Computerland opens its own JobCafe

Wellington-based systems integrator Computerland New Zealand has opened an internet job cafe to help it recruit staff.

Wellington-based systems integrator Computerland New Zealand has opened an internet job cafe to help it recruit staff.

The site has been developed with capital-based e-recruiter PeopleNet New Zealand.

Computerland general manager of human resources Melissa Jordan says the site will allow the company to build a "talent pool" to fill its contract and fulltime vacancies.

JobCafe builds an online database of people looking for work in specific "career channels" allowing employers to match them to their job requirements.

PeopleNet founder Tony Cutting says e-recruitment is about more than simply posting jobs up on the net. “The best application is to set up talent banks and communication systems that keep your database of people up to date and the job-seekers themselves informed.

“Every manager would love to have a database of available talent at their fingertips, so we provide expert systems that make this possible,” he says.

Computerland HR consultant Suzanne Riddle agrees, saying her firm has employed several people through JobCafe.

“The filtering system certainly helps us identify the people we want to have a chat to, decreasing both our recruitment time and costs,” she says.

PeopleNet was launched last January, with the JobCafé starting a year ago to provide businesses a “shared e-recruitment resource”.

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