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Wednesday 21 March 2012

Traditional recruitment methods 'still favoured by managers'

Many hiring managers still believe that traditional recruitment techniques are better than methods which have only became popular in recent years.

Recruitment consultancy Robert Half has found in a new survey that 70 per cent of HR directors view social media as being ineffective when it comes to finding new staff members.

On top of this, 63 per cent of those involved in the research said that they cannot see profiles on such sites replacing CVs when it comes to the recruitment process in the future.

In fact, just 32 per cent of respondents to the Robert Half survey admit to using social networking websites to communicate with candidates, while only 30 per cent use such portals to source potential employees.

Phil Sheridan, managing director of Robert Half, commented: "While professional networking sites, like LinkedIn, will continue to connect business professionals, our research shows that hiring managers still prefer more traditional recruitment methods, such as using online job boards, employee referrals and recruitment consultancies."

A recent Eurocom Worldwide and Global PR Network study also warned jobseekers that their social media page may contain information which could hinder their chances of being hired for work.

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Posted by John Oak

Original: Salespeak News

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