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Jobs.search Hits The Mark

Jobs.search Hits The Mark
 
At a time when every business is having to carefully manage costs, the innovative charging structure of new, Scottish based jobs portal jobs.search.co.uk appears to have really hit the mark. The new portal charges recruiters only for the applications they receive, not for advertising space. 
 
Launched just over a month ago (January 23rd 2009), jobs.search.co.uk already lists c.3,000 unique vacancies, 1600 of them in Scotland and has attracted over 100,000 jobseeker visits in its first month. The portal has now launched its ongoing online marketing activity and is well on its way to reaching its initial target of generating 5,000 applications a week from users seeking a straightforward way to identify suitable job opportunities online. 
 
Peter Gillespie, managing director of Search.co.uk Ltd said, The mood of the moment amongst employers and agencies is for careful cost management and making every penny work harder.  We certainly believe our online pay-per-application only model with easily controlled cost limits, is highly attractive in the current market.
 
For candidates too, weve researched and launched a clean, simple site design with no gimmicks, but lots of relevant recruiter information and have been hugely encouraged by the response. My feeling is that despite the challenges of the current economic background, this is a great time to launch what is essentially a highly flexible, cost-sensitive new pricing model to the recruitment market.
 
Individuals can apply immediately without registering with the site itself with the minimum of fuss, and recruiters only pay only around 10 each for the first 20 suitable, local applicants the rest are then free. In the current climate, its a solution which has really matched the mood of the day.    
 
Gillespie adds, Its still early days but we feel Scotland is now leading the way in using online technology intelligently to cut costs, waste and hassle in a recruitment market which is crying out for a shake up. Our key people have years of experience in this market and understand that employers needs and expectations have changed. Maybe well set a trend of suppliers only charging for the results they generate.
 

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