SEEK announces new integration with Michael Page and Robert Walters
SEEK, Australia's number one employment marketplace, is today announcing new strategic longer term partnerships with leading global recruitment specialists Michael Page and Robert Walters, enabling recruiters to identify highly relevant talent and increase speed to market in a smarter way via its Integrated Premium Talent Search platform.
Initially launched in 2015, SEEK’s Integrated Premium Talent Search allows recruitment experts to be more efficient in how they identify relevant candidates. Driven by SEEK’s machine learning capabilities and AI technology, the integration allows recruiters at Michael Page and Robert Walters to conduct simultaneous candidate searches over the combined pools of qualified, skilled and professional candidates in seconds, producing the most up to date and relevant candidate matches. The integration has enabled a greater range of placements across their ANZ markets and sectors.
SEEK is constantly evolving Integrated Talent Search, both in terms of back-end improvements to the stability, performance and security of the platform and enhancing user experience and developing new features. As well as better search query performance and improved security and authentication processes, new features on the platform include:
- Talent Pooling - providing hiring efficiency by allowing candidates to be grouped and managed specific to hiring needs
- Recent Searches - enabling hirers to pick up from where they left off and re-run a search
- Hide Names - enabling hirers to hide candidate names in search results, helping to make decisions based on experience and merit, reducing unconscious bias
- User Interface Refresh - improved usability and simplification of user experience
Kendra Banks, Managing Director SEEK ANZ says: “We are thrilled to be working closely with both Robert Walters and Michael Page on this new integration. We are committed to the broader recruitment industry through the development of solutions like this, that make the recruitment process smarter and more efficient, delivering better outcomes for their businesses and their clients.
“This platform is built on over 20 years worth of candidate data and analytics and we are continually analysing the job search and hiring process to see where it might be improved. AI technology has been a keen focus for us at SEEK and our machine learning capabilities have grown significantly in the past few years. This has enabled us to make a range of improvements to the technology behind some of our core products to enhance the experience of hirers and job seekers alike.”
James Nicholson, Managing Director, Robert Walters Australia & New Zealand said: “Our strategic partnership with SEEK and investment in Integrated Premium Talent Search is part of our vision to continually deliver quality service to our employees, clients and candidates through innovative technologies. It’s created greater efficiencies for our employees which has been reflected in the quality service we have been delivering to our clients and candidates.”
Matthew Gribble, Regional Managing Director, PageGroup said: "Our new partnership with SEEK highlights the commitment we have to improving our recruitment processes through alliances with market leading service providers. Whilst the ITS platform has been beneficial in all aspects of candidate acquisition, we have found it particularly useful in sourcing temporary candidates, and with our major focus on temporary and interim solutions, this has been incredibly helpful."
About SEEK (ASX:SEK)
SEEK’s purpose is to help people live more fulfilling and productive working lives and help organisations succeed. SEEK makes a positive contribution to people’s lives on a global scale.
SEEK is the global leader in the creation and operation of online employment markets. Globally SEEK has relationships with over 800,000 hirers and 180 million candidates.
SEEK makes a positive contribution to people’s lives through connecting more people to relevant job opportunities using its marketplace scale and technology to build radically more efficient and effective employment marketplaces.
SEEK is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, and has been listed in the Top 20 Most Innovative Companies Globally by Forbes, and Number One in Australia.
SEEK has been recognised by AON Hewitt as an Employer of Choice ten years straight and is passionate about it’s company's culture. SEEK is a leader in workplace diversity and inclusion.
For 20 years SEEK has been an integral part of Australians’ job-search process, and as the country’s leading employment marketplace is uniquely positioned to empower Australians with career, education and volunteer opportunities to create productive and fulfilling working lives.
About Robert Walters
Robert Walters is one of the world’s leading global recruitment consultancies, specialising in the placement of permanent, contract and temporary positions across all levels of seniority. Our teams of professional consultants are renowned for their professionalism, integrity and exceptional service. Using a flexible approach to recruitment, we are committed to matching client needs to candidate aspirations to create mutual benefit for both. Across Australia and New Zealand we have offices in Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Chatswood, Melbourne, Parramatta, Perth, Sydney and Wellington.
PageGroup (which comprises Page Executive, Michael Page and Page Personnel) was established in the United Kingdom in 1976. Since this time we have grown to be one of the world’s most successful recruitment organisations with a market capitalisation of GBP 1.16 billion and we are listed on the London Stock Exchange as a FTSE 250 company. We currently employ 7,029 staff with 140 office locations in 36 countries. Our global presence is one of our most valuable assets, allowing us to draw industry knowledge and expertise from each of the regions we are located: UK, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.