eQuest-Big Data for HR Insights - Recruiting in China

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eQuest's Big Data for HR team recently performed a study of China's top career sites to determine certain trends in how candidates respond to job listings as well as other interesting facts.

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eQuest-Big Data for HR Insights - Recruiting in China

  1. 1. 4/11/13 eQuest | Big Data for HR Insights Recruiting in China – A Quick View eQuest’s Big Data for HR team recently performed a study of China’s top career sites to determine certain trends in how candidates respond to job listings as well other interesting facts. Here are some of the results of the study: Study #1: Most Utilized Job Boards 51Job, Zhaopin, VeryEast, ChinaHR, and 61HR_CN For corporations inside and outside China posting open positions in APAC – these five job boards led the pack for sheer volume of job postings (see Chart #1). Study #2 Of the top 5 job boards (51Job, Zhaopin, VeryEast, ChinaHR, and 61HR_CN) we reviewed their effectiveness by way of candidates responding and applying to open requisitions during the same time period (see Chart #2). Study #3: The Best and Worst Response Times by Job Class We also looked at the types of job classifications that candidates responded to almost immediately from the time they were published – to job postings that took several weeks to get a first candidate to respond. This particular study took into account ALL career sites in and around China. Candidates responded to the following job classifications within 5 minutes of posting: Management Analysis Sales Healthcare Support Financial Specialistswww.equest.com/products-services/big-data-for-hr-insights/ 1/2
  2. 2. 4/11/13 eQuest | Big Data for HR Insights Engineering Business and Financial Operations Office Support Advertising and Marketing Job Classifications that took over 14 days to get a first response: Operations Manager Food Service Retail Sales Housekeeping Supervisors Study #4: Other Observations Found Outside Job Boards – Rounding Out Recruitment Advertising In China, the micro-blogging site Weibo was the most effective for companies that wanted to capture the attention of candidates during commute hours, lunch breaks and evenings. Companies also had hiring success utilizing professional internet forums and specialty networks. Where are Sales candidates hanging out? Social media, of course. Recruiters reported it is one of the most effective places to engage sales professionals. This release is the second in a series of reports eQuest will be publishing as part of its Big Data for HR.www.equest.com/products-services/big-data-for-hr-insights/ 2/2

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