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 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!