Social Media in the recruitment process

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The second instalment in the Robert Walters African Insight Series, this whitepaper assesses and outlines the ways in which employers can make best use of social media as part of the recruitment process.

It investigates a number of areas, including membership of social media websites, their differences and how job seekers expect them to be used when searching and applying for a new role. 

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This whitepaper is based on the survey responses of 386 job seekers and 149 hiring managers. 

Key findings include:

  • 56% of job seekers do not feel it appropriate of employers to view their personal social media profiles, with 46% saying they have amended profile content to appeal to a prospective employer

This whitepaper is based on the survey responses of 386 job seekers and 149 hiring managers. 

  • Despite this, 60% of employers are prepared to research job seeker candidates using personal social media profiles
  • 42% of job seekers and 46% of employers prefer to use recruitment agencies above other sources for finding or advertising jobs
  • 77% of job seekers use social media to research and prepare for an interview
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About the Robert Walters Insight Series

This whitepaper is the second in the Robert Walters Sub-Saharan African Insight Series. The Insight Series is a range of thought-leading whitepapers aimed at assisting employers in their recruitment strategies and helping them to address key talent management issues.

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