December 2015: Indeed

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Pictured are An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and Chris Hyams, president, Indeed

The recruitment website recently announced 300 new employees at its Dublin headquarters, as well as removing limits on the amount of holiday time for staff.

Indeed opened its first Dublin office in March 2012 and currently has a team of over 230 employees.

The company has sites in more than 50 countries and in 28 languages and every month over 180 million jobseekers find and apply for jobs on Indeed.com.

In Ireland, Indeed has over 800,000 unique visitors each month, with an increase in traffic of 40% in the past 12 months as the economy improves and the site gains in popularity.

In November, the company announced expansion plans for its Dublin-based headquarters for EMEA, adding 300 new employees over the next two years in sales, client services, business development, marketing, finance and operations.

Speaking at the jobs announcement, Chris Hyams, president of Indeed.com, said: “The announcement demonstrates Indeed’s long term commitment to Ireland and our confidence, both in the strengthening Irish economy and in the deep pool of talent that Ireland offers. When we opened our Irish office in 2012 we had ambitious growth plans for Indeed and Ireland has played an integral role in our international expansion.”

He continued: “We now have 230 employees, representing 18 nationalities in our Dublin office serving job seekers and employers all over the word. We plan to more than double the size of our Irish team by 2017 to continue to expand globally, find better ways to match candidates with employers, and make it easier for people to get jobs.”

SIMPLICITY AND BENEFITS 

The internet has had a major influence on the jobs market, changing the parameters for recruitment strategies and consumer expectations with regard to the job search experience.

The Indeed interface is a simple one with just two boxes: ‘what’ (type of job) and ‘where’ (location). Through the website, companies can target specific job descriptions at the right candidates by including terms relating to the main aspects of the job.

Earlier this year, the company decided to remove limits on the amount of holiday time its 230 Irish employees can take each year in the hope it will boost creativity and productivity. From January 1st 2016, the company moved to open vacation arrangements to better allow employees take time off when they need it.

In late 2015, the jobs site also set up ‘labs’ to experiment with various advertising concepts and formats, testing them to see which are the most efficient. The Marketing Campaign Lab plans to have some 50 experiments up and running by the end of March.

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