London's IT job Market Doubles During First Quarter of 2012
LONDON, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The number of web developer jobs in London and the south-east has doubled in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period last year, according to EmptyLemon Head of Operations Phil O'Grady.
During the first quarter of 2012, and in a tough economic climate, EmptyLemon has experienced a marked rise in the number of employers utilising its services as a one of the UK's first employer direct IT jobs boards. Part of the reason for its success in this competitive arena is EmptyLemon's innovative approach to advertising and filling many of the best IT jobs in the UK.
Unlike recruitment agencies, which simply select a group of candidates for a specific role, EmptyLemon is an IT jobs board that advertises employer jobs only, meaning only employers can look at candidates' CVs. This cuts out the middle man, allowing new employees to find work more quickly and companies to hire vital new staff more efficiently.
The benefits of such a method are manifold to both the potential employee and employer. The employer saves a great deal of time and money using the EmptyLemon IT jobs board and is not bombarded by repeated sales calls from recruitment agencies. For the employee, they get to deal directly with the people who will offer them a job, improving their prospects, while they can also gain more feedback about their application.
Further, the jobseeker knows exactly what they're applying for. By contrast, with a recruitment agency an applicant is often contacted further down the line about an entirely different position.
It is not solely EmptyLemon's approach to the IT jobs market that has seen it experience rapid growth in 2012; the jobs board has also shown a great understanding of the frustration many employed in the IT sector felt with recruitment agencies. Its 'Elemonator' game may be a tongue-in-cheek attempt to raise the company's profile by dunking a collection of cartoon recruitment agents into a vat of crocodile-infested custard, but it demonstrates the level of frustration many job seekers and HR managers have felt within the IT sector when using recruitment agencies in the past.
EmptyLemon's new approach to advertising and filling IT positions has put it one step ahead of the IT job agencies London and the south-east have to offer. So successful has the company's jobs board been in the UK that EmptyLemon is now expanding into growing IT jobs market sectors in Ireland during 2012.
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