Cape Town, South Africa, December 06, 2011 --(PR.com
has implemented a new screening system for CVs, which combines the skills of their recruitment staff with applicant screening technology to make sure only the most appropriate applicants are sent forward to recruiters and employers for consideration.
While online recruitment has made it significantly easier for companies to seek new staff, it has also made it easier for candidates to take a chance and send off CVs and applications for jobs that they may not be at all suitable for.
FinanceRecruit.co.za has listened to recruiters and employers who have bemoaned the avalanche of unsuitable applications they receive for jobs they advertise, and has launched the new CV screening system to weed out the unrealistic applications before they start eating into the prospective employers' time.
The managing director of FinanceRecruit.co.za, Steven Holvec, said that they had heard stories of manual labourers applying for senior financial positions with major companies - and that applications such as these were eroding the time-saving benefit that the online recruitment process had initially brought them.
"Our CV screening service will mean that employers will receive CVs that have been screened through a combination of human and applicant screening technology to ensure applicant compatibility with the positions on offer," he explained.
"The benefit of using the internet to appeal to as wide a candidate field as possible also comes with the inevitable drawback of inviting more applications than it is practical for companies to deal with. Our system considers the skills on offer from the candidates and will carry out a preliminary round of assessment and elimination before passing the realistic ones on to recruiters and employers."
Holvec said that the skills needed to carry out modern audit jobs, retail banking jobs and investment banking jobs are tangible and easily identifiable by the recruitment experts, allowing for the employers to focus their attention on a whittled-down specific pool of talent from which to select their staff.
Partner companies who already display their jobs through the specialist financial recruitment portal include South African-founded companies DAV Professional Placement Group and Human Alliance Talent, as well as the big international names of Michael Page International and Robert Walters.