Pilot national employment platform provides opportunities for recruiters, job seekers

April 05, 2023 - 08:54
The pilot programme is implemented by the Department of Employment under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).
The virtual platform has offered a bigger talent pool for recruiters. — Photo baotintuc.vn

HÀ NỘI — The pilot programme for a national online platform connecting job centres from multiple localities has been seeing promising results, and is expected to be scaled up across the country.

The programme has brought job fairs to the virtual space, providing more opportunities for both job seekers and recruiters.

Đặng Văn Mạnh, a Hà Nội resident who attended a recent virtual job fair, said that the event helped him learn more about the position he’s interested in and how it fits him, which he eventually applied for.

Mạnh told Tin Tức (News) newspaper: “Virtual interviews help reduce transportation costs for job seekers.

“In addition, they can talk directly with the recruiters about the positions and decide on their new employment.”

The pilot programme is implemented by the Department of Employment under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).

It gathers job centres in multiple localities, including Hà Nội and the provinces of Vĩnh Phúc, Phú Thọ, Bắc Giang, Hải Dương, Quảng Ninh in the north, Hà Tĩnh, Thừa Thiên - Huế provinces in the central region, and Bình Dương Province and Cần Thơ City in the south.

To date, a total of 79 businesses and numerous job seekers have signed up for the online system, of which 27 companies are connected via the Hà Nội Centre for Employment Services (HCES).

Trần Thị Khánh Huyền, deputy head of the administrative and organisation department at Red River Travel & Commercial Co Ltd had participated in several of these online career fairs.

“Through this online platform, I have access to a bigger talent pool and can communicate in detail with the candidates about the open positions for better understanding, thereby fulfilling the number of recruits needed.”

Joining the hybrid events in person at job centres and online, other recruiters also hope that resume screening will be put in place to save time and travel costs, as well as increase the successful application rate.

According to Vũ Trọng Bình, director general of the MoLISA employment department, the pilot programme marks a crucial milestone in matching the supply and demand in the labour market across the country.

He said: “A virtual platform for seeking jobs is a necessity in the context of rapid digitalisation and as the internet becomes increasingly popular.

“This is also the first time that there is a national digital system to take job fairs from the physical to virtual space. That has ensured the operation of the labour market and matched supply with demand nationally, not just locally.”

Vũ Quang Thành, HCES deputy director, said that Hà Nội had taken a step ahead by connecting 15 job centres in the city through the digital tool.

Depending on the pilot, the centre plans to make necessary adjustments so that the platform can be more user-friendly, providing maximum convenience for businesses and employees.

It is also aimed to become a tool to manage data of the labour market.

The goal for the future is to comprehensively implement the tool in managing the national virtual platform that connects all 63 cities and provinces.

If successful, it will be a transformative step that modernises the operations of job centres on digital platforms, while providing significant support to its staff.

The MoLISA employment department has been working to connect the job centre database with the national population database, with a proposal for investment underway.

It is expected to help connect job seekers with open positions.

The department’s general director Bình said: “When the work is finished, we will perfect the system of the national virtual job centre to be more complete and modern.” — VNS