SINGAPORE, 2 SEPTEMBER 2019 – Employers and jobseekers can look forward to a quicker and more efficient matching process with the new features now available on MyCareersFuture, such as Applicant Listing, Suggested Talents and Candidate Preview.
2 Developed and launched by Workforce Singapore (WSG) in partnership with the Government Technology Agency (GovTech), MyCareersFuture has undergone various enhancements based on user feedback and needs since it was first launched in April 2018. The portal aims to provide local jobseekers with a fast and smart search service that matches them to jobs that best fit their skillsets or highlight jobs that are eligible for support under the Adapt and Grow programmes.
3 Aligned with the Government’s efforts to build an adaptable and competent workforce for the careers of the future, as well as Singapore’s Smart Nation vision to co-create and deliver more citizen-centric Government digital services, MyCareersFuture taps on the latest Machine Learning technology and User Experience Design to make job search convenient, easy and a more pleasant experience for Singaporeans. To date, more than 540,000 unique users have registered on the portal for their job search needs.
Employer features update marks the latest milestone in the enhancement of the portal to address missed matches and mismatches in the labour market
4 As part of the continuous process to enhance MyCareersFuture, WSG had earlier engaged job-matching technology providers, WCC and JobKred, to test-bed and build features that could help employers save time in identifying suitable and potential candidates. WSG also engaged more than 200 local employers between January and May 2019 to find out how the portal could better support their hiring needs, as well as to pilot, test and further refine some of these new features. One of the main observations made during these feedback sessions was that employers wanted better and more relevant matches through the portal.
5 After several rounds of testing and refinements, the new features of MyCareersFuture, accessible via https://employer.mycareersfuture.gov.sg, are now open for employers to use. The new features include:
a) Suggested Talents
Employers will be recommended a list of candidates who possess the skills relevant to the job description posted and who have indicated that they are open to career opportunities for which they have not applied. Upon finding a potential match, employers will be able to contact the candidate directly to determine their interest. This allows employers to consider candidates beyond their applicant pool, thereby expanding their field of search and increasing their access to suitable candidates. Jobseekers will also benefit, as it exposes those with relevant skills to jobs they may not have considered, thereby reducing the chance of missed matches.
b) Applicant Listing
Employers will be able to sort applicants based on their skills match and/or experience fit in relation to the job post. This allows them to narrow the field to applicants who possess relevant skills and experience, thereby shortening their search for suitable candidates and achieving closer and better matches.
c) Candidate Preview
Instead of downloading resumes one by one, employers and hiring managers will be able to quickly preview and assess each applicant’s resume through this feature. With one click, they can access critical information such as skills, education and work experience, as well as contact details. Should they find these applicants promising, they can proceed to download the resume and shorten the time needed to search, shortlist and contact suitable candidates for interviews.
6 Employers will also now be able to create job posts directly on the portal. When creating job posts, employers onboard the Adapt and Grow initiative can indicate whether jobseekers can apply for the job through any of the Adapt and Grow programmes, including Professional Conversion Programme and Career Trial.
7 With these features in place, MyCareersFuture will serve as a one-stop online portal to support employers’ hiring needs. This includes convenient access to localised content that provides employers with relevant resources on best hiring practices and human capital development. Together with top recruitment agencies such as Michael Page, JobStreet and Randstad, WSG regularly creates and curates up-to-date content on hiring tips and industry trends.
8 Mr Tan Choon Shian, WSG's Chief Executive said, "In this digital age where new technology and emerging skills are changing the hiring landscape, it is critical for us to keep pace with the changes to better match jobseekers to employers. The implementation of new features for employers allows us to do just that. We will also continue to develop and release new enhancements for MyCareersFuture, and conduct regular sessions to gather sentiments on how we can make job matching even more intuitive for jobseekers and employers."
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