E-Cruiter.com Swimming with Sharks

[Ottawa, ONTARIO] E-Cruiter.com Inc., which provides Web-based hiring management systems, has just announced a new posting arrangement with JobShark.com, MoreTechJobs.com and MarketingJobs.com. Over the next few weeks, the company’s clients will begin posting job openings to all three of these job sites.

E-Cruiter is an Ottawa-based provider of Web-based hiring management systems, enabling companies to better manage their recruitment and hiring processes. This is accomplished by turning corporate Web sites into hubs for all recruiting functions, including the posting of jobs to external career sites and Intranet career site and agency suppliers, and provision of local and job-specific job boards and news groups.

E-Cruiter.com’s clients include The Toronto Stock Exchange, York Region District School Board, Compaq Canada, KPMG Canada, Bell Canada and The Home Depot Canada, Dell Computer Corporation (Canada), SAS Institute Canada Inc., and Sony Music Canada.

Jobshark.com is an online recruitment site that boasts a database of over 420,000 job seekers in Canada, 600,000 worldwide. Registered job seekers are e-mailed job postings that match their career aspirations.

MoreTechJobs.com matches up high-tech workers with technology companies by scanning registered employers’ Web sites and hyperlinks these to job postings.

MarketingJobs.com is a U.S.-based Web job search firm that matches up job candidates with employers in sales, marketing and advertising firms.

E-Cruiter.com, which went public one year ago, signed an agreement with netPCSNetworks last September that allows its corporate clients to use Web consoles telephones, and wireless devices to connect with job candidates in real time. This marked the first time companies were able to contact job candidates as soon as they entered the company’s career site.

iLogos Research in Ottawa reported that, as of last January, 1998, 17 percent of Fortune Global 500 companies were using the Web for recruiting new employees. That figure jumped to 45 percent in 1999, according to Forrester Research of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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