BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
INSIGHTS Pacific, a locally owned professional company, yesterday launched its flagship online job advertising service.
The launching was held at the CEMA conference room, CEMA Building at Pt Cruz, and was attended by permanent secretaries, undersecretaries and human resource managers of the government ministries.
Mr Albert Kua, Senior Commerce Officer at the Ministry of Commerce, lauded the Insights Pacific team for their achievement and assures them that the Ministry of Commerce is prepared to assist such initiatives in providing a framework conducive for small businesses to thrive through its SME Policy.
He added that startups such as Insights Pacific should be able to access assistance through the Ministry.
Founder of Insights Pacific Ltd, Mr Gordon Denty said the idea to launch this online service came about when he realised that current online services do not address the needs of most organisations – especially the Public Service.
He said organisations are not receiving feedback from most suitable candidates because jobs are not advertised extensively.
Also, candidates are not receiving enough support in preparation for submission of applications, he said.
Denty said launching of the online service will provide a one-stop shop for potential candidates to search for government employment opportunities.
However, he highlights that one of the challenges faced by online service startups like Insights Pacific is the limited speed of internet access in the country.
The Insights Pacific hopes the completion of the much anticipated undersea cable will make online services more accessible.
Among the services provided by Insights Job Advertising is free subscription for users to be notified of the posting of new jobs.
There are also job application tips, downloadable forms and a blog on employment issues.
While the launching is targeted at government ministries, Denty said they also target NGOs and private companies and will be hosting similar events for those organisations next.
The online job advertising service can be accessed at www.insightsjobadvertising.com and all queries regarding the service should be directed to [email protected]