For the Undutchables, the success of our online job fair was a great surprise to us. The shrinking talent pool and struggling economy is putting a host of new pressures on organizations in the Netherlands to find good talented people
Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) August 21, 2008
iCongo Live, the leading provider of virtual online events, job fairs and trade shows, today announced strong results from three well-attended online job fairs recently held with vertical industry clients. The clients include Bayt.com, the largest job board in the Middle East, TOP-Consultant, a leading vertical job board for consulting careers in London (UK) and The Undutchables, a well established recruiting agency in the Netherlands.
During these events, iCongo Live's clients achieved the following concrete results:
- high levels of participation by job candidates;
- high rates of job postings and profiles;
- high rates of applications submitted by job candidates;
- high average time spent by candidates in various online booths; and,
- high brand exposure of employers either through Webinars, online booths or through signage throughout the virtual event exhibition halls.
"We are very proud of the results realized by our job fair clients," said Yves Daoust, executive vice-president at iCongo Live. "iCongo Live's technology delivers real-time interaction between recruiters and job seekers, increases a recruiter's productivity and extends geographical reach--all without the recruiter leaving the office."
iCongo Live's virtual job fair platform enables employers to:
- create, post and update positions within booths or job centers;
- qualifies and ranks applicants on pre-defined employer criteria;
- receives and tracks in real-time resumes and applicants; and,
- interviews candidates using online chat with video.
"We are committed to continually facilitating the process for employers to actively find, interact with, and recruit relevant job seekers; and for job seekers to easily find the newest and most exciting jobs in the Middle East from some of the best employers in the region and further afield," said Bayt.com CEO Rabea Ataya.
Speaking on the outcome of one of the job fair exhibitions, Rick Helliwell, vice president - recruitment, Emirates Group said: "We were delighted with the amount of responses we received from the Virtual Career Fair. During the 5 days of the career fair, we had more than 26,000 visits to our booth and over 9,000 unique career seekers were exposed to our brand and job opportunities."
"For TOP-Consultant, this was a great experience. More than 900 pre-screened candidates visited the 42 exhibitor stands at our first ever Top-Consultant virtual careers fair," said Tony Restell, director & co-founder at TOP Consultant. "At the end of what proved to be a very busy and exciting day, we could see that each stand had been visited by an average of 427 visitors and that our clients were having to deal with what one was calling an "avalanche of CVs." 98% of our employers said they were pleased with their first online job fair".
"For the Undutchables, the success of our online job fair was a great surprise to us. The shrinking talent pool and struggling economy is putting a host of new pressures on organizations in the Netherlands to find good talented people," says Yvonne Van Hest, president. "Virtual job fairs are helping HR professionals overcome recruiting challenges by enabling them to more cost effectively engage qualified job candidates without leaving their desks."
About iCongo Live
iCongo Live is the leading software provider of virtual trade shows and online events management software. Available on a SaaS model (Software-as-a-Service), the platform provides event managers with software tools to easily create and manage Internet-based online events, virtual trade shows and conferences. An emerging marketing and lead generation vehicle, iCongo Live increases revenue creation and improves communication between existing and potential attendees/customers. iCongo Live has powered numerous virtual events associations, enterprises and media outlets. iCongo Live is a division of iCongo, the leading developer of e-business systems and software. For more information, please visit http://www.icongolive.com.
Bayt.com is the #1 job site in the Middle East, offering a complete range of end-to-end employment solutions and career planning tools. Bayt.com is fully functional in both English and Arabic and offers the fastest, easiest, most effective and cost-efficient methods for employers to find quality candidates, and for job seekers to find top jobs, in the Middle East and North Africa.
For more information, please visit http://www.bayt.com.
Top-Consultant.com is Europe's leading careers website for the management consultancy sector, counting 60 of the top 75 consulting organizations as clients in 2007. Founded in 2000, the business was acquired by DMGT in 2005. DMGT is one of the largest and most successful international media companies in the UK and has interests in national newspapers and related digital operations, local media, business and financial information, exhibitions and radio.
For more information, please visit http://www.top-consultant.com
About The Undutchables
Undutchables Recruitment Agency is specialized in helping match well-educated, highly experienced international personnel to all levels of office job vacancies within international companies. As well as the native command of a language other than Dutch, these vacancies require specific professional skills. Since 1996 Undutchables has made thousands of successful placements in the market place. Located in Amsterdam, Amstelveen, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Eindhoven we cover most regions of the Netherlands.
For more information, please visit http://www.undutchables.nl/
Source: iCongo Live
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