Study: 51% Of Hires Culled From Internet Sources - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
News
News
2/9/2006
06:31 PM
50%
50%

Study: 51% Of Hires Culled From Internet Sources

Newspaper classified ads, traditionally a major source of employment hiring, were the source of just 5% of new hires, the study found.

Employers turn to the Internet as their major hiring source, beating out newspaper classifieds and other traditional sources, according to a study carried out for technology consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton.

The study found that 51 percent of new hires were developed from Internet sources. Of that 51 percent, the highest quality candidates apparently came from employers' own corporate web sites and from employee referrals.

Newspaper classified ads, traditionally a major source of employment hiring, were the source of just 5 percent of new hires, the study found.

One of the lead authors said the data provided "clear evidence that the Internet has transformed the way American employers attract and hire employees."

Furthermore, "responses indicated that employers anticipate directing a greater proportion of applicants through their own corporate web sites rather than any other online source in the year to come," wrote Rich Cober, Booz Allen Hamilton team lead on the research report in statement.

The study broke down Internet hiring practices as follows: corporate employment web sites accounted for 21 percent of new hires followed by general job boards with 15 percent, niche job boards with 6 percent, social network web sites with 5 percent, and commercial resume databases with 4 percent.

The study, which was released Thursday, was conducted by the DirectEmployers Association, a non-profit consortium of more than 200 U.S. employers.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
2017 State of the Cloud Report
As the use of public cloud becomes a given, IT leaders must navigate the transition and advocate for management tools or architectures that allow them to realize the benefits they seek. Download this report to explore the issues and how to best leverage the cloud moving forward.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of November 6, 2016. We'll be talking with the InformationWeek.com editors and correspondents who brought you the top stories of the week to get the "story behind the story."
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll