Social Recruiting In 2011 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social recruiting – using social media to find potential employees – is more popular today than ever before.

According to a new infographic from Jobvite, a company which offers social recruitment software, 89 percent of US companies use social media in some way during their recruitment process. How does Twitter fit into the bigger social media picture? Check out the infographic below to find out.

It probably isn’t much of a surprise to learn that LinkedIn leads the pack when it comes to social media recruiting. About 85 percent of companies turn to LinkedIn to find their next potential hire. Facebook is the second most-used social media site for recruitment at just over 50 percent, but Twitter isn’t far behind: 47 percent of employers say that have used Twitter in their hunt for new hires.

Funnily enough, this infographic shows that employers and job seekers don’t quite see eye-to-eye on which networks are most important. While LinkedIn was by far the favorite for employers, job seekers had only a 35 percent presence on the network.

As a source for new hires on Jobvite itself, Twitter makes up just 7 percent. However, this number is growing every year, as more employers look to Twitter for potential employees.

Take a look at the infographic below for more facts and figures about social recruitment (click to enlarge):