University of Montana Rural Institute
Increasingly, employers use company websites, job boards, and social networking sites to recruit and evaluate potential employees. In 1997, newspaper ads and employee referrals accounted for almost half of new business hires. Yet by 2009, online career sites replaced newspaper ads as a major source for new recruits (CareerXroads, 2010). Likewise, 75% of U.S. recruiters reported that their companies required online research of candidates, and 70% reported they had rejected candidates based on information found online (Bontke & Lawler, 2012).
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Our research is supported by grant #H133B080023 from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Dept. of Education.
Ipsen, Catherine; Goe, Rebecca; West-Evans, Kathy; and Rural Institute, University of Montana, "Social Media Use within State Vocational Rehabilitation Programs" (2013). Employment. 22.