The Evolution of Social Recruiting Technology [infographic]

Some 55 percent of companies plan to make social media a bigger part of their recruitment process, and this Jobvite infographic outlines how social recruiting technology has evolved over the past 20 years.

It all began with resume databases and automation, which enabled recruiters to manage candidate relationships more efficiently. Corporate career sites and configurable workflows came next, enabling jobseekers to study up on office culture and apply to available positions directly from a company’s website. The next phase of evolution brought better tools to manage interviews and offers, as well as features that enable recruiters to cultivate candidate relationships.

Today’s recruiting technology adds social media to the mix in an effort to reach the 49 percent of employed Americans who turn to social networks to look for their next job. Check out the full infographic below. What do you think the next phase of social recruiting technology will bring?

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