Channels for New Hires

Source: Harvard Business Review Published: June 2019 n = 3,973 people in corporate talent-acquisition

Source: Harvard Business Review
Published: June 2019
n = 3,973 people in corporate talent-acquisition

Channels for New Hires

Circulated: September 27, 2019

Employers also spend an enormous amount on hiring — an average of $4,129 per job in the United States. The most popular channel for finding new hires is through employee referrals.

  • Employee referrals — 48%

  • Third-party websites or online job boards — 46%

  • Social or professional networks — 40%

  • Third-party recruiters or staffing firms — 34%

  • Internal hires — 28%