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How social media changed recruitment


30th June has been officially declared as Social Media Day.

In recent times, even the remotest areas of the world have at least heard of Facebook and Twitter, and are probably even using them on a regular basis.

Social networking, coming in many different forms (blogs, forums, podcasts, photo sharing, social bookmarking, widgets, and video just to name a few) is massively used for interactive, educational, informational or entertaining purposes. 

It’s no surprise then that social media has altered the way in which employers and potential employees connect. Whether hunting for work or hunting for candidates, social media allows the user to increase the range and depth of their search.

In fact, 92% of companies are using social media for hiring and we're not only talking about LinkedIn and a quarter of all job seekers use social media as their primary tool for job searching. At the moment, 7 out of 10 18-34 year olds have found their previous job through social media. Further, nearly half of all employee referrals come through social media.

To mark the 7th annual official global celebration of Social Media Day – a day that the digital website Mashable launched to recognize the social media's impact on global communication – we would like to remember the story of this “recruiting social revolution” through the below infographic: (Source: Mashable)





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