A new survey, released by e-recruitment software firm Candidate Manager, has shown
that employers continue to use non-traditional means to advertise job vacancies. The main ways appear to be corporate websites and online job boards.
Just 5% believe “networking and using local press” is the most effective way to fill positions. These methods were previously seen as the best ways of attracting new staff. 14% of those polled use social media sites to scout for talent.
LinkedIn is most popular at 92% while 43% use Facebook and 32% use Twitter. The research found that more companies had a company page on Facebook (77%) than LinkedIn (66%).
A quarter of those surveyed said it took two months or more to hire a new member of staff. Half of the survey respondents found that it took four weeks to hire a new member of staff.