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Online recruitment trends



New research dispels the myth that the Web is the domain of graduates and first jobbers.

Research from found that 28% of online jobseekers are aged 40 and above, whilst the average age of online jobseekers is 34.

The survey, completed by 9745 jobseekers, also found that over a third of online jobseekers are looking for work at management level or above. More than one in ten are senior managers, whilst around 100 respondents are CEO or company owner level.

Online jobseekers’ salaries are also on the increase. Over a fifth now earn upwards of £40,000 – an increase of 11% from last year. The average salary for jobseekers on the Internet overall is £24,460.

Seperate research commissioned by and conducted by the independent British Market Research Bureau, found that one in ten of the 1600 adults questioned found work through the Internet over last five years.

  • Nearly one in four adults in the UK now spontaneously cite the Internet as a favoured route when looking for their next job, compared to 13% in 2000.

  • Lack of human response or personal feedback is the most commonly cited disadvantage of Internet recruitment, according to 29%.

  • Being continually available 24/7 is the biggest advantage of all, according to 43% of people.

  • 89% believe that Internet recruitment will be more important in the future.
  • One Response

    1. Online Recruitment – Solution
      Over the last 12 months we too have witnessed an increase in interest being generated by employers in both public and private sectors in respect of online recruitment.

      Utilising the corporate web site can be readily achieved via online recruitment. In doing so it will heighten a company’s ability to promote a positive brand image to prospective applicants and make the recruitment process as efficient as possible.

      Nuala Phillips

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