On-line recruitment fair

Hi-tech start-up Invisix will host a 24-hour worldwide recruitment fair over
the Internet next week.

Ten managers from Invisix, a joint venture between Motorola and Cisco
Systems, will go on-line on 16 February to conduct interviews across Europe,
Asia and America.

Candidates will be able to see the interviewer on their screens.

The company is hoping to recruit 30 to 35 network engineers, programme
managers and business development staff to work in offices in Uxbridge, Tokyo,
and Dallas or San Jose in the United States.

Invisix is desperate to recruit Cisco-certified engineers, of which there
are only 5,000 in the world. Project manager Tim Franta said the virtual fair
will save on costs. "Over the Internet we can interview them all in 24
hours without having to leave the office."

Adverts inviting people to register for the fair and submit their CVs have
been posted on European, Japanese and American technology sites and jobs boards
such as Monster.com. Around 150 known candidates have been e-mailed directly.

Franta said 50,000 people visited a trial fair last December, restricted to
the UK, and 300 were registered for interviews.

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Employees who take up the offer will also have free Internet access and a
colour printer.

Employees will also be encouraged to use the technology to check up on the
competition.

The offer is being introduced in America first and will be rolled out
worldwide within 12 months.

The fee will be set at $5 per month.

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