FirstLook Recruiter Edition offers free access to search and source talent across RiseSmart’s global network of active job seekers. In addition, FirstLook Recruiter Edition also aggregates talent across RiseSmart’s customer-branded talent directories to provide real-time access to job seekers the minute they become available to the market. Announced in September, RiseSmart talent directories are public-facing sites that customers can deploy at no extra cost, helping to accelerate impacted job seekers’ chances of landing their next role.
FirstLook Enterprise Edition is available to RiseSmart customers and delivers additional value by enabling talent teams within organizations to match people to jobs and jobs to people. This helps organizations improve internal and intercompany mobility and minimize the number of workers affected by layoffs.
Employees can be matched to a wide array of roles, including internal jobs, gigs and projects, jobs at other divisions and partner companies, opportunities within RiseSmart’s jobs network, and opportunities in the open job market.
Joel Paul, managing director, Randstad RiseSmart IMEA (India, Middle East and Africa) said, “As businesses adapt, flex and transform, location-agnostic talent can be a great solution to promote talent mobility. This in turn helps reduce layoffs within organisations. Our talent connection ecosystems help employers identify the right resources, and pair talent with opportunities they would not have previously thought about.”
“It is not uncommon for organizations to be forced to lay off employees from one line of business while simultaneously recruiting for open opportunities in other divisions or partner companies around the globe,” said Kevin Gounden, senior vice president of products and global expansion at Randstad RiseSmart. “Some of our customers tell us that up to 70% of their laid off workers become boomerang employees. This inefficient cycling of talent is not only a costly knowledge drain for organizations, but also devastating for employees, especially in the current economic climate. As a partner to many global companies, we see the opportunity to bridge the gap in which some of our customers need to let go of employees while others are actively hiring.”
With FirstLook Enterprise Edition, internal hiring managers and recruiters can find the right talent to fill job openings, whether from inside or outside the company, by receiving a prioritized list of job matches from among multiple internal and external talent pools. The solution also empowers employees to have more control over their career options by enabling them to be matched to relevant open roles based on their skills.
“The global pandemic has caused tremendous reverberations in the world of work: how we work, where we work and who works,” said Dan Davenport, president and general manager at Randstad RiseSmart. “We are committed to helping organizations avoid layoffs, when possible, through seamless talent mobility. This includes giving our customers direct line of sight into people and skills across multiple talent pools through FirstLook and giving employers control to match people to jobs whether vertically, laterally or across desired ecosystems.”