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More and More Employers are Using LinkedIn for Recruiting

7th April 2010 Posted in Blog, Hiring, Human Resources (HR), Social Media 1 Comment
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LinkedIn, like other forms of social media and social networking sites, is growing increasingly popular as an effective way to recruit employees.

While recruiters are still using big job board websites, like, and to find applicants to fill job vacancies, contacts from these “traditional” sources often include hundreds of resumes from unqualified applicants and plenty of spam.

In her article, Use LinkedIn for Recruiting Employees, Susan Heathfield, Guide to Human Resources provides specific insight from several recruiters on how they are using LinkedIn to find qualified applicants for open positions. And, as she correctly points out:

“The potential for LinkedIn and other social networking sites to play a major role in your employee recruiting strategy increases as millions of potential employees profile themselves on these sites each year.”

Source: Use LinkedIn for Recruiting Employees
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