Equally as important, they haven't been selected by a panel of pundits, but by the working men and women who use those sites to find jobs and hire new employees.
Stamford, CT (PRWEB) February 8, 2008
WEDDLE's, the largest publisher of print guides to job boards, announced the winners of its 2008 User's Choice Awards. These awards are the only recognition in the $6+ billion global online employment services industry where actual users-job seekers, employers and recruiters-get to pick the winners. The 2008 Awards are sponsored by Bernard Hodes Group (http://www.hodes.com), a leading provider of integrated talent solutions.
"In today's challenging job market, it's important to know the All Stars of the job board community. That's what these 2008 User's Choice Awards winners represent," said WEDDLE's Publisher Peter Weddle. "Equally as important, they haven't been selected by a panel of pundits, but by the working men and women who use those sites to find jobs and hire new employees."
There are now over 40,000 employment-related sites operating in the U.S. alone and an equal number operating elsewhere around the world. They include stand alone enterprises and sites affiliated with newspapers and trade publications, professional associations and societies, college and trade school alumni organizations, radio and television stations, and a wide array of affinity groups. Like the Zagat restaurant guides, WEDDLE's publications and its annual User's Choice Awards help consumers make smart selections among all of those options.
Each year, the public is invited to visit the WEDDLE's Web-site and cast their ballots for their favorite job boards. The thirty sites with the most votes at the end of the year are declared the User's Choice Award winners. While clearly not a scientific survey, the poll does reflect the intensity of support sites enjoy among job seekers, employers and recruiters alike. A person has to take the time and make the effort to participate in the balloting, so those that do feel strongly about the sites they select.
One-third of the 2008 winners are general purpose job boards that serve a broad cross-section of professions, crafts, trades, industries and locations. The remaining two-thirds are niche sites that specialize in a specific industry, career field or geographic location. Five of the niche sites focus on the healthcare, biotech and pharmaceutical industries; three specialize in serving executives and senor level managers, and two focus on the IT field. Among the other winning niche sites were those that specialize in finance, entry level positions, hospitality, logistics, Hispanic professionals, veterans and the staffing industry. All of the sites were U.S. based except Workopolis which serves the Canadian market.
The 2008 User's Choice Award winners are:
Absolutely Health Care
About WEDDLE's LLC:
Since 1996, WEDDLE's (http://www.weddles.com) has conducted ground-breaking research among both recruiters and job seekers on the Web. Its findings are widely regarded for their analytical rigor and often cited when identifying the Best Practices in online recruitment and job search. WEDDLE's research has often been reported in the media, both in the United States and around the world. In addition, WEDDLE's is the largest print publisher of guides to the 80,000+ employment-related sites currently operating on the Internet. The American Staffing Association has called WEDDLE's Publisher Peter Weddle, the "Zagat of the online employment industry."
About Bernard Hodes Group:
Bernard Hodes Group is a leading fully integrated talent solutions provider, Bernard Hodes Group (http://www.hodes.com) offers solutions that often combine multiple service offerings from the Company's core competency areas: Recruitment Marketing; Sourcing/Response Management; Hiring Process Re-engineering; and Staffing Technology (see http://www.hodesiQ.com). All solutions are developed and measured within the company's 360-degree process methodology. The company is headquartered in New York, with over 80 offices and affiliates around the globe. Bernard Hodes Group is a part of Omnicom Group, Inc., (NYSE - OMC) (http://www.omnicomgroup.com). Omnicom is a leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, interactive, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries. Bernard Hodes Group serves thousands of clients in virtually every industry, helping them to attract and retain talented workers in every skill set.
For WEDDLE's LLC
peter @ weddles.com
For Bernard Hodes Group
shavel @ hodes.com
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