Nearly half of job seekers use social networks daily, finds Lee Hecht Harrison
by Sharon Hill
17 Apr 2013While two thirds of job seekers are on social networks each week (most of them daily,) third-party recruiters are using social media to scout talent twice as often as corporate human resource staff. Both hiring managers and recruiters prefer referrals to any other candidate source. These are the findings of talent development firm Lee Hecht Harrison. Recruitment sites and career-site developers s
Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.