myStaffingPro, a leading provider of SaaS applicant tracking software, has co-sponsored a Ventana Research study on the use of social media in recruiting. The benchmark study,“Social Media in Recruiting: Using New Channels to Source Talent,” presents comprehensive, research-based information on companies’ attitudes towards social media and recruiting processes and technology.
“myStaffingPro is pleased to sponsor research that shines light on the usage of social media in recruiting. We are strong proponents of social media, and we are pleased to have a study that clarifies the trends and best practices in organizations’ use of social media in recruiting and talent management,” said Bob Schulte, president and chief executive officer of myStaffingPro.
The benchmark study found that by mid-2012, companies expect to be using social media to source 82 percent of the kinds of jobs inquired about, including finance and administration roles, the front office, IT, line-of-business operations and education or learning functions. That will be an increase of 14 percent from current levels of sourcing. The study also found that although social recruiting is an emerging trend, only 15 percent of respondents are satisfied with their current efforts in social recruiting.
“The research is clear: social media is here to stay. Smart companies will apply the methodologies from the benchmark study and implement them for their company,” added Schulte.
Those interested in learning more can download the executive summary of “Social Media in Recruiting: Using New Channels to Source Talent” at sourcetalent.mystaffingpro.com/.