Corporate Online Recruiting Hot

April 8, 2002 ( - Health care continues to be the sector in which Global 500 corporations rely the most on Web sites as a recruiting tool with 100% of health care firms surveyed doing so.

The survey, by HR consulting firm iLogos Research, also found that manufacturing companies are still flocking to the Internet to find new workers, with 98% checking career Web sites.

The practice is spreading widely among high-tech firms with 95% using job Web sites, up 6% from last year. Meanwhile 92% of firms in the consumer sector said they used career Internet sites, up 5%, while 92% of transportation firms browsed the Web for new hires – down 4% from 2001.

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In other results:

  • 91% of companies in the wholesale sector did Web recruiting, an increase of 9%
  • compared to 88% of companies involved in natural resources sector, an increase of 5%, and
  • 87% of financial services firms, up 5%

iLogos Research officials said the gap is narrowing between the North American-based Global 500 companies using online recruiting and those in the European and Asia-Pacific regions, with 5% separating the lowest, Asia Pacific, from the highest, North America.

North American Global 500 companies using corporate Web sites for recruiting in 2002 represent 95% of North American-based companies, compared to 93% in 2001 and 92% in 2000.

The list of Global 500 companies is from Fortune Magazine and represents the largest companies in the world based on gross revenue, iLogos Research said.