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Social Media and the Effect on Employee Recruitment

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Social media has impacted greatly on employee recruitment, as this infographic from Visual.ly shows.

Takeaways:

· 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.

SOURCE: theundercoverrecruiter.com

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