Results from the 2011 Social Recruiting Survey conducted by Jobvite indicate that the use of social media and social networks for recruiting continues to increase among employers and their efforts are paying off! Almost 2/3 of respondents indicated that they have successfully hired a candidate via their social recruiting efforts within the last year.
The Jobvite survey includes responses from over 800 employers in the US, and now in it’s 3rd year, provides a good benchmark for social recruiting growth.
The survey also indicates that many employers are expanding their use of social networks for recruiting beyond LinkedIn, with 64% of employers indicating that they use two or more social networks for recruiting in 2011.
The survey results reveal that a majority of employers expect to increase hiring over the next 12 months and 77% expect increased competition for talent as the economy heats up. As a result, many are increasing their budgets for recruiting via social media in 2011.
The folks at Jobvite also incorporated the results from the 2011 Social Recruiting Survey, their 2010 Job Seeker Nation Survey and the Jobvite Index (featuring data from Jobvite customers) into a cool Infographic showing The State of Social Recruiting 2011.