This infographic demonstrates exactly why Linked In is not the saviour of recruitment.
Since the inception of Linked In, every recruitment consultant under the sun now professes to proactively "Headhunt" to fill Senior Leadership roles. The truth is that searching an online database is NOT headhunting and is definately a lazy option that starves companies of truly hunting out THE highest calibre talent for their business.
Look at the statistics in this infographic;
- 84.4% of Linked In users don't even pay for it.
- Only 36.2% of users believe it uncovers job opportunities.
This is a great and cheap way of scraping the surface of a potential candidate pool but please don't let lazy recruiters tell you that it provides an exhaustive Headhunt of your industry!
Takeaways: Most users have between 500 and 999 first level connections. On average, users spend 2 hours maximum every week on the network. For most users, LinkedIn is an “extremely important” tool for developing business and growing our network.