The illusion of progress: the Internet does not affect the speed of job search in Russia and other countries

    Consulting company Boston Consulting Group and research organization Recruit Works Institute interviewed more than 13 thousand applicants from 13 countries - Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Great Britain, USA, India, China. These countries are home to 59% of the 3 billion employed people in the world (that is, 1.7 billion). Researchers have figured out how and where people are looking for new jobs in the age of computer technology.

    Analysts have identified several channels for job search: commercial (print media, job search sites on the Internet, non-governmental vocational training programs and private employment services), state (state vocational retraining programs, employment services), direct and referral (alumni communities, family and friends). About 40% of job seekers in the world used only one channel to search for work, and about 25% used two channels.

    According to the survey, 55% of respondents looked for a new job via the Internet, 36% - used print media, 33% - referral channels, 24% sent requests directly to potential employers, 20% involved relevant social services, and another 17% contacted recruitment agencies. permanent staff.

    In Russia, the most popular job search channels are through the Internet (76%) and referral (69%). 40% of respondents used print media, and only 11% contacted recruitment agencies. 23% of applicants contacted the employer directly.

    On average, in 13 countries, about 33% of Internet users consider it the most effective job search channel; referral channels are considered effective by 19% of applicants.

    Direct communication with the employer and the print media consider only 12% and 10% effective, respectively. Social work services found only 5% effective.

    In Russia, the largest number of respondents (48%) consider the Internet to be the most effective job search channel. However, referral channels and an appeal to the employer directly received from the Russians only 9% of the vote, print media - 6%. At the same time, 20% of job seekers in Russia find work with the help of former colleagues. The average job search time in Russia was only 11 weeks. This is less than in four of the seven countries with high GDP growth.

    Least of all time in finding work in India and China - 9 weeks each, and most of all - in Italy (20 weeks) and South Africa (19 weeks). In the USA, the average job search term is 13, in the UK and Canada - 14, in Germany - 13, in France - 17, in Japan - 12.

    As a result of the study, its authors came to the conclusion that “progress in the field of recruiting technologies has led to both an increase and a decrease in the time for finding work. On the one hand, job postings on the Internet allow employers to reach a wide target audience with one click. On the other hand, today applicants can subscribe to new job advertisements and spend more time searching because they only periodically look at vacancies, ”Kommersant reports .

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    Which channel works faster and more efficiently when hiring employees?

    • 3.2% Recruiting Service 2
    • 62.9% Online Ads 39
    • 29% Referral 18
    • 4.8% Own option (write in the comments) 3

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