Web recruitment on the up

The
number of employers using the web to hire secretarial and administrative staff
increased by more than a third in the last 12 months.

A
survey of 34 major UK organisations shows that 62 per cent of companies
advertised jobs online in 2002, compared to 38 per cent last year.

The
research by consultancy Mercer also finds that 90 per cent of employers using
internet recruitment believe it is an effective medium.

The
other most popular methods of attracting secretaries and administrators are
temporary to permanent hires (95 per cent) and through employee referrals (79
per cent).

The
findings reveal that just under half (49 per cent) of firms now operate
flexible working policies, such as school term-time only hours, compared to
just 21 per cent five years ago. A further 79 per cent are flexible about daily
working hours and 65 per cent believe this helps retain staff.

By Ross Wigham

www.mercer.com

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