With referrals down, direct sourcing and agency hires rise
Employee referrals waned again in 2013 as a source of hire, as talent acquisition leaders increasingly leaned on other recruiting methods to fill their external hires. The just released CareerXroads source of hire survey — its 13th — found the 50 participating employers, some with more than 200,000 workers, relied more heavily on direct sourcing and help from third party recruiters in 2013 than at any time in the previous decade. They also accelerated their temp conversions, which, at 4.4 percent of the full-time hires, was nearly three times the rate in 2012.
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