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Sunday 22 October 2017

Now staff can tell all about their employers on job-seekers' site

The company says it wants to give a voice to the smart jobseeker by providing a 'warts -and-all' insight into firms
The company says it wants to give a voice to the smart jobseeker by providing a 'warts -and-all' insight into firms
Michael Cogley

Michael Cogley

IrishJobs.ie, one of Ireland's biggest recruitment websites, has launched a company reviews section, allowing employees to evaluate what a firm is like to work for.

The company says it wants to give a voice to the smart jobseeker by providing a 'warts -and-all' insight into firms.

Orla Moran, the general manager at IrishJobs.ie, says the new feature allows prospective employees to see inside a business before deciding to join or apply.

"Not everyone wants a pool table or a bean bag. Savvy and connected Irish jobseekers can really get a sense of an organisation and make an informed decision.

"We want to give them the best possible resource that shows what an organisation is really like, avoid gossip and make an informed decision," Ms Moran said.

IrishJobs.ie compares the new section to that of the likes of TripAdvisor, saying that basing career moves while being properly informed on companies is a logical step.

"Of course, we have had employers who are anxious about the idea of being reviewed by their employees but we've always believed in putting the jobseeker first.

"For smart HR managers it can be a great way of differentiating your organisation and attracting the best talent both here and coming back to Ireland," Ms Moran said.

The review section will allow workers to anonymously rate their organisations with feedback being monitored by the site.

She anticipates the section to grow strongly in its first six months. Companies are rated based on office facilities, career progression, training and development, work life balance, and culture and people.

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