40,000 creative candidates at Creativepool

From: Creativepool Ltd
Published: Thu Nov 27 2008

The current financial climate is seeing many companies making cut-backs and when it comes to recruitment, there really are ways to save substantial amounts of money. A recruitment agency will typically take between 15-25% of a salary as commission which, when looking at a salary of £30,000 or more, is quite a cost to burden.

It’s understandable then, that looking to take on new employees at times like this is the last thing on most companies minds. Online jobs boards essentially cut out the middlemen… A jobs board can work with any company directly, meaning a design agency, for example, could search for a particular type of candidate and let the jobs board send matches via email, based on certain criteria.

Creativepool, already the largest jobs board for the creative industries, has just signed up its 40,000th candidate to the site which has confirmed its status as the UK’s first destination for any business looking to hire a creative individual. To mark the occasion, they’re running a prize draw giving away £1500 worth of creative prizes. To find out more about, you can visit creativepool.co.uk/40000. With over 3,000 companies already using the service, it’s clear that there’s more than one way to find that perfect candidate.

Michael Tomes, Director of Creativepool, says: "Trying to find a creative candidate, such as a skilled graphic designer or web designer, used to be a total nightmare. I’d spend hours posting job ads in magazines and then have to go through each application and hundreds of portfolios. With a site like Creativepool, you can find exactly what you’re looking for, in half the time and with savings of 95% on the old recruitment process – it’s changed the way companies look for new staff.

Further information about Creativepool:
Creativepool.co.uk is a specialist online recruitment resource for the UK’s creative sector. We enable employers seeking quality creative talent to find the people they need quickly, simply and cost effectively via our online jobs board, CV search facility and banner advertising. With over 40,000 creative candidates registered already and 1,500 joining every month, Creativepool has the UK’s largest online database of creative candidates. Our creatives upload their CVs and elements from their portfolios giving employers the chance to review their work and experience with the click of a mouse.
KEY STATS: 40,000 registered candidates / 70,000 unique visitors pcm / 3,000 employers

Ross Nichols
Marketing Manager
Creativepool Ltd
London, EC1R 0AT, UK
Tel:020 7014 3339
Mob:07976 935 151
Fax:020 7014 3336
Company: Creativepool Ltd
Contact Name: Ross Nichols
Contact Email: ross@creativepool.co.uk
Contact Phone: 020 7014 3339

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