Online Recruitment Use Grows Again In Europe

A new report from Monster has shown that the number of businesses using online recruitment is rising.

In the 12 months to May 2011, there was an overall European rise of 21 per cent in the use of online advertising in the recruitment process.

Germany was the leader in terms of online recruitment, according to the report entitled the 'Monster European Employment Index'. The country had its sixth consecutive month of growth in May.

The industries showing the largest growth were transport, logistics and post; which saw annual growth of 53 per cent; and Telecoms, which saw healthy growth of 43 per cent.

Monster Europe’s Vice President of Sales Readiness and Business Operations, Alan Townsend, commented, “The Monster European Employment Index has remained positive since May 2010, currently maintaining a healthy 21 per cent growth over last year. It is encouraging to see industrial production is still continuing to drive online recruitment.

He also added that he will be interested to continue to monitor the impact of government cuts on public sector activity, in terms of online recruitment, as this saw a small decline of one per cent in May.

Geoff Newman, chief executive with flat fee recruiter RecruitmentGenius.com is noticing strong confidence from employers looking to recruit staff, particularly in the UK.

"May was a very good month with vacancies advertised up over 20 per cent on April and June is already incredibly promising with vacancies advertised up over 45 per cent so far. However I don't believe this is just greater employer confidence but a sign of a structural change in the market as employers adopt online recruitment methods more."

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