Social recruiting solution Jobvite released the seventh version of its annual Social Recruiting Survey Wednesday, and the survey of more than 1,800 recruiters and human-resources professionals across various industries and regions found that social recruiting continues to become a priority for them, and that while Facebook has carved out a significant niche, LinkedIn is still the social network of choice on the recruiting side.
Recruiting solution Jobvite announced Tuesday that it closed a $25 million series-D funding round, which was led by Catalyst Investors, with participation from existing investors CMEA, ATA Ventures and Trident Capital.
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.
How does the Social Jobs Partnership application Facebook launched with several partners last November stack up when compared with LinkedIn? One of the social network’s partners in the initiative, Work4Labs, compared the two in the infographic below.
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.
Although LinkedIn is still king when it comes to finding jobs through social networking, Facebook might make some waves soon with a job search feature. A Dow Jones Newswires reporter recently heard that Facebook is planning to launch its own job board, aggregating listings from third-party providers.
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.