Ghana’s HR industry is at the crossroads of a new dawn – Digital Recruitment – and what most HR Practitioners will acknowledge is that the way companies locate and attract top talent has changed dramatically in recent years.
The days of handing out resumes in person are all but over. The process of collecting and analysing job applications has moved in a completely digital direction, and in Ghana this is being championed by companies like Tonaton.com which outdoored a new jobs portal at the recent HR Focus Conference and Awards.
“Twenty years ago, the resume was a piece of paper,” said Mabel Adu, CEO of Beauty and Health services provider Aloette Africa.
“Now, it’s a collection of all [candidate] data that can be found online. This helps employers to assess whether a person will fit the role specified for the job,” adds Mabel Adu, whose company recruits through the Tonaton jobs portal.
The new Tonaton.com jobs portal, which was introduced to participants at the Conference, has an improved user experience and comes with an updated interface enriched with tools and resources which will delight both employers and jobseekers.
The new portal – Tonaton.com/Jobs – is embedded with features that highlight the following:
A better summary view for the employer dashboard
The summary view now provides details on total and shortlisted applicants, and provides employers with the option to view ‘All, Active, and Expired’ jobs. It also has an updated design for improved display of important dates.
Actions and Buckets on the job applicants view
Employers can now shortlist and reject profiles to move them into the respective buckets to make progress on hiring for a position. The buckets for Inbox and Shortlist show the count of candidates in each of them.
Bulk actions are supported on the Job applicants view
Users can now bulk shortlist and reject profiles to become more productive. With enhanced Filter and Search features, productivity of the employer dashboard has been optimised.
Tonaton.com has also introduced a new concept of candidate profile. There are going to be hundreds of thousands of candidate-profiles in no time – as every applicant who applies for a job on our platform will have a candidate profile.
These profiles are not seen by users as they are obviously private to the individual candidate. Only when a user applies for a job on our platform is the profile sent to the employer.
“HR is constantly ensuring we add value to the bottom line. This can be easily achieved if employers and recruiters adapt and move to modern recruiting technology faster,” says Janet Asomaning, HR Manager at Tonaton.com. “Employers should invest in their hiring process to find rightly skilled people easily.
“Which is why these new tools we have deployed on Tonaton.com/Jobs will allow recruiters and hiring managers to easily and affordably find, evaluate and organise top job candidates, while innovative assessment and filtering techniques will help provide a 360-degree holistic view of top applicants,” adds Janet Asomaning.
Tonaton’s dominance of the online classifieds space in Ghana, leading with visits of 35,000,000 month-on-month, means that many more people are likely to see job-ads posted on the platform.
It equally means that HR Practitioners will have a bigger talent pool to choose from. But much more importantly, it demonstrates the brand’s commitment to always create products that add value to businesses in Ghana.
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