ComScore measures consumers’ use of the Internet and judges online properties by the number of unique visitors drawn to each site. It now ranks CareerBuilder as the 25th-most-popular online property--moving up 37 spots on the list, according to comScore. Monster is No. 14, and Yahoo No. 1. ComScore attributes CareerBuilder’s growth to two things: online marketing efforts and relationships with AOL and MSN.
Other sites growing in popularity include Fastweb, a scholarship search site owned by Monster, and EducationDirect, a distance learning site owned by Thomson. Both sites saw double-digit increases in unique visitors.
In other recruiting- and staffing-related news:
- The law firm of Stull, Stull & Brody, with offices in New York and Los Angeles, has announced a class-action lawsuit against 51job. A statement by the firm alleges that "51job failed to disclose the fact that it improperly recognized recruitment advertising revenue in the third quarter of 2004."
- The complaint also alleges that "51job failed to disclose the fact that the drop in late-December advertising suggested that many Chinese firms have adopted a more Western schedule for hiring and, as a result of this market shift, 51job was forced to sharply lower its profit outlook."
- Kelly Services has made an $18 million investment in Tempstaff, the second-largest staffing company in Japan.
Marriott is rapidly staffing its new $110 million, 617-room hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. "If a person comes in today and we feel that they're the ideal candidate … we’re offering them the position right on the spot," Tina Beverly, director of human resources for Louisville Marriott Downtown, tells the Courier-Journal.