Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) January 03, 2013
What if applying for a job can be as easy as downloading an app for your smartphone?
Australian Regional Employment Agency (AREA), a private company that specialises in the provision of labor to regional and remote locations throughout Australia, recently divulged plans regarding the development of an application for smartphones which will fast-track the recruitment process to the benefit of both job hunters and businesses looking to fulfil their manpower requirements.
Unlike conventional job boards wherein available jobs are posted, AREA has built its own recruitment process called "Target Recruiting." With this system, a person looking to find work in Australia, particularly in the farming, mining, hospitality, construction and entertainment sectors, simply needs to create an account with the recruitment agency to receive notifications about available jobs. Majority of the workers AREA supplies employers are Australian Working Holiday Makers, Working Travellers, and Grey Nomads.
For applicants, this means that they only get notifications about jobs that closely match their preferences, while for employers, this means cutting the time allocated for recruitment as the job offers are sent only to those who match their requirements. Concurrently, AREA posts available jobs on their Facebook page which the page's viewers can tag their friends with.
AREA Managing Director Nick Thompson explains that the development of their smartphone app is the next logical step as the company seeks to differentiate itself from other recruitment agencies by embracing social networking and emerging technologies.
"Our main goal has always been to ensure continuity of work so that the clients we supply staff to get better quality workers. The development of our app is just another step further to minimising waste for a smoother recruitment process," Thompson added.
In 2012, AREA launched a web-based farm labour hire/contracting recruitment platform which sources out only the staff that match a position request. By fine tuning their staffing services process, AREA has put a premium in filling the manpower needs of its clients, a vital resource which is essential in the farming industry.