Social Recruiting On The Rise In 2011

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.

To view more information from the Jobvite 2011 Social Recruiting Survey, download a free copy of the 21 page report HERE.

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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.

The 2011 SHRM Annual Conference Through My Eyes

I just returned from the 2011 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference in Las Vegas, that was held June 25 – 30, 2011 and this year, I tried to capture some of what the experience is like to share with you via the video below. (Email subscribers – click the link to view the video.)

This year, the Conference was attended by a record 14,000+ HR and industry professionals who descended upon Las Vegas to learn, network and maybe even have a little fun.

Conference highlights included the announcement of Hank Jackson as the new SHRM CEO, daily keynotes by Sir Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Tony Hsieh and Michael J. Fox and an Expo Hall teaming with vendors, food, drinks, games and an endless amounts of tchotchkes that were never meant to fit in suitcases for the return trip home.

The annual SHRM Conference has become one of my favorite industry events and I’d highly recommend putting the 2012 SHRM Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on your list of must-attend events. Now. Before Joe in Accounting cuts your T&E budget for 2012.

I’ll follow up later this week with a post announcing the Annual SHRMmy Awards and thanking many of the folks who made this such an informative and enjoyable event for me.

Until then, if you attended the 2011 SHRM Conference (or followed via the #shrm11 hashtag on Twitter), what was your favorite part of the event? Who would you nominate for achievements (good or bad)? I’d love your feedback as the SHRMmy nominations are tabulated!