Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Free Site Promises Simplicity - 08/2000 Launches

Free job site has gone live. The site enables recruiters to post vacancies quickly and easily without having to pre-register or open an account of any sort. This move, by an independent player, follows similar offerings from sites such as Interviewme. Though city analysts doubt the financial validity of the ëfreeí business model in the long term, employers will undoubtedly benefit from a without-charge service.

Paul Gay of recruitment web site specialists Cactusoft who developed the site explained ì is all about simplicity - we wanted to make it as quick and easy as possible for recruiters to add jobs, and for job seekers to search and apply for jobs. To this end, we avoided any requirement for users to pre-register. Recruiters posting jobs are emailed with an activation link that they must click on before the job goes live, thereby confirming that the email address they gave was correct. A recruiterís details will be stored on a cookie so that they will not have to re-key contact details when they post more jobsî.

ìFrom the job seekerís point of view, things are also very simple ñ just find the job you wish to apply for and fill out a very brief form, perhaps including a text version of your CV. We wanted to avoid users having to spend 15 minutes filling in an online CV form especially when one considers that many job seekers will visit at least 2 or 3 job sites in one sessionî.