Top European firms turn to Internet recruitment

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Top European firms turn to Internet recruitmentOn 16 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Most of Europe’s largest companies are using their corporate websites torecruit staff, according to research. A study by iLogos Research shows that 76 per cent of Euro 500 companies havedeveloped a careers section on their website. But only 1 per cent acceptunsolicited applications. However, 5 per cent of these firms take advantage of the website visitors’referral network, which identifies employees who are currently in work but maybe open to job offers. Many corporate recruiters consider these jobseekers tobe the most desirable candidates of all, claims the study. Nearly a quarter of Euro 500 companies give jobseekers the ability to searcha database of open positions, and five per cent offer a facility thatautomatically matches new positions to candidates’ interests and skills. The research also shows that while most Euro 500 companies are able to postand accept online job applications, they fail to integrate the full recruiting supplychain, such as providing information on the company’s work culture. Yves Lermusiaux, president of iLogos Research, criticised Euro 500 companiesfor failing to make their websites user-friendly for potential employees.However, he believes that the situation is starting to change. He said, “We expect that 100 per cent of Euro 500 companies will havecareers sections, post jobs and accept applications on their corporate websiteby 2004.” There are also language problems that large European companies need toaddress, claims the research, with under a third having the web technology toprovide multiple languages. www.ilogos.comBy Phil Boucher Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more