SHRM conducted a series of surveys with members in the employment/recruiting job function and asked about the use of social networking websites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, MySpace, etc. in sourcing and recruiting job candidate.
Other sections of this research focused on organization policies, employees access to social networking websites, and the use of online search engines during work hours. Also examined was how these websites are used by organizations to communicate internally as well as with audiences outside the organization.
For the purposes of this survey, social networking websites refer to sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, MySpace, etc. and online search engines examples include Google, Yahoo, Mozilla, Bing, etc.