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.
Facebook, the U.S. Department of Labor and an an array of non-profits have launched an initiative to help people find work through social media.
Coaches use Facebook for half of their recruiting interactions.
Police officers in Indiana are using Facebook to recruit new employees.
Facebook is part of recruitment at three out of every four companies surveyed by Valut.
It’s now common for employers to research job applicants online – seeing what turns up on a Google search, perusing LinkedIn profiles and, if they can, checking out Facebook accounts. But the German parliament is not happy with this state of affairs, reports German news site Spiegel Online. The government has drafted a new law that would make it illegal for companies to check out the Facebook profiles of candidates.