Title JobCreator International Network and Web Services
Project Number 2009-1-IT1-LEO05-00185
Product JobCreator Web Service
Title JobCreator Web Service
Product Type website
The Job Creator web service is a system designed to inform all stakeholders who are active in the labour market about the innovative services deployed by the JobCreator International Network
This way of working offered new dimensions in training and job search support/recruitment and guarantees maximum flexibility for all the involved network partners. It created new business propositions and reduced long term risks. It also invited governmental organisations as well as commercial business companies to introduce web server technology within their recruitment and training procedures.
The JobCreator Web Service is an interactive virtual platform where job seeker’s data as well as vacancy data are stored and available at all times for both job seekers and employers for the purpose of making their selections. It includes the tool of the Video CV, a short movie in which the job seeker presents himself or herself. The Video CVs are stored allowing the movies to be viewed perfectly from any internet access point, even if it is not broadband. Experience has shown a strong preference of employers to choose from available Video CVs, instead of only from written CVs. Presentations of companies are stored in the system as well, enabling job seekers and VET students to make quality based selections.
The web service is supported by a low cost call centre, serving the interests of job seekers, the employment or reintegration agencies and the vocational education institutes, by launching active matching actions. On behalf of job seekers, employers have been called (especially those who have not subscribed yet to the JobCreator, but with open vacancies) to promote the interest of the job seeker by aiming for an application appointment. The call centre agents called employers who are looking for motivated employees and can make an appointment for a personal interview, this facilitating the matching process.
These employers can get a personal preview of the job searcher through a short live streaming Video CV of the candidate which can be downloaded on the web server. Employers can also contact the candidate by means of a webcam connextion (MSN or Skype), which means that they have the possibility of “speed selection” before inviting a candidate for a personal interview. Employers get busier and busier and like to be serviced in a tailor made way and avoid deceptions of too may interview failures.
In addition to this central interactive online service, the Network members organised specific large scale events together, like regional job market days and (live) speed matching sessions, events they could not organise on their own.
Area of application The product was used for the application and the employment of the services, already provided in the Netherlands, Romania, Spain and Iceland, also to other European Countries in order to improve the job matching procedures. The aim was to implement and enhance the Job Creator Web Service in the European labor market and experiment this business model for connecting the work force with the demand of employers.
Product Languages English