Social Recruiting, Not a Passing Craze

09/16/2013 01:56 pm ET | Updated Nov 13, 2013

Job boards are so last decade. In 2013, one-click job applications are all the rage.

Digital experts say it's becoming increasingly difficult to separate recruitment from social media in this day and age. Employers are extensively using online venues including LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to broadcast available positions; in fact, it's become an essential part of most companies' current recruitment strategies. According to Jobvite's 2013 Social Recruitment Survey, 94 percent of the 1,500 respondents are already using social recruiting and plan to increase their investment in candidate recruitment by 73 percent.

The reasons why so many organizations are eager to tap into social recruiting are pretty obvious: they spend less time to hire (by 33 percent) and see significant increases in candidate quality (43 percent), as well as in quantity (43 percent). When screening candidates on social networks, recruiters can also better assess the candidate quality and make more informed hiring decisions.

Check out the findings of Jobvite's survey, illustrated in the infographic below: