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47pc of recruiters advertise roles online – survey

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Forty-seven per cent of recruiters use corporate websites and online jobs boards to advertise new roles, while 14pc use social media, according to a new survey.

The survey, conducted by Irish recruitment software company Candidate Manager, includes information from 276 respondents in HR and recruitment from businesses in the UK and Ireland.

The most popular form of recruitment was through corporate websites and online job boards, according to 47pc of survey respondents.

Fourteen per cent of recruiters used social media to attract candidates. Of those, 92pc use LinkedIn, 43pc use Facebook and 32pc use Twitter.

Twenty-nine per cent of respondents said their company does not advertise for roles internally through their intranet. For those which do, 84pc believe it works well in the hiring process.

A quarter of the respondents said it took two months or more to hire a new member of staff. Half of the respondents said it took them four weeks to hire new members of staff.

Fifty-three per cent hoped the hiring process would become faster in 2012. Sixty-two per cent hoped the recruitment process would become more streamlined.