Social Media 4 Recruitment

Why use Facebook for recruitment?

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After listening to the Work4Labs webinar, I’ve noted down some interesting statistics about using Facebook for recruitment. Please see below:

  • 70% of recruiters say they connect more with potential job seeks due to widespread use of Facebook.
  • 3 in 4 minutes on social networking sites are spent on Facebook.
  • 1 in 7 minutes spent online are spent on Facebook.
  • 73% of recruiters have successfully hired using social media.
  • 18.4 million candidates found a job via Facebook in 2011.
  • 52% of job seekers use Facebook to help find work.
  • 57% of job seekers expect companies to interact with their fans and followers.
  • Companies with strong Talent Pools receive 20% more applicants.
  • Facebook users share things they like 3.2 billion times per day.
  • 92% of people trust recommendations from friends.
  • 88% of recruiters decreased their print advertising costs by using Facebook Ads.
  • 35.87% more applications for advertised vs non-advertised jobs in 2012.
  • 1 in 5 recruitment searches are now mobile.
  • 600 million of Facebook’s 1 billion users access the site from a mobile device.

Author: jolouiseclark

Social Media Executive specialising in online recruitment.

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