Press Release December 2006: New Site Helps Job Seekers Navigate the Recruitment Maze

New Site Helps Job Seekers Navigate the Recruitment Maze

December 2006, London - Finding your way around the job market has never been easy. A good recruitment firm can help, but choosing the right one could mean the difference between landing the perfect job and spending months fruitlessly searching. However, unlike just about every other industry, candid feedback on which recruitment firms perform the best is very thin on the ground.

Stepping in to fill that need, is a brand new website, developed by experienced recruitment professionals, to help candidates avoid the underachievers and find the recruiters who are most likely to meet their needs.

The site, launched this week, invites candidates to rate their experiences of recruitment firms and provide feedback - both good and bad. These ratings are then displayed online, giving job seekers a picture of the best recruitment firms - and the ones to avoid.

With over 20 years of experience in senior Human Resources and recruitment roles, site founder, Lisette Howlett believes that providing this information is a natural step, "It seems strange to think that you can rate hotels, CDs, books, and restaurants, but to date there's been no open way for job seekers to rate the recruitment industry? does just that and gives job seekers access to useful information and the real life experiences of past candidates, in a simple and independent format."

Access to information is the guiding principle behind "With the right information, recruiters can improve their services and celebrate their successes and, more importantly, candidates are empowered to find the right recruiters and ultimately the best job for them. With that in mind, we've also created a number of resources and tools that job seekers can use to help kick start their career."

The site is entirely free to use and is currently inviting both current job seekers and past candidates to share their experiences of the recruitment industry. Further information can be found at


About is owned and operated by Web Hires Ltd. . The site and company are headed by experienced HR professional Lisette Howlett. Lisette has over 20 years industry experience with such firms as Zeneca/AstraZeneca and Syngenta. The site, launched at the beginning of January 2007, allows candidates to submit ratings and feedback of their experiences within the recruitment industry as well as providing resources and tools to assist the potential job seeker in finding their ideal post.

Lisette is available for comment on a range of industry subjects including; recruitment and recruitment effectiveness; talent management; recruitment strategy and strategic recruitment; the role of HR and its contribution to business success; the people and organisation side of Mergers and Acquisitions.

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