The traditional method of using print media for recruiting human resource had certain challenges. An organisation’s reach was limited, building a talent database took a lot of time, and screening/shortlisting of resources was a strenuous task. Similarly, candidates had to go through the unending task of finding the right opportunity. Online job portals have revolutionised recruitment and have turned out to be a primary source for both job seekers and the employers. It is a convenient and the fast platform where employers’ post job requirements and job seekers can directly apply for their desired jobs. Hiring via job portals has now become an integral part of the employment procedure for many companies.
Punjab Information Technology Board has developed a unified portal “Punjab Jobs Online” which will enable job seekers to view all Punjab government jobs on a single platform. The portal will bring ansparency and fairness into the hiring process. It will also decrease administrative overheads and burden on government departments. New jobs can be created and made available to the masses through a click of a button. Candidates will be shortlisted electronically as per criteria defined in the Contract & Recruitment Policy. The portal will enable departments to formulate interview panels, prepare comparative reports and verify applicants through different data sources such as NADRA, Driving License Management System, Domicile System and Criminal databases. Candidates can create a profile through CV builder, use advanced searching criteria to find jobs relevant to their skill set, link public profiles (LinkedIn and Facebook) and get information about application status via Email and SMS.