Recruitment firm BrighterMonday Kenya has launched an initiative dubbed Unity in Adversity to offer free job listing services for individuals or companies seeking to hire as the country battles Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The campaign seeks to boost the continuity of business efforts by enabling organizations to recruit the right people to steer them during and beyond the current challenging times.
“For the next 60 days, we will give organizations seeking to recruit professionals across different industries countrywide free job listings on our website,” said Mr Emmanuel Mutuma, Chief Executive Officer, BrighterMonday Kenya.
“This will enable county hospitals, healthcare facilities and other essential services providers at the frontline in the fight against COVID-19 to hire qualified candidates in the shortest time possible.”
Under the initiative, employers will fast-track the recruitment process with some of BrighterMonday’s innovative products like the firm’s newly launched proficiency Assessment Tool that tests a candidate’s core competencies and hard skills required for a specific role beyond what is captured on their CVs during the hiring process.
Additionally, hiring managers will be able to view a candidate’s scores alongside other filters like education and experience levels with the use of BrighterMonday’s Applicant Tracking System (ATS), a back-end filter that augments the Assessment Tool.
This way they will be able to compare a candidate’s proficiency, qualifications and experience levels at a glance.
This comes days after the government issued a directive to recruit at least 5,000 health workers across the country. Hospitals are also expected to hire an additional 1000 in the coming days.