German IT firm launches new jobs matching site

By Louella D. Desiderio, The Philippine Star

Posted at Jun 06 2014 08:12 AM | Updated as of Jun 06 2014 05:55 PM

MANILA - German information technology firm ISI Teletrade launched yesterday, a new jobs search engine site aimed at helping the country address the lingering problem of mismatch.

In a statement, ISI Teletrade said uses an intelligent software that recognizes suitable talents while blocking unmatched applications.

ISI Teletrade founder and creator Peter Steinbach said the program will reduce by 90 percent the effort and time of employers looking for the right talent pool and applicants in need of jobs to match their skills.

“The Philippines is a perfect market for owing to the hundreds of thousands of job openings by foreign and local investors now taking advantage of the country’s emerging economy,” ISI Teletrade said.

“The latest job search innovation by also addresses the difficulty of new graduates and those who are still looking for jobs that suit their skills to find the right employment. Getting hired in a profession that suits one’s skills allows both employee and the company to grow simultaneously,” it added.

Employers can use the site by posting a job opening advertisement with content-related categories on the skills requirements.

Applicants using the site will only need to click on keywords to indicate their skills which match the requirements of the job posting.

In case a qualified applicant expresses interest in a job posting, the software program will inform the employer by sending bidder flags or pink colored stars.

The bidder flags will remain invisible to the applicants until the employers decide to contact them for documents and other requirements.

Job hunters can also create profiles where they can indicate their skills and the job they are looking for.

The program can detect if there are job openings that match the job hunter’s skills and the would-be employee will then be informed of the match.

ISI Teletrade said the program offers more compared to other job search engine sites in which an individual application letter is sent along with the resume, certificates and documents that may contain errors as well as incomplete information.

Founded in Bochum in Germany, ISI Teletrade has 35 years of experience in marketing.

Aside from Germany and the Philippines, it has presence in the Netherlands and Venezuela.