Recruiting is a time consuming and expensive business.

Companies have always looked at the personal networks of employees in order to find new candidates, but they haven’t quite been able to access these networks in an efficient way.

What if there was a way of gathering the overall social networking and address book contacts of all employees into one… virtual environment? Would that work better for HR departments? Our theory says yes.

If we start with the statistically demonstrated fact that each employee nowadays has, on average, 600 friends and business partners (Facebook, LinkedIn, Address Book, etc), then a company of 100 employees will have at least 50.000 contacts.

Accessing and understanding these 50.000 contacts makes the recruiting process much easier and the best thing about hiring people through these networks is that you deal with references from people within the company that you actually trust.

Check out our latest Infographic below or on visual.ly to understand better how it works.

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