LinkedIn is still the social network most used by recruiters to find and monitor potential job candidates, but Facebook and Twitter are used more often by employers seeking to showcase their brands, according to the results of the sixth annual Social Recruiting Survey from social recruiting platform Jobvite.
Social recruiting platform Jobvite took its offerings to the next level with Thursday’s releases of candidate-referral application Jobvite Refer and candidate-relationship-management solution Jobvite Engage, both of which continue the Jobvite tradition of extensive integration with Facebook.
Facebook announced the launch Wednesday of a jobs board application from the Social Jobs Partnership, a collaboration between the social network, the Department of Labor, the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the DirectEmployers Association, and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies.
Facebook is still the social network of choice among the U.S. work force, with 83 percent of respondents to a survey by social recruiting platform Jobvite having Facebook profiles, but Twitter and LinkedIn showed strong gains in 2012 versus 2011. Those Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts are likely active, as well, as Jobvite also found that three-quarters of respondents were actively looking for or open to new jobs.
A total of 92 percent of U.S. companies use social networks and social media to recruit talent, up from 78 percent five years ago, according to new research from recruitment platform Jobvite, which also found that although LinkedIn remains dominant in the sector, Facebook and Twitter continue to make inroads.
It’s that time of year again, when college graduates accept their diplomas and join the real world, which, for most, entails searching for a job. Dan Finnigan, chief executive officer of Facebook and social recruitment platform Jobvite, has some tips for the class of 2012, and for job seekers in general.