The largest online recruitment platform in Romania, eJobs, wrapped up 2017 with a turnover of almost €8.1 million - an uptick of 38% from 2016. It's a sign that the company is improving on its leading spot, not to mention having reached a market share of 51%.
At the same time last year there were also developments regarding the number of active candidates on the platform, but also the number of registered companies and job advertisements posted on a daily basis. Thus, at this time, eJobs Romania has a base of 3.8 million candidates, 200,000 registered companies and more than 38,000 jobs available throughout the country.
"The main engine of growth in 2017 was, of course, recruitment. In a general market context where the fight for good candidates is more fierce than ever, the biggest stake is attracting and activating them, regardless of the level of training or experience they have, because the employers' need is huge on all segments. These activities were added to those related, such as the employer branding services we offer to our clients and which are now integrated into a stand-alone, revenue-generating division," said Bogdan Badea, eJobs CEO Romania.
For the year 2018, a 35% increase in turnover is projected, to almost 11 million euros, and implicitly, the corresponding market share. In addition, this year, a series of special projects will be launched, which will capitalize on those areas with a potentially increasing potential.
At the level of last year, the online recruitment market reached nearly 16 million euros, 3 million more than in 2016.
"The experience we have and the research we have done internally have shown us that there are huge market opportunities and needs that are still insufficiently covered. That is why, in less than a month, we will launch two new services for young people without experience, looking for the first job, on the one hand, but also for those who seem to have problems entering the labor market, but for which there is a great demand from employers. I refer here to those in the blue collar category, less digitized, less familiar with all the dynamics of recruitment at the moment and needing direct support and advice, including by phone. For them, we will provide a short number, which will be answered by well-advised people to advise them and guide them step by step. These are just two of the key projects of 2018," Badea added.
Edited by K. Fanning