I recently interviewed and surveyed hiring managers about the challenges they face with recruitment.

We talked about the how, where and who of sourcing candidates, reviewing CVs and conducting interviews.

Here’s one of the most surprising things I learned through this research.

Only 9% of hiring managers use LinkedIn to source potential candidates.

Yes, using LinkedIn as a sourcing tool is very time consuming. But I believe proactive sourcing is an essential part of your recruitment strategy, here’s why: