The History of Social Recruiting – Infographic

Digital recruiting has become a very popular method for companies to find new talent for their vacancies. It can bypass the expensive job agencies and target specific qualities in a candidate that are required for the position. 

Social recruiting falls into two different categories. The first is internet sourcing using social media profiles, blogs, and online communities to find and search for passive candidate data and information. The second is social distribution. This involves using social media platforms and networks as a means to distribute jobs either through HR vendors or through crowdsourcing where job seekers and other influencers share job openings within their online social networks. One of the biggest advances made in recruiting in the last 20 years has been the advent of social media. These networking platforms —LinkedIn being the most noteworthy — have altered the foundation of recruiting to allow for more efficiency, higher speed and better results.

This infographic, with research and art provided by Jobvite, not only chronicles the major leaps in recruiting since the ’90s but also shows how social media can be cleverly integrated for even more efficiency.

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