jobs.ac.uk announces record numbers of subscribers
October 06, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Education NewsThis week, online jobs board jobs.ac.uk received the 150,000th subscriber to their free Jobs by Email service. Not only is this a great success for a young, ‘niche’ job site, but also represents the wider power and popularity of online recruitment as a whole.
Since 2002, the online recruitment community have seen a steady rise in the number of people applying for jobs after seeing them online , undoubtedly due to over half of EU residents now having access to the Internet . Traditionally though, jobs.ac.uk’s core audience – academics – have been regarded as quite conservative. However this latest milestone from the sector’s largest jobs board shows a much truer and more positive picture – of a forward-thinking community embracing new technology and trends – resulting in the year-on-year rise in subscribers to 150,000 people.
This trend is also welcomed by the HR teams within the sector who are enjoying the benefits of costs savings, speed and efficiency that online recruitment brings. Seven independent surveys at leading UK Universities reported 34% of their appointments to academic and research posts in 2005 were attributed to jobs.ac.uk and a further 29% to other online sources. Combined, online sources were almost eight times more effective compared to traditional printed media.
Alison Osborne, Marketing Manager said “150,000 subscribers is a massive achievement for a site created to serve a niche jobs market, and shows that online recruitment has become integral to the jobseekers and employers in the higher education sector.“
Since its launch in 1998, jobs.ac.uk has grown to become the top recruitment site for research, science, academic and related careers. jobs.ac.uk advertise 40,000 jobs each year and are visited by over 434,000 unique jobseekers each month .
For further information about jobs.ac.uk please contact 024 7657 2839 or email: email@example.com.