Is Social Media an Ineffective Recruiting Tool?

Published: Mar 21, 2012

55 Pct. of HR Directors Believe Social Media is an Ineffective Recruiting Tool

Research by recruitment firm Robert Half has found that 55% of HR directors believe that social media platforms are an ineffective recruiting tool, or are not sure how effective it is, with only 30% using social media to find candidates.

The survey of 200 HR directors found that 63% believe that profiles on sites such as LinkedIn will not replace the traditional CV in the future.

It was found that 22% of the HR directors surveyed check the social media profiles of candidates, while 32% use it to communicate with candidates.

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