Survey: Recruiting Methods Vary By Job Need

Recruiters prefer different tools to do their jobs depending upon the types of jobs they are trying to fill, says Development Dimensions International, Pittsburgh. Its survey of 162 companies- - 25% of them from outside the U.S. -- found that 63% use national newspapers to recruit managers and professionals. But when seeking people for nonmanagement positions, 90% use local newspapers. Eighty percent of companies use internal job postings and employee referrals to recruit candidates, and 76% use the Internet. The least popular recruiting tools: TV, radio, movie screens, and direct mail. Two-thirds of the companies turn to outsourcing for recruitment and retention expertise.

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