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Report: Social Media Gaining Ground as Talent Recruitment Tool

Nearly 15 percent of recent hires indicated how relevant social platforms are

The fundamentals of staff recruiting aren’t exactly on their way out, but human resource (HR) departments should take note: Social media is gaining ground as a talent prospecting tool.

In a new report, the B2B services firm Clutch says that 14 percent of about 500 recent hires it surveyed found their jobs through social media rather than more traditional means like person-to-person networking or online job boards. And they did it using a wide range of platforms.

“Social media ranges from career-focused sites such as LinkedIn to creative platforms such as Instagram,” Clutch’s Michelle Delgado wrote in a summary of the survey.

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