RolePoint announces results of their newest industry research

San Francisco (PRWEB UK) 6 June 2013

San Francisco-based social recruitment company, RolePoint are attracting more clients than ever before. An increasing preference for employee referral programs to help attract top quality candidates is thought to be a contributing factor. Additionally the more frequent use of online social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn among recruitment professionals has revitalized the use of employee referral programs as a fast and effective method of recruiting top quality candidates. RolePoint say the reason for this is that they have made the process of mapping existing employees social connections more transparent than ever before.

New research conducted by RolePoint indicates that those hired through employee referral schemes stay longer within a company than those hired through other methods. After two years, 46% were still at a company compared to just 33% hired from career websites or 22% from job boards. Despite this, referrals only make up just 6.9% of total candidates hired in the United States. However, this figure is set to grow substantially over the next couple of years as social media usage increases. Another attractive factor is that referrals are often hired much faster than traditional methods of recruitment. They are hired at a rate of 1 out of 3 applications compared to a ratio of 1 out of 18 for all other methods of recruitment.

Despite these convincing statistics of employee referral programs, RolePoint said that: Most are launched with great intentions, publicity and fanfare but after a few months, employee enthusiasm and participation weans. This need not be the case with a little careful planning. Their employee recruitment software makes managing and keeping track of employee referral programs much easier than it was in previous years. The use of social media metrics and candidate tracking make it much easier for existing employees to recommend potential candidates and post relevant job vacancies among appropriate audiences on social networking platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

RolePoint believe this trend towards using social media for recruitment purposes will continue to grow in the coming years.

About RolePoint:

Recently launched social recruiting platform RolePoint is set to revolutionize the way companies organize their staffing solutions. It has been developed as a powerful tool designed to help find talented candidates within existing employees social networks. For more information on their products and services visit: or give them a call on +1 888 571 2851 for more information on the company.

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