Facebook becoming preferred site for finding jobs: Report

Social networking giant Facebook has pipped LinkedIn as more number of people found jobs in the second quarter this year through the former, according to the Facebook Recruiting in India Quarterly Adoption report by social recruitment platform MyParichay.

Published: 23rd October 2013 07:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd October 2013 07:35 AM   |  A+A-

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Social networking giant Facebook has pipped LinkedIn as more number of people found jobs in the second quarter this year through the former, according to the Facebook Recruiting in India Quarterly Adoption report by social recruitment platform MyParichay.

According to the report, six out of every 10 white collar professionals currently use only Facebook to find employment. This corresponds with the doubling of top employers in the country using Facebook for recruitment in the past 12 months.

Sectors including banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), business services, engineering, manufacturing as well as travel and tourism have used Facebook to find talent. However, the information technology and services (ITES) industries have been the primary recruiters from the Facebook platform, the report says.

“Facebook hiring is measured by the presence of careers tab or jobs tab on Facebook official pages along with the capability for candidates to browse and apply for jobs,” the report notes. Top employers brand presence on Facebook has grown 66 per cent year over year, which is measured by the presence of official company pages on the social networking site.

Commenting on the report, Ranjan Sinha, co-founder and chairman of MyParichay said, “We are seeing a strong adoption of Facebook hiring technologies. Companies are seeing a 100 per cent increase in number of quality talent especially those that hire candidates in the 21-30 age segment.”

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