Career Centre saves G4S £1m in first year

International security solutions firm G4S is tracking savings of more than £1m on UK recruitment since launching its Global Career Centre in November last year.

Head of resourcing Colin Minto told Recruiter that the aim was to move to a direct resourcing model in the “truest” sense of the word. “That is empowering our frontline supervisors, managers and HR teams to directly recruit themselves,” he says.

“Technology is the driving force of the modern resourcing strategy and the most important element is the corporate career centre.”

Following the launch of the Global Career Centre, G4S is rolling out local versions to its UK operating businesses, as well as in Australia and New Zealand, Africa and the Netherlands.

“The idea is to capture local traffic, local Google and local web content and aggregate all of it back to the Global Career said Minto. The centre includes a multi-lingual job board in 30 languages and a single global searchable database for all G4S hiring managers. G4S has more than 635,000 employees and is one of the world’s biggest private-sector employers, operating in 125 countries.

The system integrates multiple applicant tracking systems (ATS) and an online corporate career centre that provides all of the facilities necessary to take a candidate from attraction through to appointment. The backbone of the system is the talent management platform TribePad, developed by technology company Talent On View, which sits between an ATS and a corporate website.

It allows organisations to build their own social networks and talent communities and allows a range of apps to be run from it, including job posting to all available channels including social media, semantic searching to help match candidates with jobs, and CV parsing to create candidate profiles. It also features a community jobseeker area in which candidates can access video, learning content, resources and forums.

Minto also worked with specialist online recruitment providers Kaonix, Monster TMS and RecruitActive in developing the career centre.

Talent on View CEO Lisa Scales says the company is in talks with global businesses from the pharmaceutical, FMCG, retail and media industries regarding TribePad.

“They are all looking to consolidate their social recruiting activities while underpinning their direct hiring strategy and making cost efficiencies,” she said.

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