BlogTuesday 18th February 2014
We well remember our excitement just 3 years ago this weekend when the new online version of SpaStaff.com was launched at The Professional Spa and Wellness Convention in London – with just a few hundred CVs on our database.
Three years down the line we have over 7,500 registered job seekers and employers from 52 countries currently advertising vacancies on our jobs board. The 34,000 visitors to our website in our second year rocketed to 125,000 in year three! This has been achieved just by word of mouth from satisfied job seekers and employers – no advertising - and we also notice our raised ranking by Google to the first page of results.
One key to our success is that employers are not asked to part with any money until they can see we have exactly what they want – and then their cost is minimal compared to advertising and agency fees. Our great variety of CVs has quality as the common factor, (only around half get approved and released into the system), and the consistent format makes it easy for employers to compare and contrast.
From the job seeker’s point of view it is very clear that we are the safest place to post a CV online. There is an increasing problem of bogus employers picking CVs from free websites, interviewing via Skype and then offering fake jobs with the promise of free flights and accommodation. After accepting the position the job seeker is asked for a small sum (around €200) towards the cost of their visa – only to find the ‘employer’ vanishes with their money! SpaStaff is a free service for job seekers, but the small fee we charge employers appears to stop the bogus variety abusing the system to obtain the contact details of our job seekers. And we continue to check, as far as we can, that our employers and their job ads are all genuine.
We have received some wonderful emails and testimonials from happy job seekers and impressed employers. So as our 3rd anniversary approaches we would like to thank all those who have taken the leap of faith and trusted this new approach to online self-service recruitment – discovering we really are human behind the scenes and ready to help!Contact Us