According to new research from talent solutions provider Lee Hecht Harrison, social recruiting is expected to take on a larger role in how job seekers find new opportunities.  

The research shows that as hiring via social networks grows, only 11 percent of job seekers find new career opportunities on passive job sites.

"Employers are realizing a significant advantage by using social recruiting to actively find the best potential employees," says Peter Alcide, president and chief operating office of Lee Hecht Harrison. "By entering search criteria that is highly targeted to an organization's hiring needs – specific knowledge, skills and ability – recruiters and hiring managers can now access qualified job candidates directly through their social networks. Postings on job boards often generate a large number of unqualified candidates and are proving to be far less efficient in identifying the best candidates."

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