The development of the Internet as a medium for online recruiting of IT is set to accelerate following a new alliance between publisher IDG Communications and online recruitment agency, Monster Board.
A joint announcement recently revealed that IDG's Web site (http://www.idg.com.au) would soon host an online job market serviced by Monster Board -- a subsidiary of the world's largest recruiting firm, TMP.
According to Marcelo Silva, national product manager for The Monster Board, there are many advantages for both advertisers and job seekers in the online medium and they apply to the channel as much as they do to any sections of the industry.
"The two main areas where benefits are obtained from online recruiting are in time and costs. The IDG/Monster Board new media recruiting service will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week," said Silva.
In his opinion, this decreases the recruitment cycle and means a position needing to be filled with haste can be advertised immediately and not just the next time an appropriate issue comes out. Once a position has been filled, the advertisement can be removed eliminating unnecessary distraction from late applicants.
"Much more information can be posted allowing recruiters to closely pinpoint the characteristics, prerequisites and experience they want from applicants without running into the high costs associated with display advertising in dailies," Silva said.