What Is Your Most Useful Channel for Recruiting Employees? [POLL]

What Is Your Most Useful Channel for Recruiting Employees? [POLL]

As we head closer and closer to 2017 — you can hear the corks popping already — it’s likely a time when your considing hiring someone new.

Hiring an employee is a big step, especially if you’ve got a really small team. You need JUST the right person for the job. And that job is probably wide-ranging in tasks so you’re going to need someone with skills in a variety of areas.

Well, where does one find this dynamo?

Channels for Recruiting Employees

There are lots of places to find the so-called right person, of course. And each business has its own havens for finding the right talent for the job. Some are traditional locations — like job fairs, employment centers and an old fashioned thing called newspaper classifieds — while others are the new kids on the block — like LinkedIn or Facebook.

In this week’s poll, tell us …

What is your most useful channel for recruiting employees?

  • Referrals/Word of Mouth (55%, 1,292 Votes)
  • Job Sites (29%, 671 Votes)
  • Industry Recruiters or Local Job Centers (6%, 149 Votes)
  • Want Ads (5%, 118 Votes)
  • Social Media (3%, 69 Votes)
  • Other (2%, 51 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,350

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Joshua Sophy Joshua Sophy is the Editor for Small Business Trends and has been a member of the team for 16 years. A professional journalist with 20 years of experience in traditional media and online media, he attended Waynesburg University and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has held roles of reporter, editor and publisher, having founded his own local newspaper, the Pottsville Free Press.