Finding employment is often referred to as an active activity – applicants are described as hunting, looking or seeking jobs. They are actively taking steps to find employment by looking for it. And that activism is shared amongst employers, as well. They too are hunting, looking or seeking the right candidate to the fill the role needed for their company.
The best way for both employers and job-seekers to see the results they want is, often, by looking in the same place. New research conducted by SilkRoad technology – a human resources software development company – has shown where most employers and recruiters look for potential job candidates.
By issuing help from more than 700 customers that use SilkRoad's OpenHire program, the company found that 94 percent of interviews and 86 percent of hires came from external and online resources.
The researchers also found that external and internal sources – online or otherwise – resulted in roughly the same share of interviews at 43.5 and 46.7 percent each. Although the two types of sources may have generated roughly the same amount of interviews, twice as many hires came from internal sources (63 percent) than from external (27 percent). Indeed.com ranked as the number one leading external source for hires as it provided 72 percent more than the next external, online resource.
"I believe this is a reflection of how people and companies are continuing to evolve in their use of the Internet and other mobile technologies," Thomas Boyle, director of product marketing at SilkRoad, told Forbes Magazine. "Candidates are online and accessible more than ever and things have evolved to where they expect you to have an online presence and message."
Although the survey doesn't take into account the successes that can from using a recruiting agency for the growing number of healthcare jobs or IT jobs, if job-seekers try these methods they may want to consider sharpening their resumes and interview skills first.
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