Research From Our Industry

We are pleased to provide the following research as a way of introducing our industry and its contribution to the world of work. The questions are excerpted from an on-going survey of job seekers and employers/recruiters, conducted by WEDDLE’s LLC.

Job Seekers

How helpful has the Internet been in your job search?
    69.0%   Very helpful
    22.3%   Somewhat helpful
    5.6%    No more helpful than other tools
    3.1%    Not helpful
How many times per month do you visit an employment Web site?
    11.0%    0
    28.5%    1
    30.0%    2-4
    28.0%    5-8
    0.6%     9-12
    1.8%     13+
How many different employment Web-sites do you visit in an average month?
    14.2%     0
    14.6%     1
    16.2%     2-4
    28.4%     5-10
    14%       11-15
    12.7%     16+
How did you find your last job?
    34%     on an Internet job board
    10%     through a call from a headhunter
    9.3%    by networking
    8.7%    through a referral from an employee of the organization
    8.0%    in the print or online edition of a newspaper
    3.0%    by starting your own company and creating the job
    2.9%    from an ad posted on the employer’s Web-site
How do you expect to find your next job?
    69.7%    on an Internet job board
    7.8%     by networking at home or work
    3.9%     through a call from a headhunter
    3.9%     by sending a resume to the employer
    3.2%     from an ad posted on the employer’s Web-site
    3.2%     through a referral from an employee of the organization
    1.9%     by networking at social events/venues
Source: WEDDLE’s Online Survey of Job Seekers, January-June, 2005. Copyright, WEDDLE’s LLC, 2005, All Rights Reserved.

Employers and Recruiters

How helpful has the Internet been in your recruiting efforts?
    26.0%    Very helpful
    39.5%    Somewhat helpful
    25.1%    No more helpful than other tools
    9.4%     Not helpful
How many times per month do you post jobs on an employment Web-site?
    20.8%    0
    14.7%    1
    14.2%    2-4
    14.5%    5-8
    18.4%    9-12
    17.4%    13+
How many different employment Web-sites do you use for job posting and/or resume searching?
    14.0%    0
    14.6%    1
    14.7%    2-4
    28.8%    11-15
    14.0%    16+
What percentage of your new hires is obtained through an employment Web-site?
    4.2%     0
    4.2%     1-5%
    6.6%     6-10%
    7.2%     11-15%
    7.8%     16-20%
    7.2%     21-25%
    62.7%    26%+
What percentage of your new hires is obtained through your corporate Web-site?
    12.7%     0
    18.2%     1-5%
    16.4%     6-10%
    9.7%      11-15%
    10.9%     16-20%
    11.5%     21-25%
    20.6%     26%+
Source: WEDDLE’s Online Survey of Job Seekers, January-June, 2005. Copyright, WEDDLE’s LLC, 2005, All Rights Reserved.

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