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Workopolis Targets B2B Market

[Toronto, CANADA] Workopolis, producer of Canada's biggest job site and provider of e-cruiting solutions, has expanded its business-to-business services.

Under the banner of Workopolis E-cruiting Solutions, it is introducing a variety of new applications and products to help large and small Canadian companies take full advantage of the potential of Internet recruiting.

"Workopolis.com has accomplished its initial goal of providing by far the greatest audience of any Canadian job site," said Kim Peters, Workopolis president.

"Today, we are announcing that the ScreeningRoom, home to our first proprietary applicant tracking and candidate management tool, will be included in all our online job postings."

Workopolis will be introducing more e-cruiting solutions, including additional ScreeningRoom tools over the next few months as part of a strategy to provide complete end-to-end recruitment solutions for its customers.

ScreeningRoom is the latest service produced by operating partner Globe Interactive's in-house, 25-person development team. This team, under the direction of workopolis.com, has been transforming the Canadian recruiting sector since the launch of workopolis.com in January of this year.

"To e-cruit most successfully you have to cast your net wide and use tools to screen and manage the results," said Peters.

"The role of workopolis.com and Workopolis E-cruiting Solutions is to help companies and individuals make the Internet work for them. Since our launch eight months ago, approximately 12,500 companies have posted jobs, and each month almost a half a million different people view those jobs."

Forrester Research predicts that by 2003, 100 percent of companies will be recruiting online.

A 2000 study by iLogos states that by 2001, more than 90 percent of the Global 500 will recruit on their corporate Web sites to some extent; all will do so by 2002.

Workopolis is one of Canada's most visted sites.

See: Study: sympatico.ca Top Canadian Site, July 28, 2000.