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Technology | More Companies Recruit with Social Media

Do you use social media to find and recruit new hires? If not, you’re in the minority, according to a study by Jobvite.

The U.S.-based recruiting software company reports that nearly nine out of 10 companies used social media to seek out new employees in 2011. In turn, job seekers are increasingly turning to their social networks, with 48% using Facebook, 26% using LinkedIn and 23% using Twitter as part of their job hunt.

“The rules of engagement in the war for talent have changed,” said Dan Finnigan, CEO and president of Jobvite. “Companies seeking to hire the best and brightest have to adapt and accept the new employee dynamic.”

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