Nearly 60% of HR and recruiting executives, directors and managers in a nationwide survey consider social media networks like LinkedIn and Facebook the next big wave in reaching a greater number of qualified candidates.

More than half (57%) of the industry practitioners polled online by Research Now for Jobscience Inc. expect to use LinkedIn for recruiting more than job boards, email marketing and employee-referral programs. In addition, 36% of the respondents plan to use Facebook more for recruiting this year than last.

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