The creation of a new dedicated jobs board is set to benefit businesses in the Sheffield City Region, who will find it easier to find and retain talented and locally-based employees.
The Sheffield City Region Jobs Board, created by technology and recruitment solutions firm TribePad, aims to offer free support to employers operating in the private, public or third sectors.
Using the latest algorithmic insight, the specialist online platform ensures that regional jobs rank higher within the principal internet search engines, thereby providing benefits to both local employers and job seekers.
It aims to boost local employment and retain talented people by showcasing some of the best jobs and people based on locality.
Dean Sadler from TribePad said: “Our aim is to support the local economy by making it easier for jobseekers and businesses to connect. Following a successful pilot, TribePad may look to replicate this initiative elsewhere. However, it is our intention that it will remain a free service for the Sheffield City Region and its employers.”
For regional businesses, and incoming inward investors, this online platform will be free to use and is being pitched as a new recruitment resource.
McLaren Automotive, who will be creating more than 200 new jobs in the recently announced Composites Technology Centre in Sheffield, is one of the first big names to have signed up to the Jobs Board and expects it to play an important part in their recruitment process.
Jonathan Clement from McLaren Automotive said: “Sheffield City Region has a long-standing reputation for excellence in research, advanced manufacturing and engineering; consolidated by the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and the wider Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District.
“We will be creating significant numbers of jobs over the next few years as we establish a manufacturing presence here.
“It is important to us that we tap into the specialist expertise that exists here.
“A regional jobs board is a fantastic way for us to achieve this and ensure that we raise awareness of employment opportunities with local residents.”