04/2010 - New survey reveals that unhappy voters may be swayed by unemployment policy
A survey commissioned by online Job board TipTopjob.com has revealed that unhappy voters may be swayed on employment policies in the forthcoming general election. 75% of jobseekers questioned expressed their dissatisfaction with Labours current actions on unemployment.
The survey, which received over 4000 online votes in record time, also revealed that a massive 69% of jobseekers votes will be influenced by the unemployment policies of the leading parties. Perhaps even more shocking is that a further 68% are unaware of any new policies on unemployment being proposed by the major parties. So it may be apparent that politicians are not as in touch with the vital voters as they would like to think.
Mike Dauncey head of TipTopjob.com commented “It is interesting to find that the majority of British job seekers will vote depending on the employment policy of major parties. The stone cold fact remains that jobseekers now represent a significant proportion of eligible voters, so either the parties acknowledge and address these people or inevitably suffer the consequences.”
Over 1 million job seekers have registered on TipTopJob.com and further results are still being collated as the run in towards the May date fast approaches.
03/2010 - Job numbers rising and TipTopJob reduce single job posting to £99
TipTopJob have reduced the price for a single job posting across their network of sites in the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand from £199 to £99 per job. The drop in price is applicable to all postings for a 30 day period. This comes at a time when, although it has been reported that the recession is officially over, the reality is that the marketplace remains tough. By halving the cost of a single job posting TipTopJob are helping companies who may still be suffering.
There are signs of slow progress however. Trends from the first quarter of 2010 clearly show that jobs advertised have been rising by about 5% each month. A positive sign that companies are starting to pick up their recruitment processes this year.
Mike Dauncey, comments, “The first quarter of 2010 has not been as fast and as easy as we have all expected, but we have noticed an increase in the number of jobs advertised across industry sectors in both the UK and Worldwide. We are piloting the reduction of a single job posting and we hope this attracts people to our site for one off recruitment needs.”
02/2010 - TipTopJob step up their global recruitment model
TipTopJob.com has appointed a new International Business Development Manager to drive and oversee the expansion of the TipTopJob Group network of sites across the globe. The site already boasts over 100,000 jobseekers in the USA and 200,000 IT professionals across Europe alone.
Anil Aphale has come from a very successful ATS background having previously worked at Totaljobs and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the online recruitment industry.
The TipTopJob international model is not only designed for companies who want standard localised recruitment but those who want to advertise a position in one country to attract jobseekers in another. The use of multiple job boards within one centralised account means less hassle, less time and less money. No other job board is able to offer a similar centralised approach to global recruitment.
To expand the international presence, TipTopJob is currently looking for Sales Partners, whether companies or individuals, in various countries around the world to sell their product where there is a substantial commission structure in place.
Mike Dauncey, CEO of the TipTopJob Group comments, “I believe we are in a very competitive position with a strong global offering for clients. Our International traffic is picking up very quickly. We see ourselves as being a global one-stop-shop for recruiters.”
Keith Robinson, CEO of Jobsiteadvisor and has over 30 years in the recruitment industry, comments, “TipTopJob has been clever with the design, development and structure of their technology and are certainly offering something unique in the marketplace. Although it can be seen as similar to other models, TipTopJob do not have to utilise job boards in other countries to advertise their roles as they have the facility to offer this themselves.”
For more information about Sales Partner vacancies and the global TipTopJob offering visit www.tiptopjob.biz.
02/2010 - Employees expected to ‘fake it’ on National Sickie Day
Aptly dubbed National Sickie Day, the first Monday in February is when those winter woes take hold and employees decide they just can’t face another day at the office. This year bosses are bracing themselves once again for a horde of employees calling in sick but are the excuses always genuine or are Brits prone to pulling a sham ‘sickie’?
A survey of over 2500 people by online job board TipTopJob.com revealed that in 2009 almost a quarter of UK employees pulled a fake sickie day, unable to face another dreary day at the office and surprisingly 24% of these slackers were repeat offenders!
This surge in absenteeism is said to be down to a depressing case of the winter blues, but how many of us lie about illness to get a sneaky day off? “With post-Christmas blues, prolonged poor weather and summer seeming a million miles away, people are taking to their beds and it’s not the dreaded flu that’s the cause – an outbreak of the Monday blues is storming the nation,” explains Corinne Hutchinson, Marketing Manager of TipTopJob.com.
Results also revealed that some of the laziest employees come from the North West with over three quarters of them having falsely called in sick to work last year; this is compared to just 16% of those in the North East. Despite recession worries, a shocking 58% of people don’t feel guilty about throwing a fake ‘sickie’ day and were ready to admit to doing so. In Scotland, over half of the guilty culprits have done it on more than one occasion.
01/2010 - TipTopJob Launch NEW Iphone App
TipTopJob have launched the NEW iPhone App to allow jobseekers to search for jobs on their phone. We are very proud to be amongst the leading job boards who are offering this new service to jobseekers in the UK.
The App allows jobseekers to be able to search through all the jobs on the TipTopJob site anytime, anywhere. Jobs can be emailed to the individuals, emailed to friends and stored in the favourites section. Saved searches can be stored into the history and email alerts can be set up from the phone.
The application can be downloaded for free through the iPhone App Store for use on the iPhone and iPod touch.
Mike Dauncey, comments, “To be one of the first job boards to offer this application is a great achievement. We want our site to be accessible to those who may not be in front of a computer, whether they are travelling somewhere, commuting or sitting at home.”
01/2010 - Over Half of UK Workforces Suffer From
The January Office Blues
The festivities are all over, your waistline has expanded and it’s back to work in the coldest and darkest month of the year. Yes that first week back to work in January is officially the most depressing month of the year as a new survey highlights that over 50% of workforces suffer from the January office blues.
The survey of over 1000 people by online job board TipTopJob.com also revealed that a massive 80% of employees will also consider looking for a new job in January as a symptom of the unavoidable January blues.
“January is one of our busiest times of year when we get a sudden influx of both job hunters and employers recruiting for new positions following the Christmas recruitment wind down,” explains Corinne Hutchinson, Marketing Manager of TipTopJob.com. “Thousands of people feel unrest in their jobs in January and use the New Year as a motivating factor to make a positive change and start afresh.”
Over half of the survey respondents did report feeling more positive about the recession recovery in 2010 and the job market as a whole, despite unemployment still at its highest and unlikely to see substantial improvement until 2011.
01/2010 - TipTop Launches Free Job Posting for the
IT Sector on TheITJob.com
TheITJob.com - the specialist online IT job board which forms part of The TipTopJob Group – is now offering completely free job postings for all clients on the site, matching similar offers from its key competitors.
As part of a strategy for early 2010, TheITJob.com has decided to offer recruitment agencies and direct clients the opportunity to road-test the website free of charge for a period of three months.
The benefits of using TheITJob.com means clients receive very targeted and relevant applications from job seekers in the sector as well as a great deal of exposure for advertised positions via the main TipTopJob site. The site has grown over 105% since the beginning of 2009 and now attracts more jobseekers at all levels looking for IT roles.
Mike Dauncey, CEO comments, “We have not been offering free trials for a few years now but it will be interesting to see how this will affect the use of this specialist site. The IT sector now has over 200,000 IT jobseekers registered on the site, so it is our largest industry out of the 35 we cover.”
For press information, please contact: Corinne - coz@TipTopJob.com
or +44 (0)1753 417 350.