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Social Impressions: The State of Recruiting in 2015

Social Impressions The State of Recruiting in 2015 In the 2015 Recruiter Nation Survey by The Polling Company and WomanTrend, recruiters and human resources professionals paint a compelling picture of the state of the industry. To better serve their in- creasingly competitive markets, recruiters are buck- ling down on the quality of their hires in order to scale up-harnessing the power of social to find and grow pools of top-notch talent. Recruiting Priorities for 2015 Recruiters are faced with big challenges, but improving the quality of candidates is their top priority. Increasing focus on passive talent Other / Not sure 5% 6% Growing employer brand Improving quality of hire 10% 28% Increasing retention rate Growing talent pipeline 13% 24% Improving time to hire 15% * Respondents were allowed one answer. Job Hoppers Abound Average employee tenure is short, so a recruiter's job is never done. 29% 15% 10+ years 4-6 years 30% 7-10 years 1-3 years 14% From Selfies to Spelling Errors Recruiters all look at jobseekers' social presence. Sometimes it helps and sometimes it hurts. Positive Negative Neutral (%) 85 72 76 75 54 45 22 24 24 13 3 ABC STOP! ICE 17 Spelling or grammatic─âl errors in posts or tweets Photos of alcohol consumption Reference to marijuana use Political affiliations Participation in local and national organizations and groups 74 73 59 52 47 19 38 25 7 3 Selfies Personal Discussing current events Limited or no social media presence presentation 12-Month Outlook Competition is fierce and it's only going to get tougher. 67% 27.9% of recruiters expect of recruiters competition in hiring to expect it will stay get more competitive. about the same. 49.7% of recruiters will increase their social media investments in the next 12 months. Enthusiasm Goes a Long Way When a job seeker lands the interview, there are many factors that leave a lasting impression. hello hola Conversation skills Punctuality 79% 66% Industry knowledge 85% Appearance 63% Enthusiasm Handshake and greeting 87% 38% The newly renamed "Recruiter Nation Survey" gathered responses from over 1,400 recruiting and human resources professionals, revealing the trends, challenges, and opportunities that they face when finding and hiring top talent today. To view the full survey results visit www.jobvite.com Source: 2015 Recruiter Nation Survey | Jobvite COLUMN FIVE ::::

Social Impressions: The State of Recruiting in 2015

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Jobvite's survey shows us that recruiters are downsizing on the quality of hires to scale up, and increasing their use of social media. Find out more in this infographic. Via Jobvite and Column Five.

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