Social media recruitment far from perfect

Not many employers are looking where job candidates can be found: Report
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/16/2014

While there's been plenty of enthusiasm around the power of social media as a way to connect and engage with others, few Canadian employers are using the platform to find talent — even though potential job candidates are there in droves.


Just one-quarter (23 per cent) of employers use social media for recruitment — most commonly LinkedIn — compared to one-half of candidates, found a report by Hays Canada. Both groups are on par, however, when it comes to using job boards and recruitment agencies.