Smiths Group introduces worldwide extranet

Manufacturing
giant Smiths Group has launched a worldwide internal jobsite in a bid to retain
skilled staff and save on recruitment costs.

The
new extranet enables 33,500 global employees to search for jobs under their
chosen career path, location and company division.  E-mails are automatically sent to registered users when a job
matching their criteria is posted on the site. It also enables applications to
be made online and encourages staff to recommend a friend for advertised
positions.

Anne
Minto, Smiths’ HR director, said: 
"Retaining the skills and talents of existing staff is a big issue
in today’s competitive labour market. 
We wanted to ensure our employees could find new challenges and keep
their careers forging ahead without having to leave the group."

The
Smiths Group launched a graduate and young persons site called Whatsnext4u.com
to attract new recruits from outside the business earlier this year. Another
site focusing on aerospace engineering roles is due to begin later this
summer.    

By
Jane King

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