24% In U.S. Prefer Social Media for Job Search.

Almost a quarter, 24 percent, of U.S. workers surveyed are more inclined to search for a job through social media than through traditional methods including newspapers, job boards and recruitment firms, according to a survey by Kelly Services Inc.

In addition, 12 percent of U.S. employees approved of personal use of social media at work, but 51 percent say social media has a negative impact on workplace productivity.

In Canada, one third of workers said they were more inclined to search for jobs via social media than through traditional methods. And 15 percent approved of personal use of social media at work.

Worldwide, 30 percent of workers are more inclined to search for jobs via social media than traditional methods, but 43 percent agree that social media adversely impacts productivity.

The Kelly survey included responses from approximately 170,000 people worldwide.

Filed by Staffing Industry Analysts, a sister company of Workforce Management. To comment, email editors@workforce.com.

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About Buzz Smith

Welcome. My name is Charles “Buzz” Smith and I’m the SR Curmudgeon of Consulting Services at OPI National Outplacement. My role, in addition to agitating our sales personnel, and consultants is to take the lead on delivering outplacement and career transition services that are effective. I blog about career stuff when my wife of 40 years, Linda banishes to the garden.

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