(CMR) The Government has announced the launch of an online recruitment portal at www.careers.gov.ky. As of Tuesday, 1 February 2022, what was previously a database listing civil service vacancies, will become a fully functional recruitment portal that allows jobseekers to proactively store and update their employment profile in a format that can be reused for multiple job applications.
Deputy Governor Hon. Franz Manderson said the change is part of the Cayman Islands Government’s customer service initiatives.
“This new paperless system offers increased accessibility for job seekers to complete their entire application online. It will also make it easy to apply for multiple jobs, to track applications, and to monitor subsequent communication. With this technology, communication between hiring departments and applicants will be faster, ensuing communication with all applicants, even where there are high volumes of candidates,” Mr. Manderson said.
He added, “The new careers portal is a one-stop-shop for recruitment and a significant stride in moving our recruitment presence fully into the 21st century.”
Job seekers will be able to browse the available opportunities 24/7. To apply for jobs, they create a profile in the system that includes their education and employment history. This profile forms a part of all their job applications. To apply for a job, they follow the simple steps and answer some job-specific questions. The system allows them to receive notifications from HR managers and keep track of scheduled interviews and tests.
The Portfolio of the Civil Service (POCS), working closely with embedded human resources personnel across the Government, strives to modernize how CIG attracts future talent. Anticipating that an online process may initially be challenging for some clients, POCS is also partnering with the Cayman Islands Public Library Service and WORC to provide additional support and online access to persons who need assistance when making an online application for the first time.
This partnership embeds support in districts across the Cayman Islands, where government agencies are already offering services within the community. A detailed step-by-step video is provided at www.careers.gov.ky, which walks users through the entire application process.
Noting that her agency has plans to expand the service, POCS Chief Officer Gloria McField-Nixon explained: “The launch marks an important first step in improving the applicant experience. Within the year, the careers portal will be expanded to carry successful applicants all the way through the recruitment process to hiring and onboarding. This would allow HR managers to begin orientation about Civil Service Values and Vision well before an official start date. The potential to add new features to the platform will also allow us to continuously evolve to meet our customers’ needs.”