HelloWork, the No. 3 recruitment marketplace business in France by total monthly visits, has reported €51 million ($62 million U.S.) in orders and over 192 million cumulative visits across its various sites. The figure for orders remains steady compared to 2019, which was at €51.6 million whereas the number of cumulative visits declared is an increase of 24% in comparison to 2019.
All the group’s services generated more than 20 million candidate-recruiter and candidate-learning centre/school connections in 2020 (+18% over 2019), on behalf of its 11,000 clients and enabled more than 50,000 recruitment operations per month thanks to its employment platforms. HelloWork counts between 4 and 5 million visitors across it sites, led by the site Regionsjob.com and is a top three player in the recruitment sector in France.
“The year 2020 was the most complicated to manage but it is also the year of which we are most proud: the team knew how to react and responded constantly to adapt to the new context. The mix in our businesses validates HelloWork’s diversification strategy, which was initiated ten years ago,” said Jérôme Armbruster, chairman of the HelloWork group. “We want to accelerate further in EdTech by focusing on 20% growth over the year. On the employment side, this will depend in part on the speed of the economic recovery in 2021. On the HRTech side, we have invested a lot in recent years and this will continue. We are counting on double-digit growth in 2021.”
Despite the pandemic and economic crisis, the group state that certain sectors showed strong growth; 45% in education technology and 15% in HR Tech. EdTech orders accounted for over €10 million through the sites Diplomeo and MaFormation. According to HelloWork, 500,000 people wanted to take learning courses after using their services.
The HR Tech side of things reported figures of over €4 million with over 3 million candidates having used the group’s solutions (SmartForum, CVCatcher and Holeest) during the year.
During the year, the group also launched RegionsJobInterim, a platform dedicated to temporary employment as well as SmartForum and continued to diversify with the acquisition of tagEmploi, which develops web and mobile applications dedicated to local authorities. tagEmploi was merged into the local authorities business of Jobijoba. On top of that they created HelloCV in November, a free online CV creator.
“We are coming out of this year of 2020 strengthened, with investment capacities intact, ultra-mobilised teams and positive results. Regarding our employment businesses, we will soon be offering our customers who so wish the ability to mix the best of our programmatic technologies (via Holeest) with the best of our inventories. This will lead to the launch of a new offer based on a 100% performance model. We are consolidating our status as the French digital leader in job search and learning, against international players who are heavyweights, and we will remain on the offensive over the years to come”, added François Leverger, CEO of HelloWork.