Updated March 30 at 12:29am

The hiring practice

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

The hiring practice


You’re more likely to hire a candidate if...

• They have the right experience for the job – 48%

• Someone you know recommends them – 40%

• You like their personality – 12%

It’s more about skills and passion than resume and pedigree.

• True – 100%

• False – 0%

Have you ever found a job candidate via social media?

• Yes – 44%

• No – 56%

Have you ever ruled out a candidate because of social media?

• Yes – 32%

• No – 68%


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