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Big Job Boards Are #1 Recruiting Source Says New Survey Report

Free Monster Hiring Survey Report Released by HR Daily Advisor and HR Hero

Brentwood, TN —October 31, 2012— The HR Daily Advisor® announced today the release of a free survey report, Monster® Hiring Survey Results. The survey was sponsored by Monster, the respected leader in the recruiting industry, and conducted in conjunction with BLR’s HR Hero Line.

The new detailed survey report conducted by Monster and BLR's HR Daily Advisor and HRhero Line answers detailed questions about hiring and recruiting, such as:

  • Which recruiting sources are working best in 2012?
  • What recruiting methods are most popular?
  • Is social media really the best way to find great candidates?
  • Should you do Facebook and Google background checks?
  • What are the biggest concerns recruiters have?

The results of the survey, gathered from responses from nearly 500 HR Daily Advisor and HRhero Line readers, indicate that along with referrals from current employees, jobs boards of various types are the dominant sources for finding new employees.

Some other interesting findings include:

  • 19% of recruiters visit candidates’ social media pages
  • One third of employers do Google or similar searches on candidates

Top challenges of recruiting include:

  • The difficulty of finding qualified talent
  • Attracting candidates when low salaries are offered
  • Too many unqualified resumes/candidates
  • Relocation issues, in particular, attracting candidates to remote/less desirable worksites
  • Lack of time

For instant access to the full complementary report courtesy of HR Daily Advisor, and HR Hero Line, please download the report here.

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