Siemens opts for web to cut costs

Siemens is hoping to reduce its future recruitment costs with ‘one action’
online job posting.

The electronics giant can send vacancies instantly to job boards worldwide
using software provided by People Genie.

Tim Jones, online recruitment manager for Siemens, said: "We wanted a
simple way to communicate with the UK labour market. [The new system] will give
us greater visibility for our online advertising with a single click.

"Agencies are useful for niche markets, but you have to be careful of
agency addiction. It doesn’t seem right to have to pay 20 per cent to agents
when we can get the same candidate reach without them and cut down the

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