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-- TheLadders Candidate Insights Help Recruiters “Start Closer to the Finish” --


NEW YORK – June 22, 2012 – In preparation for the 64th annual conference hosted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), TheLadders today released new Candidate Insights data, revealing workforce preferences shared by human resource professionals. Of the 236,000 members who responded to 10 questions from TheLadders — the most comprehensive job-matching service for career-driven professionals — more than 14,000 of them specialize in human resources, providing recruiters with unique intelligence about job seekers who perform this job function.

According to TheLadders Candidate Insights, nearly half (42%) of HR professionals prefer to work at large companies with more than 1,000 employees, while only 12% prefer to work at companies with less than 200 employees. In direct contrast, law professionals prefer to work at small companies and avoid companies with more than 1,000 employees. Another notable finding about HR job seekers is that the importance of managing people increases commensurately with their desired annual salary.

“TheLadders helps match the right person with the right job, a fit which corporate size and culture greatly impacts,” said Alex Douzet, Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder of TheLadders. “TheLadders Candidate Insights enable recruiters to ‘start closer to the finish,’ the theme of our SHRM exhibition, providing knowledge about the person behind the resume and saving them both time and effort in their outreach.”

On an ongoing basis, TheLadders compiles data provided by its 5 million members to educate the company about current behavioral trends in the labor market. TheLadders Candidate Insights is an exclusive feature on TheLadders, where job seekers detail their current situation and provide psychographic information to build robust profiles for recruiters and optimize their job matches. All research is original and proprietary.

TheLadders will announce its latest research in Atlanta at the SHRM 2012 Annual Conference & Exposition, the world-class event that attracts more than 13,000 HR professionals from June 24th through June  27th, 2012.

About TheLadders

With more than 5 million members, TheLadders has been committed to finding the right person for the right job since 2003. With a unique suite of personalized products and resume services, this career-focused online service helps job seekers connect with employers and recruiters more effectively and efficiently. Given its heritage as the leader in the $100K+ job search, TheLadders is dedicated to the science behind the job search and optimally positioned to help all career-driven professionals in finding the right jobs. Expanding services to include sub-$100K+ positions allows recruiters and employers more options when looking to hire professionals at other stages of their careers. TheLadders is headquartered in New York with offices in London. For more information, visit TheLadders Blog and Your career is our job.™