IDC: Neglected Corporate Employment Web Sites Create Opportunities for eRecruiting and Hosting Service Providers

FRAMINGHAM, MA — DECEMBER 4, 2000 — Aiming to take advantage of many companies' urgent need to post job openings on their own Web sites, erecruiting vendors are now offering Web hosting services. According to IDC, this additional service could hit a bull's eye with many companies struggling to keep their employment Web sites fresh and dynamic in the wake of increasing pressure from the rapid pace of erecruiting.


"If a company is unable to keep job postings up-to-date, contact applicants promptly, and interview interested candidates via its own Web site, qualified job seekers may be scooped up by more savvy recruiters," said Christopher Boone, an analyst with IDC's eRecruiting research program. "As a result, many companies are likely to realize they can benefit by leveraging Web hosting capabilities from outside vendors to create and manage dynamic corporate career Web sites."

According to IDC, erecruiting firms that succeed in the Web hosting market will be those who provide strong development, integration, support, and maintenance capabilities. Additionally, these firms will help their clients demonstrate to management that corporate employment Web sites serve as frontline marketing for the company.

Further, IDC believes that a great potential for cross-promotion exists between hosting services providers and erecruiting vendors as small and midsize businesses begin to outsource their employment Web sites.

Information like the above can be found in IDC's new report Opportunities in Corporate Employment Web Hosting Services (IDC #B22952). This report looks at Web hosting services that erecruiting vendors are offering. The report discusses trends in Web hosting and the elements of hosting solutions offered by erecruiting vendors. IDC also makes recommendations for erecruiting vendors offering these solutions. To purchase the report, contact Jim Nagle at 1-800-343-4952, extension 4549, or at

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