Some of the things I have noticed:
Linkedin is bursting with job postings! However, I have not seen much action/response/traffic around most of them.
Facebook has been great for me for generating qualified candidates for jobs. However, I am connected to 2,000+ industry professionals. Most companies are using their online presence to connect with customers, who are not typically potential candidates.
As far as Twitter, I have not used Twitter for recruiting purposes at all.
I did a little research and found some articles on recruiting through social media. And while I think they are well though out, it sounds like it would make most small (or even medium) sized employers cringe - the time commitment of having a social media presence that is dedicated to recruiting would requires a FT person simply to manage the process! (Read 6 Aspects of a Social Media Recruitment Strategy Every Company Should Know)
What I'd like to know is:
Are you using social media to recruit, and if so, what have your experiences been? I created a very brief survey to collect the data, you will find it here. Your participation is much appreciated!-Margie