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Job board trends go global

Job board trends go global

For many seeking employment and also those seeking to employ, job boards are a popular and successful choice and have been for over a decade now. Given that the predominantly UK  job boards & lsquo;Totaljobs’ have now been acquired by one of Europe’s largest online job boards, StepStone, it comes as no surprise that going global is the obvious next move. After a brief decline in vacancies due to the recession, the economy is now picking back up and organisations are in search of near to perfect candidates, even if it means casting the net globally.

The Online Recruitment Resource & lsquo;Onrec’ reports that the “Public Sector, defense, community charts the highest annual online recruitment growth rate at 43 per cent, beating the previous historical high recorded in August, largely due to an increase in part-time and volunteer positions” underlining the importance of part time and voluntary work as well as fulltime paid roles. One of the market leaders shows the continued online growth throughout 2012 and highlights the growth in industry and regional sectors, whilst giving a general overview of the results of online employment over the last 18 months. Regrettably the Index’s results for November 2012 states “a fourth consecutive month of annual decline, recording a four percent decrease in online hiring over the year in November” implying a global struggle for online hiring. However, it does illustrates a 23% year-over-year rise in industries such as Environment, Architecture and Urbanism for the seventh month in a row but only a -12% year-over-year growth in Transport, Post and Logistics for the second consecutive month. Such information shows which industries are exceeding and which industries are still struggling to emerge out of the recession. More location specific information is also available such as the promising news that “Belgium and the United Kingdom are the only two regions to report annual growth, both up by one per cent”. This showing that the United Kingdom’s economy is emerging out of the recession but also highlighting how significant job boards are contributing to the economic growth both regionally and globally.

Additionally, Job boards themselves are reporting soaring amounts of applications, some as high as 100,000 per day confirming their success.  

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