Did you know that 84 percent of recruiters use social media to recruit candidates that might not have otherwise applied, and, in 2012, companies are expected to use social media to recruit for more than 80 percent of job openings?

Moreover, 7 out of 10 employers have successfully hired a candidate through social media, and, since implementing social recruitment, almost half (49 percent) have received more applicants to choose from.

Social networks such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn have made a huge impact on the business strategy of companies across almost every industry, and recruitment is no exception. By proactively targeting ‘passive’ job talent through social channels – relying on vacancy postings and other applicant tracking systems attracts just five percent of the workforce – firms can widen their reach and dramatically improve the quality of their workforce.

This infographic takes a closer look at the new age of recruitment.

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