By Javier el 2 April 2008
Germany, Italy, France, Japan, UK and Mexico are the countries where the training portal of Grupo Intercom already has a presence.
As we have seen before with Softonic, the growth strategy of the main sites of GI is to expand internationally opening local versions of their portals.
In the case of Emagister, what draws my attention is the difference in the design of the different sites in these countries, something that shows us that we are not looking at mere copies of the original and also that some of these portals have their own office in that country. At least that is my observation in Italy, France and Mexico. A long time ago, I was told that GI had opened an office in Madrid. So are they now also opening up offices in other countries?
By Javier el 7 February 2008
Jobilus is a new jobs portal in which the novelty is that the company that publishes the offer must extend a reward that pays the person who recommends the successful candidate.
We had already seen this system of cash compensation for recommending candidates in the English site Zubka. I’m not aware if this system is really working and serving its purpose in the employment market.
The reality is that it’s becoming ever more complicated to find specialized professionals in some sectors, and so it seems logical to me that services such as this are coming up and going beyond what exists today in the jobs sector on the internet.
The success of Jobilus will depend a lot on the work and effort they invest in to take this to the connectors or highly networked people who will be the ones to make recommendations of the profiles being searched by the companies. For an independent site, this could be quite difficult, but I can imagine that it could make a lot of sense within already established communities like the social networks Facebook or Xing.
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