Prestigious brands sign with free-to-use site
May 2012 | Sue Weekes
Nearly 3,000 employers have registered with the free-to-use recruitment website Staffbay.com since its formal launch last October, with Rolls-Royce one of the most recent to sign up. Other high-profile organisations that have registered include L’Oréal, Serco, Tottenham Hotspur and VW Group.
Co-founder Elliot Kidd told Recruiter that Staffbay is also currently working on integration with Facebook Connect, which will enable jobseekers to connect their Facebook identity to their Staffbay profile. It is likely that further integration other social media and professional networking sites will follow.
Kidd founded the site with Tony Wilmot, with whom he also runs Frontline Recruitment, a network of high street agencies. They recognised that technology was changing the shape of recruitment and designed Staffbay.com as a way to bring candidates and employers together to find out more about each other. Both sides can build personal or corporate profiles which can include videos, images and documentation.
Kidd and Wilmot derive no revenue from Staffbay but haven’t ruled out devising ways of monetising the site in the future. It is currently funded by Frontline, which opened its sixth office on 1 May in Weymouth, Dorset.