect on Employee Recruitment

Social media has impacted greatly on employee recruitment.

This infographic from shows some of the stats and explains more.


  • 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.

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Social Media Effect On Employee Recruitment Infographic

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