Internet has ‘profoundly’ changed job hunt process, says survey

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The internet has prompted a revolution in job hunting, but are employers making the most of it?
The internet has prompted a revolution in job hunting, but are employers making the most of it?

Hunting for a job is not always easy, but with the internet, it is certainly much easier today than it ever used to be. However, a new survey has found that employers and HR professionals still rely on traditional methods of finding and attracting talent.

The survey on jobseeker trends found that a third of employees who switched jobs last year rated internet sites as the most effective channel for hunting for a new position.

Only 20 percent of workers around the world change jobs in a year and of those that do, 55 percent use the web to look for work.

The Boston Consultancy Group (BCG) carried out the research said that internet job adverts allow employers to reach a wide target audience, however the group found that many employers are not doing enough to capitalise on this shift by tailoring their methods of finding new talent.

UK job seekers were particularly compelled by the success of online job searching, with 52 per cent of respondents stating that internet job sites were most effective.

The joint study from BCG and research consultancy, Recruit Works Institute, questioned more than 13,000 people from 13 countries.

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