Eight out of every 10 HR functions use social media as at least one part of their recruitment strategy, according to research by online recruitment specialists Konetic.
Figures released recently by Facebook reveal more than half of the hits to the website come from mobile devices. Despite this, little more than one-third (35%) of HR teams have a jobs site designed to handle mobile referrals from social media sites.
Furthermore, only 42% of the jobs websites allow applications through mobile devices. Almost two-thirds (64%) of companies polled said they are looking to improve the mobile options available to candidates.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at HR Magazine – Eight out of 10 HR teams use social media to recruit.
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