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Website 'Clicks' With Job Seekers

15 November 2004

Website 'Clicks' With Job Seekers

Online recruiting is where it's at, according to the recruitment division of New Zealand's largest travel retailer and employer.

Since Flight Centre (NZ) Limited launched a website, www.careers.flightcentrelimited.co.nz, dedicated to career opportunities within the company, the company has seen a significant increase in the number of applications from prospective employees.

Recruitment manager Richard Clowes said since the site was launched in August, it has had an increasing number of hits, with the proportion of applicants finding vacancies online far outstripping those who find them from other sources.

"For us at least, it is clear that many of our prospective employees are increasingly web-savvy," he said.

"While print and other areas of advertising will always be important to us, we are having increasing success with our website and other online recruitment sits, so it is the ideal complement to all our vacancy advertising . "

Mr Clowes said the company has for some time preferred applicants apply for jobs via email, but the source of enquiry has tended to be fairly even between print and online.

"What we're finding now is that our own website and other recruitment websites are now our largest source of applicants," he said.

"Launching the website has also helped us capture the overseas Kiwi market who are looking at returning home."

"Advertising our website is proving highly effective and it clearly a quicker and more efficient method of applying for jobs."

The website has also attracted a number of higher calibre applicants, for more senior roles, he said.

"Being such a large organisation, we don't just recruit for travel consultants but for a range of more senior roles such as in finance, marketing and corporate travel. The website has given us a broader reach in which to attract some very good candidates."

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