Hiring Wisdom: What the Job Boards Don’t Want You to Know

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Whale Path recently completed a study of how employers find new hires and reported that a majority of Americans making less than the median U.S. annual compensation of $50,502 actually found their jobs offline!

Here are some of the statistics that jumped out from their research:

  • Only 7 percent of jobs paying $25 per hour or less are filled through online sources;
  • Personal referrals account for 46 percent of hires for positions paying less than U.S. median income, up from 41 percent in 2008;
  • More than half of the employers surveyed cited Craigslist as a low-cost resource for finding and hiring employees.

Does this jive with your experience?

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This was originally published on Mel Kleiman’s Humetrics blog.

Mel Kleiman, CSP, is an internationally-known authority on recruiting, selecting, and hiring hourly employees. He has been the president of Humetrics since 1976 and has over 30 years of practical experience, research, consulting and professional speaking work to his credit. Contact him at mkleiman@humetrics.com.


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