Updated October 13 at 5:13pm

Recruitment/hiring methods

The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries.

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PBN Executive Poll

Recruitment/hiring methods


How can a candidate apply for an open position at your company?

• In person – 80%

• Through the company website – 60%

• Through a job-posting site – 40%

• Through a recruiting firm – 30%

Have you ever hired a recruiter to help you find/gain employment?

• Yes – 50%

• No – 50%

How often does your company use a recruiting firm to fill open positions?

• Some of the time – 10%

• Rarely – 40%

• Never – 50%

Overall, has your experience with recruiting firms been positive?

• Yes – 50%

• No – 50%


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