Malawi’s online recruitment site Myjobo.com ditches free services to bolster its revenues

Launched in July 2014 to connect employers to employees in Malawi, Myjobo.com has announced that it’s going fully premium in a move expected to bolster its revenues after several years operating as a free site.

The firm announced it will now charge for online job advertising, vetted staff, CV search and reference checks. Earlier it had launched ValidHire and ValidChecks as premium services for employers.

Kondwani Mwangulube, Founder, Myjobo.com said in a statement, “Myjobo.com is from August 2017 transitioning from a mostly free online recruitment services provider into a social impact Malawian business providing paying job advertising and talent search services to employers looking for fast, modern and cost-effective recruitment services. The paying services include online job advertising, vetted staff, CV search and reference checks.”

Since its launch three years ago, Myjobo.com says it has become a favourite to employers of all magnitudes requiring speedy recruitment processes. Mwangulube says the transition to a premium business model is a reflection of the increasing value that time conscious and busy employers and human resources professionals place on Myjobo.com. Many NGOs and private sector employers have expressed willingness to pay for the services after satisfying results during the pilot phase.

However, jobseekers will continue to access all services for free on Myjobo.com.

“Speed, low cost, flexibility and reach are among the most common factors cited by recruiters when considering online job advertising or recruitment. Employers advertising on Myjobo.com have reported receiving applications within 15 minutes after a position appeared on the website. That shows how effective and trustworthy our job site is,” said Kondwani Mwangulube, Founder of Myjobo.com.

Myjobo.com advertises jobs online and connects employers and job seekers online – reducing time and costs. At the moment,  Myjobo.com has 40,300 registered job seekers, 11,150 jobs advertised since inception, 500,680 unique users accessed Myjobo.com, 329 employers registered and over 3m sessions.

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