BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/06/13 -- New research from Seven Step Recruiting, a leading provider of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services, reveals that the Fortune 100 companies are lagging in their use of new mobile technology and social media tools for talent acquisition. Released today, Seven Step's "2013 Fortune 100 Talent Acquisition Report" researched the 100 largest U.S. companies to understand how organizations are conducting their talent acquisition efforts in the face of today's skilled-labor shortage. A copy of the full report can be found at: http://good.sevensteprpo.com/2013-fortune-100-talent-acquisition-report-download.
"When you look at organizations the size of GE, for instance, they have upwards of 5,000 job vacancies. That many critical positions left unfilled is a serious business challenge," said Paul Harty, president, Seven Step Recruiting. "In the face of today's skilled-labor shortage, companies need to get smart about their talent acquisition strategies. That means being where job seekers are, providing a positive experience and engaging them for the long-term."
The research revealed both patterns of adhering to industry best practices and shortcomings in the Fortune 100's talent acquisition strategies. Notable findings include:
•Nearly three quarters (70 percent) of Fortune 100 companies do not have mobile-optimized career pages •Only 52 percent of Fortune 100 companies have a career-specific Twitter handle, and less than half (44 percent) have a corresponding career page on Facebook •While 85 percent of Fortune 100 companies allow candidates to share job opportunities via email, only about half (51 percent) offer the option to share jobs via social networks •Only 37 percent of Fortune 100 companies offer job applicants the opportunity to "opt-in" to their talent communities, and of those, 24 percent require candidates to create a full profile in order to be alerted to new employment opportunities and company news, more broadly •Nearly all Fortune 100 companies (94 percent) have a job search function on their career home page and a majority (64 percent) also have function-specific career pages
"Our research findings make it clear: some of the biggest employers aren't leveraging vital new tools like social job sharing and mobile-enabled career pages to the degree that job seekers expect," said Beth Gilfeather, CEO and Founder, Seven Step Recruiting. "When it comes to talent acquisition, especially for organizations of this size, one foot in doesn't work. Organizations need to jump in with both feet to win over the top talent that will drive their business forward."
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