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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Most New Hires are Found Online

If you're an employer looking to fill positions this year, chances are you'll find most of your candidates online, according to a recent study by BoozAllenHamilton.

Between general and niche employment websites, employers' own websites, social networking sites and commercial resume databases, employers found more than half of their job candidates online in 2005, and considered online sources to have strong quality and ROI . Only direct employee referrals ranked as a better source of employees.

For 2006, surveyed employers cited their own websites, employee referrals, social networking sites and niche job boards as the top sources for job applicants. Newspapers, search firms and career fairs were rated toward the bottom.