A better way to recruit staff

EMPLOYERS now have a new tool to help fill vacancies quickly and cost-effectively.

Johnston Press, one of the leading community media groups in the UK and Ireland is launching TheSmartList (www.thesmartlist.co.uk), a new fixed-price recruitment service.

Launching this autumn, it allows businesses seeking new staff for mid-level vacancies to pay a fixed fee for a pre-screened short-list of qualified candidates.

Businesses using traditional advertising methods often find they receive high volumes of applications that need to be sorted internally, whilst traditional recruitment consultancies can be costly.

TheSmartList offers a great alternative, combining recruitment consultancy type services with newspaper and online job board advertising for one low fixed cost - £349 in the launch period, rising to £549 post launch.

Employers will submit details of their vacancy and TheSmartList team will prepare a recruitment brief against which candidates can be matched.

Promising individuals are screened using a bespoke questionnaire and once TheSmartList is finalised, employers can review candidates and select the best for interview.

A new business to business focused website (www.thesmartlist.co.uk) will go live in September to support businesses and communicate the new service.

Johnston Press is one of the UK and Ireland’s largest publishers with access to over 200 newspapers, magazines and online platforms, including JobsToday.co.uk and Scotsman.com/jobs.

Its websites reach over 10 million visitors per month. For more information on using the TheSmartList service, please email [email protected]