Indeed is Leading Source of External Hires for Fifth Consecutive Year

Paul D'Arcy
Paul D’Arcy, Senior Vice President Marketing,

Research from SilkRoad Says Indeed is ‘Most Productive External Source of Interviews and Hires’

AUSTIN, Texas (April 27, 2016) — Indeed has retained its position as the number one source of external hires for the fifth year in a row, according to research released by SilkRoad.  SilkRoad uses an entire year of automated source tracking data from over 1,200 employers of all sizes to show which recruitment sources are the most effective. SilkRoad found that Indeed accounted for the majority of external online recruitment activity, delivering 58% of hires and interviews, up from 54% in 2015.


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“Our mission is simple – we help people get jobs,” said Paul D’Arcy, senior vice president at Indeed. “The SilkRoad research demonstrates our success in delivering on this mission of helping companies and candidates find the right fit.”

The SilkRoad research shows that Indeed is once again the dominant source of hires, delivering 43% of external hires, two and a half times as many as all other top branded career sites combined.  Indeed is also the number one source of interviews, delivering 52%, more than six times as many interviews as CareerBuilder, the next largest source, and ten times as many as LinkedIn and Craigslist.

“As the world’s first job search engine, our continued focus is on getting all jobs in one place to make it easy for candidates to find and apply for jobs and for companies to find standout talent,” said D’Arcy. “We are proud to have grown so much as a company in just 12 years, today operating in over 60 countries and 28 languages, serving 180 million unique visitors monthly.”

SilkRoad uses quantitative methods to analyze source data within its applicant tracking system to rank leading sources each year. The research is based on SilkRoad’s  nearly 14 million applications, over 600,000 interviews and over 300,000 hires. Automatic source tracking is the most accurate data available on the performance of hiring sources. Learn more about the study here.


About Indeed

More people find jobs on Indeed than anywhere else. Indeed is the #1 job site in the world and allows job seekers to search millions of jobs on the web or mobile in over 50 countries and 28 languages. More than 180 million people each month search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies on Indeed, and Indeed is the #1 source of external hires for thousands of companies (sources: SilkRoad & iCIMS). For more information, visit

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