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Job boards still No. 1 for hiring in U.K.

Job boards still No. 1 for hiring in U.K.

Evenbase's latest quarterly review of the U.K. recruiter market shows that job boards remain the means of choice for companies looking to hire, with a 6 percent drop in the use of agencies to find staff, a result which Evenbase attributes to HR departments aiming to m


Rightmove registers 20 percent traffic increase

Rightmove registers 20 percent traffic increase

U.K. property market leader Rightmove has published its Interim Management Statement for Jan. 1 to May 9 and the figures are looking good with a 20 percent traffic increase over the same period in 2011. The company enjoyed a record month in January with over a billion page impressions. Rightmove also notes that access via mobile apps "has been of particular note, in terms of rate of growth", but d


Zoopla buys UpMyStreet

Zoopla buys UpMyStreet

Zoopla has just turned another page in the history of British property portals with the acquisition of UpMyStreet - one of the earliest property sites in the country. UpMyStreet dates back to 1998 and survived the original dotcom boom before running into financial troubles in 2003.  It was sold to uSwitch which was in turn bought by EW Scripps and then passed on to the Forward Internet group in 2


U.K. recruiters most likely to post on social networks

U.K. recruiters most likely to post on social networks

According to recruitment software provider Bullhorn British recruiters are world leaders when it comes to adopting social networks. A survey of 65,000 users showed that 87 per cent of U.K. recruiters post their jobs on LinkedIn, a whisker ahead of the 86 per cent of their Canadian counterparts. 85 per cent of Australians and 84 per cent of Ame


U.K. online job postings up 9 per cent

U.K. online job postings up 9 per cent

The latest Reed Job Index, a benchmark of U.K. recruitment activity shows that Q1 job postings are up 9 per cent year on year with particular growth in construction, engineering, IT, motoring, and purchasing.  Indeed compared to the first Reed Job Index back in 2009 total demand for new staff has risen by 42 per cent. In a statement accompanying the news Martin Warnes, managing director of reed.c



U.K. online advertising to hit £5 billion this year

With a 14.4 percent year-on-year growth rate (the largest since 2007), the U.K. spent £4.78 billion ($6.2 billion U.S.) on online advertising in 2011 and looks set to reach the £5-billion mark in 2012. This was partly due to the explosive take up of mobile and tablet advertising, which saw 157 percent growth to £203 million last year, and the rise of Facebook advertising, estimated to account for


Reed Job Index shows two-year high in new U.K. jobs

Reed Job Index shows two-year high in new U.K. jobs

Leading U.K. recruiter Reed has released figures for its Job Index showing that despite difficult times job opportunities in the country rose 9 percent year-on-year in January reaching a two-year high. Twenty of the 34 sectors analyzed showed month-on-month increases and salaries are back to the level of two years ago. It see


Adzuna raises £500k in second-round funding

Adzuna raises £500k in second-round funding

Adzuna, launched in July 2011 (read here) with the ambitious goal of becoming the world's leading search engine for job classifieds (and eventually cars and real estate), got another capital injection. The money will "help us towards that vision", said co-founder Doug Monro.

Rappers, voters and stickers – the U.K. market gets marketing

Rappers, voters and stickers – the U.K. market gets marketing

It may be the holiday season but for the U.K.'s classified portals this time of year is a frenzy of marketing efforts. The year's T.V. campaigns have already started airing with Rightmove's ‘Britain Moves At Rightmove’ ads showing during peak Christmas viewing periods. Reed.co.uk is relaunching its 'Love Mondays' message and aiming to create a pre-airing buzz by announcing six different candidates



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