Online recruitment’s success grows

Survey finds that online recruitment was worth £103m in the first half of 2006

More than half the people interviewed for a job they found on the internet have been successful, according to a poll of 37,000 online job seekers by The National Online Recruitment Audience Survey (NORAS).

The survey of 27 leading job boards, including fish4jobs, JobServe and, confirms that the number of people getting jobs online continues to rise.

It found that emailing a CV is the most popular way to apply for a job (38%), followed by completing an online application form (31%).
The poll found that 62% of online jobseekers are looking for full-time permanent work, 18% for full-time, contract or interim positions, and 13% part-time permanent.

The UK online recruitment market continues to grow. It was £103m for the first half of 2006 compared with the 2005 total of £200m and £120m in 2004.

Tim Elkington, managing director of Enhance Media which manages NORAS, says: “Online recruitment is more successful than ever before. More people are applying for jobs and getting interviews and of these, over half are now going on to get a job. Analysis of the results shows the market is maturing and job seekers are becoming more familiar with the job boards that best suit them. Employers are also becoming more adept at knowing where to place their vacancies online.”