Workopolis

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Workopolis
Workopolis logo.com
Type Public
Founded 1999
Headquarters Toronto, Canada
Area served Canada
Key people Kelly Dixon, President
Industry Recruitment
Products Job search engine
Owner Toronto Star and Square Victoria Digital Properties
Employees 200
Website www.workopolis.com
Alexa rank positive decrease 10,090 (April 2014)[1]
Type of site Job search engine
Registration Optional
Available in English, French
Launched 2000
Current status Active

Workopolis is a Canadian website offering online career solutions: allowing employers to post jobs and candidates to post resumes in order to connect online. Workopolis also offers career management tools and advice and draws an audience of roughly three million visitors a month. Headquartered in Toronto, Workopolis has offices in eight Canadian cities, including Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver and provides its services in both English and French.

Founded in 2000, Workopolis is Canada's largest and most trafficked career website.

Workopolis is a member of The Network, an alliance of 36 recruitment job boards operating in more than 100 countries.


History[edit]

Formerly globecareers.com, workopolis.com was launched in January 2000. A French version followed in September 2001, and the online campus recruitment site campusworklink.com was acquired in August 2001. In January 2002, campusworklink.com was migrated to Workopolis technology and in May 2002 was rebranded as workopolisCampus.com. The invented name "workopolis," was coined by then technology specialist Jim Bachalo at Toronto advertising agency Ranscombe & Co. Such was the concern about missed website visits due to misspelling of the name, that workopolis was registered as a URL under the correct spelling and some 50 possible misspellings.

In 2005, BackCheck and Workopolis offered employers a background checking service that includes criminal background checks, employment reference checks and education verifications.

Workopolis launched Workpolis TV in partnership with Business News Network in 2006.

The Workopolis NicheNetwork (formerly Brainhunter), a niche job board business, was added in 2008 to Workopolis, which already includes WorkopolisCampus, CorporateWorks, and Workopolis.com.

A mobile version of the site was launched in November 2008 which gives access to a reduced feature set over a mobile phone.

Concerns[edit]

Recent social media trends have seen Workopolis loose ground to free resume sites such as LinkedIn. The use of social media by recruiters to reach candidates is at an all-time high. Results show that 92 per cent of respondents are using or planning to use social media in 2012, up almost 10 per cent from the 83 per cent using social recruiting in 2010.[2]

A job posting test conducted by Stafflink over a 30 day period concluded that candidates obtained through Monster, Workopolis' largest competitor, were of a higher quality than Workopolis.[3]


Workopolis Presidents[edit]

Kelly Dixon (2011-Present)
Gabriel Bouchard (2009-2011)
Patrick Sullivan (2003-2009)
Kim Peters (2000-2003)

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