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.