Workopolis

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Workopolis
Workopolis logo.com
Type of business Public
Available in English, French
Founded 1999
Headquarters Toronto, Canada
Area served Canada
Owner Toronto Star and Square Victoria Digital Properties
Key people Andrea Ziegler, President
Industry Recruitment
Products Job search engine
Employees 200
Website www.workopolis.com
Alexa rank 10,090 (April 2014)[1]
Registration Optional
Launched 2000 (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 a member of The Network, an alliance of 57 recruitment job boards operating in more than 130 countries.

History[edit]

Formerly globecareers.com, workopolis.com was launched in January 2000, and consistently ranks as one of Canada's top 50 most trafficked websites, and the most popular employment-related site. [2]

Workopolis launched its French version [1] in September 2001. That same year, Workopolis also added online campus recruitment services with the purchase of campusworklink.com in August 2001. In January 2002, campusworklink.com was migrated to Workopolis technology and in May 2002 was rebranded as workopolisCampus.com [2].

In 2005, BackCheck [3] partnered with Workopolis to offer 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 [4] (formerly Brainhunter), a niche job board business is the latest addition (2008) to the Workopolis family which 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. The mobile service is available in two languages: English [5] and French [6].

Workopolis presidents[edit]

Kim Peters (2000-2003)

Patrick Sullivan (2003-2009)

Gabriel Bouchard (2009-2011)

Kelly Dixon (2011-2015)

Andrea Ziegler (2015-Present)

Features[edit]

The purpose of www.workopolis.com is to provide online tools for candidates and employers to connect with each other. Most services are free to job seekers and paid for by employers and advertisers.

This website can be used in a number of ways:

Employers can:

Post job opportunities on the website Access candidate screening tools Reach niche industries through trade and professional associations Find candidates in a database of two million resumes [Candidate Connect] Subscribe to a weekly advice and opinion newsletter for recruiters and employers Build and promote their employer brand online

Candidates can:

Find and apply to job opportunities Create and edit online resumes Create job alerts so they are notified when new jobs are posted Review profiles of companies Subscribe to a weekly career issues newsletter Create job RSS feeds Share job postings with a friend

[edit] Partnerships Workopolis is a Canadian employment search and career planning website owned in partnership by two Canadian media companies, the Toronto Star and Gesca Ltée, the newspaper publishing subsidiary of Power Corporation of Canada. Formerly, The Globe and Mail was a partner in the site through its parent, CTVglobemedia.

Internationally, Workopolis partners with The Network, an alliance of 36 leading recruitment job boards with over 80 offices recruiting in more than 100 countries.

Workopolis is also the exclusive Official Supplier of Online Recruitment Services for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Awards[edit]

49th Estate, 2008

WEDDLE’ Annual User's Choice Awards, 2008, 2014, 2015

Canadian Marketing Awards, 2012, 2013, 2014

Media Innovation Awards Bronze – Radio, 2007

Office de la langue française Award, 2005

Marketing Awards, 2006

Top Privacy Policy Award, 2006

Quintessential Careers Site Award, 2003

Nomination for CareerXroads 2002

Most Promising New Company of the Year Award, Canadian New Media Awards 2001

CASSIE (Canadian Advertising Success Stories), 2001

Gold Medal of the International Broadcasting Awards in Las Vegas, 2001

Silver Award of Merit, Extra Awards of the Canadian Newspaper Association, 2000

Partnerships[edit]

Workopolis is a Canadian job board career planning website owned in partnership by two Canadian media companies, the Toronto Star and Gesca Ltée, the newspaper publishing subsidiary of Power Corporation of Canada. Formerly, The Globe and Mail was a partner in the site through its parent, CTVglobemedia.

Internationally, Workopolis partners with The Network, an alliance of 36 leading recruitment job boards with over 80 offices recruiting in more than 100 countries.

Workopolis is also the exclusive Official Supplier of Online Recruitment Services for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Workopolis.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ comScore Media Metrix

External links[edit]