Where do you think people tend to search for jobs? Social Media? Job Boards? Company’s career website?
In a recent study by HR technology provider SilkRoad, the company collected data from 200,000 job postings, 9.4 million applicants, and over 100,000 hires. It turns out that job boards accounted for a high percentage of hires that weren’t internal candidates, referred by employees, or came through the company career site. In fact, SilkRoad says jobs search site Indeed.com was the leading source of external hires for its 700+ customers, providing 42 percent more new employees than CareerBuilder, which was the #2 source.
In a similar study released last month by the talent consultancy CareerXroads, it also found job boards provided a high percentage of all external hires, with Indeed providing slightly more hires than the rest of the job boards.
While social media is definitely on the rise in the recruitment space, don’t forget about the good ol’ job board just yet….
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