How Companies and Recruiters Use Social Media to Screen Candidates

Recent developments in social media tools have changed many things. The spectrum of the change does not neglect the job application and selection processes. In fact, social media made it very easy for companies to screen candidates to pinpoint unsuitable job seekers and leave them out of the process. Therefore, an applicant must carefully adjust and restructure his social media accounts and make them HR-proof.

Social media monitoring service Reppler recently surveyed more than 300 hiring professionals to determine when and how job recruiters are screening job candidates on different social networks.

The study found that more than 90% of recruiters and hiring managers have visited a potential candidate’s profile on a social network as part of the screening process. And a whopping 69% of recruiters have rejected a candidate based on content found on his or her social networking profiles — an almost equal proportion of recruiters (68%), though, have hired a candidate based on his or her presence on those networks.

Check out the infographic below for more results from the survey, including what details on a candidate’s social profile make recruiters tick.

2 responses to “How Companies and Recruiters Use Social Media to Screen Candidates

  1. I like to see that HR reps use social media as a way to judge whether a candidate is appropriate. However, I would like to see more recruiting by finding people online. Think sports recruiting, but for business

    Thanks for sharing

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