#swvi The winning Recruitmentsite in the Netherlands 2009 is:

We had to wait for a week, but here it is, captured from this Dutch blog from Corne Wielemaker, who is the Creative Director at Maximum.
And because some things are awesome, you blog about it.
This is my final posting about the Succesful Recruitment via Internet Conference 2009.

Successful Recruitment 2009

During preparation of Successful Recruitment Seminar, I stumbled up on a little sneak preview of the sites that are in the race to become the best recruitmentsite 2009.


It appears that these are the same websites in the race as there were at the Digital Recruitment Awards in 2007.

Does that mean there is no new successful site out there? OR is it a fake picture???


So what is this picture about, when I asked the photographer about this mobypicture he answered:


That’s all for now… I’ll keep you posted on this event, I will be live blogging from this event on March 12 2009.

RCE day 2, Misunderstandings about the Chinese Talent Market

Ed Barzilay and Yvon Niu Maximum, the first Employer Brand company in China.
Maximum has good online focus in employer branding, also they are very creative.


There is a surplus in the labormarket, No, the right skills are not available.
Also labor rate range is greater e.g. a junior tv post production engineer earns 300 times less than a managing director.
Since 62% of the Chinese population is part of the labor force. (USA 51% and 22% in Japan)
Everybody wants to work, therefor the ads don’t need to be fancy, Google can do likewise and get 6000 applications!

Salary is not the most important thing to switch jobs, it is career opportunities, than salary and culture.
In China the turnover rate in popular industries is more than 20%, Yes some companies even 300%.
More than 10% of the working population in China is actively looking for another job, NO only 7% is actively looking for a job.
Chinese professionals prefer Western managers, Yes as long they are capable of course.
What is more important in China, the job or who you work for… Who you work for.
Accountancy is a male dominated industry in China, No 57% is female
FMCG is the most desirable industry among Chinese talent, No, medical is, than telecom, and telco.
Which industry are you most willing to work in, IT, telco, banking.. They are not loyal to their industry.
“Chinese people desire democracy”, therefor they prefer a democratic corporate culture, NO the corporate culture must professional, stable, harmonious and strict.
Working hard is like second nature for Chinese professionals, the was, workload is acceptable.
Possibility to work part-time, only 3% wanted that… But that will change.

This has been a entertaining presentation, with a lot of “he, that is nice to know when I go out there to search for talent”