- Surveyed companies expect to fill 17.5% more jobs in 2013 than in 2012.
- 41.5% of positions filled by surveyed companies in 2012 were filled by internal movement and promotion. I’m surprised this number is so high, honestly, but if it is really representative of the greater employer population (I’m skeptical) it’s great news for the workforce.
- Employee Referrals made up 24.5% of all hires in 2012. I want to focus on this number for a minute as it demonstrates how important it is to build and maintain your professional network. Nearly 1/4 of all positions were filled through networks like yours; shouldn’t your next job come through that network too?
- Social Media only accounted for 2.9% of the hires. I think this is a difficult number to track, honestly, as I’d bet hires attained by internal sourcing/recruiting teams may have been influenced by a post made to Facebook/Twitter/etc–but it’s not the referral source that ultimately gets recorded.