Online Retailers Complained to FAS About Tariffs of HeadHunter, Russia's Largest Online Recruitment Company

Online Retailers Complained to FAS About Tariffs of HeadHunter, Russia's Largest Online Recruitment Company
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The largest Russian marketplaces have complained to FAS about the HeadHunter recruiting service because of increased prices for job postings.

"Kommersant” has reviewed the complaint of the Association of Internet Trade Companies (AKIT; includes Wildberries, Ozon, Yandex.Market and others) filed with FAS, on October 19, regarding the pricing policy of HeadHunter. The complaint is currently under review, the FAS explained.

Online retailers asked the antimonopoly service to check the site for abuse of its position and warned that the increased cost of hiring staff threatens to raise product prices.

According to AKIT, since March 2020, HeadHunter has raised the cost of publishing a vacancy at a standard rate in a package of 1,000 ads from 85 rubles, to 340 rubles per unit. Several other services also went up several times in price, according to the complaint.

As the newspaper indicates, referring to the AKIT, more than 350 thousand companies are clients of HeadHunter and its database contains over 50 million resumes. So HeadHunter could influence the pricing of its market.

According to experts, the service can still prove that the cost of services was not monopolistically high and HeadHunter did not take advantage of its market position. It is also possible that the Federal Antimonopoly Service will need to analyze the market of online job search services.

Source: Kommersant



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