The following is a compilation of answers to commonly asked questions about the Tell Us Your Skills - the Hindmarsh Employment Matcher. |
Simply click on the relevant question below or scroll down the page until you find what you are after.
For any queries that are not addressed on this page please e-mail the Council on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who should use this facility?
Everyone is welcome to use this free service. Whether you are living in the area or elsewhere, this is an ideal way to make contact with businesses looking for workers or to make contact with prospective employees if you are an employer looking to fill a vacancy.
What does this facility do?
This website provides a free and easy means to link those looking for work with those looking for workers. It is not meant to replace the services of Job Network providers or other similar employment agencies but simply compliment their efforts in ensuring that as many people are gainfully employed as possible and therefore local businesses can fulfil their potential.
What happens after I register?
Once an individual submits their registration, their details are automatically added to the skills database, a confirmation of their details is displayed, a registration confirmation e-mail is sent to them and e-mails are also sent to the relevant registered employers. An individual will then receive an e-mail from any interested employers and after 55 days the individual will receive an invitation to renew their registration before it expires after 60 days. For employers, a confirmation e-mail is sent and from then on details of any new individual registrations that match their requirements will also be automatically sent out for them to consider. Employers can login at any time to view individuals that have registered previously. There is no need for employers to renew a registration but they can, like individuals, easily update their profile at any time using their Login and Password.
How is my privacy protected?
The automated process ensures that your e-mail address is not disclosed to the business. It is up to the individual to decide how much of their name, age, etc. is disclosed in the registration process. Individuals are however, encouraged to ensure that the information given is accurate and detailed enough for prospective employers to judge whether they wish to pursue further discussions with you. It should also be noted that anyone can register and the registrations are not moderated. The validity of people using this facility cannot be assured and due caution should be exercised.
What if I lose my Login and/or Password?
Not a problem, simply go to the Login page, enter the e-mail address that you used in your registration and your Login and Password will be automatically e-mailed to you.
How long does a registration remain current?
Employer registrations will always remain current but individual registrations will lapse after 60 days to ensure that the database accurately reflects those looking for employment in the area. Individuals will receive a reminder that their registration is due to expire and will have the opportunity to readily renew their registration for another 60 day period.
What happens when an employer is interested in an individual?
When an employer receives an e-mail containing an individual’s profile that might match their job vacancy, they can send an e-mail containing a request for contact and their own contact details to the individual. This is an automated process. The individual's e-mail address will not be disclosed to the business at this point. It is then in the individual’s own best interests to contact the employer as soon as possible (perhaps e-mailing the employer their CV would also help) to further discuss their skills and experience. It will then be up to both the individual and the employer, to arrange an interview and other follow up.
Can I cancel my registration?
Yes, regardless of whether you are an individual or employer, you can cancel your registration by simply logging on to the website with your Login and Password. Once logged on you will see an option to cancel your registration at the top of the ‘Edit Profile’ page.
How does it work?
The facility has been designed to be a simple and easy to use tool for employers and individuals looking for work while remaining easy to manage and cost effective for the Council to operate. To achieve these aims the facility was engineered to be as automated as possible while still maintaining a high level of privacy for the participants. For a person looking for work in the Hindmarsh Shire or a local employer it is simply a matter of clicking on either the ‘Individual Registration’ or ‘Business Registration’ button on the previous page and completing your details (especially the fields marked by an asterix). Once you have pressed the submit button at the bottom of the form, employers who have already registered will automatically receive an e-mail outlining your profile if you have nominated the area of work (Administration, Transport, Hospitality, etc.) that applies to their business. An employer interested in learning more about you simply clicks the option to send you an e-mail with their details and a request to contact them. All registered employers, have access to the existing database of individuals looking for employment in the area.
Why was this facility developed?
The Hindmarsh Employment Matcher was developed as an initiative of the Community Development Unit of the Hindmarsh Shire Council. It was in response to the growing number of businesses in the area seeking staff and the growing number of people, both local and from around Australia, unaware of the diverse employment opportunities our local industries offer.
Who do I contact if I have any queries or concerns?
If you have any questions, please e-mail email@example.com or phone (03)5391 4444 .
For more information about tellusyourskills.com.au
This website is based on the “Tell Us Your Skills” website originally developed by the Greater Taree City Council. For more information about this product, or to find out how you can purchase this product for your own community, visit www.tellusyourskills.com.au