According to recent research by Social Talent, high performing recruiters conduct 65% fewer searches per day.
That may seem counterintuitive but when looking at the data and the performance reports, this has a lot to do with how low performers are searching. The data shows that low performers tend to start almost all of their LinkedIn searches within the top search bar on LinkedIn’s homepage, using basic keywords such as “java developer”.
Typing in a basic keyword can yield over a million or so people all over the world who have a couple of those keywords somewhere on their LinkedIn profile. Low performing recruiters searching this way then look through an average of three of those search results pages, click through to approximately three of those profiles, and then start a new search from the same search box when they can’t find what they’re looking for. Social Hire’s research has shown that this strategy is what sets high performers apart from low performers since this is such an unproductive, time-consuming strategy.