"This represents stellar growth for the brand," says Marc Privett, Head of the platform. "The online job portal market is highly competitive and Careers24 continues to pull ahead of its competitors. I am very proud of the team and their hard work."
The benefits of the increase in the candidate profile base can already be seen in some of the year-on-year statistics for the platform. In industries such as trades, mining and manufacturing - where there is a national focus - it is encouraging to see a tangible increase in active job applications and not only in the number of positions advertised in those fields. This shows that the new candidates that are regularly signing up to the platform are actively engaged.
In the trade, mining and manufacturing industries there was a 141% increase in job postings year-to-date (YTD) and along with an overall increase for active applications, specifically in the chemical arena, which saw a 24% YTD increase. Another industry which has reaped the benefits of the rapid growth of the candidate profile base was the media realm, with a lofty increase of 83% of active applications on the platform.
Another contributor to the growth of the profile database was the introduction of the Careers24 mobile app. Online recruitment via mobile devices is a definite growing trend and South Africa is showing particular promise with smartphone user growth placed at 27.1% in 2014. The growth of smartphone usage in our market is also expected to be among the fastest in the world - according to eMarketer
. Careers24 integrated this into their growth strategy by developing and successfully rolling out the app in 2013. "This, along with our new and improved graduate section launched earlier this year, has most definitely assisted with the steep increase in quality candidate profiles," says Privett.
"Both of these new product offerings were specifically aimed at the digitally savvy, career focused Millennials. And the developments paid off - the result has been a marked increase in quality profiles," he adds. About Careers24
Established in 2005, Careers24.com is South Africa's leading online career portal, listing thousands of jobs from a vast selection of recruiters and attracting over two million unique jobseekers to the website monthly. Careers24.com forms part of the Naspers Group which owns companies such as DStv, MWEB and Media24. Jobs are therefore distributed across a network of leading sites including News24.com
More than just a recruitment portal, Careers24.com uses innovative tools and easy-to-use functionality to help both recruiters and candidates find the best match.
Find Careers24 at http://www.careers24.com
, on Twitter @careers24jobs
and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Careers24
For more information and to post a job ad, simply email the Careers24 sales office at moc.42sreerac@selas
or call 011 235-1000.