With social media recruiting gaining steam, is it time to wave goodbye to job board postings? Not yet.
That’s the upshot from this recent infographic compiled by the folks over at eQuest.
It’s no secret that there’s a skills shortage in the today’s workforce.
In fact, 65% of global leaders say “talent and leadership shortages” are their top business challenge. And nearly 45% of employers from nine countries say they can’t find enough skilled entry-level workers.
One way to attempt to ease that shortage is by exhausting every avenue available for recruiting — including the classic job boards postings.
After all, one out of every six hires (about 18%) still come via job boards postings.
Compare that to just 2.9% from social media.
Make your life easier
Another reason to stick to job boards, at least for the time being: They make your life easier.
Think about the number of positions you’re hiring for right now, then the number of people you’ll need to screen, then the number of people you’ll need to phone interview, interview in person, make references calls for and more.
As you can guess, no one can keep that up.
Plus, putting all your eggs in the social media recruiting basket isn’t going to get you the most diverse job candidate pool anyway.
2 out of 3 still use job boards
So, yes, finding external hires via social media may one day be the go-to tactic for HR and hiring managers.
But nearly three out of four workers are actively searching for or are open to new opportunities — and 66% of those use job boards to find those opportunities.
Check out the full infographic below for more statistics and thoughts on why job boards are still relevant: