CHH likes taste of future

Carter Holt Harvey is both a user of HR software and developer, through its e-recruitment offshoot Mariner7.

Carter Holt Harvey is both a user of HR software and developer, through its e-recruitment offshoot Mariner7.

Gayleen Robinson, marketing manager for Mariner7, says the “e-recruitment project” at CHH has exceeded expectations in terms of the site receiving many high quality applications for jobs, with 10% from overseas.

Mariner7 allows a candidate to complete two profiles free of charge. A career profile shows typical CV information such as experience, qualifications, languages and expected numeration. A preference profile offers a psychometric tool that captures their work preferences through a graphical interface. It uses an evidence-based approach rather than focus on abstract concepts such as personality. The back-end matching tool, Talent Engine, allows an employer to search a pool of candidates and match them to jobs (basic technical requirements), job goals (based on their work experience), and even to teams and organisations (through comparison with ‘star'’ performers).

“This tool removes subjectivity from the selection process, creating a standardised, consistent approach to candidate assessment," Robinson says. As well, profiling candidates within your organisation unlocks the value in the existing talent pool, she says.

Some 89% of candidates manage to fill in their Mariner7 career and preference profiles correctly, she says, and the next step for CHH will be for the firm to integrate its vacancies pool with the pool of people who have registered an interest to work with the company.

Ultimately, jobs will be advertised directly on the CHH website.

“E-recruitment provides an extremely efficient way to manage the recruitment process and offers a means for realising a return on the development investment on the CHH website,” says Robinson.

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