- Two-thirds of recruiters now use Facebook, a jump of 11 points from 55% last year. With more than 900 million users, employers clearly want to tap this huge talent pool.
- For the first time, more than half (54%) of recruiters now use Twitter for their talent search, indicating that job seekers should be judicious in deciding what to tweet.
"When I actually replied to people who sent me tweets and direct messages, it took off like wildfire," Langhans told the technology-news site. "People loved that there was a real person there to address their queries." So are social media and viral videos as a recruitment tool here to stay or just a fad? A recent poll by Jobvite showed that 92 percent of more than 1,000 human-resource professionals and recruiters worldwide now use social media as a way to find talent, up from 78 percent in 2008.