San Mateo, Calif., October 15, 2014— Jobvite, the comprehensive recruiting solution for the world’s fastest growing companies, today announced the results of its Social Recruiting Survey. Now in its seventh year, the Social Recruiting Survey is the most comprehensive of its kind and analyzes trends within the recruiting space. More than 1,800 recruiting and human resources professionals across industries and regions completed the survey in August 2014.
This year’s data underscores the point that social recruiting is now the norm and is used by 93 percent of recruiters across industries. However, due to an increased demand for skilled workers, social is no longer enough on its own to attract and hire quality talent. The study found more recruiters are taking a multi-channel approach, much like marketers, to find, engage and hire the best talent in this competitive job market.
“Companies today are fighting in a war for the best talent, which is forcing recruiters to seek new avenues for engagement,” said Dan Finnigan, CEO of Jobvite. “Unlike previous year’s studies, recruiters today have a variety of weapons in their arsenal, from mobile and social to referrals and beyond, and they’re taking a multi-channel approach to find and hire talent. For the modern recruiter, the process starts long before the application and demands a growing pipeline of talent that can be nourished and tapped into at any time.”
Although the report affirms the value of social media with 73 percent of recruiters planning to increase their investment in social recruiting in 2014, 82 percent of recruiters feel their social recruiting skills are proficient or less. Mobile became an important asset to job seekers in 2014. Although 43 percent of job seekers actively use mobile to find jobs, 59 percent of recruiters currently invest nothing in mobile career sites.
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Jobvite is the leading recruiting platform for the social web. Today’s fastest-growing companies use applicant tracking, recruiting CRM and social recruiting software solutions from Jobvite to target the right talent and build the best teams. Jobvite is a complete, modular Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform, which can optimize the speed, cost-effectiveness and ease of recruiting for any company. For more information, visit www.jobvite.com.