The recruiting landscape continues to shift as companies adopt new software, tools, and methods for screening candidates, and millennials join the workforce in increasing numbers, bringing different ideas about what jobs are supposed to be, and how to apply to them.
Below are 15 shocking statistics detailing the changes occurring in the recruiting industry and among job candidates.
6. While 94% of recruiters use social media for their jobs, only 39% of all employers use social media for recruiting and hiring. This is up from 37% the year before. (Source: CareerBuilder) <<Tweet this stat
7. LinkedIn users performed over 5.7 billion professionally-oriented searches on the network during 2012. The professional social platform has over 2.1 million different groups. (Source: LinkedIn) <<Tweet this stat
8. 51% of workers who currently have a job are either actively seeking, or open to a new job. This means fully 71% of all workers in the U.S. are “on the job market” (meaning unemployed and looking, employed and looking, or employed and open). (Source: Jobvite) <<Tweet this stat
9. 59% of recruiters rated candidates sourced from social networks as “highest quality.” But only 21% of candidates say they found their favorite or best job through a social network. (Source: Jobvite) <<Tweet this stat
11. 94% of recruiters are active on LinkedIn, but only 36% of candidates are. Job seekers, by a wide margin, prefer Facebook, with 83% reporting they are active there, compared to just 65% of recruiters. (Source: Jobvite) <<Tweet this stat
13. Over 80% of Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. use psychometric testing (personality and aptitude tests) to profile job applicants. But only 27% of all hiring managers nationwide use such evaluations. (Source: Psychometric Success) <<Tweet this stat
14. Even though software continues to gain popularity and become less expensive for small to mid-size businesses, only 26% of employers use an applicant tracking system to manage their hiring process. (Source: Webrecruit) <<Tweet this stat
15. Companies that have formal candidate relationship processes (such as through software), and that track all their applicant communications, are 40% more likely to be “best in class”. (Source: Aberdeen Group) <<Tweet this stat
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