Web Sites Create Global Work Force

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2003-05-12 Print this article Print

Use of careers Web sites for recruiting is now nearly ubiquitous among the Global 500.

Use of careers Web sites for recruiting is now nearly ubiquitous among the Global 500, pointing to the creation of a truly global work force, according to a new report from iLogos Research.

The report, "Global 500 Website Recruiting 2003 Survey," found that 94 percent of the worlds largest companies are recruiting online, up 3 percentage points over year-ago findings. Of that group, 96 percent of North America-based companies have corporate careers Web sites, compared with 94 percent of European companies and 96 percent of large companies in the Asia-Pacific region.

Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for eWEEK.com and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on eWEEK.com, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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