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Friday 11 February 2011

Firms 'planning more social media recruitment'

The majority of firms are planning on recruiting through social media in the coming months, according to the latest survey.

A poll carried out by SMRS and seen by People Management found that, overall, 82 per cent of employers plan to use online job boards for recruitment in 2011, while 54 per cent will make use of social media when taking on new employees, such as sales recruitment candidates.

Meanwhile, initiatives like staff referral schemes and internal talent development programmes are also on the increase, according to respondents.

An "optimistic picture" was revealed in private sector recruitment, with half of respondents stating their intention to take on more workers in 2011 and just seven per cent planning to restrict recruitment.

A recent survey carried out by Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment found that 79 per cent of people feel the internet has made it easier to find a new job.

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Posted by John Oak ADNFCR-1617-ID-800400471-ADNFCR

Source: Salespeak News

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