On-line recruitment site, ConfidentialIT.com went live last month, promising users an impartial, discrete and 'highly effective' job finding service.
The fully automated site, which took two years to research and develop, claims to accurately match job seekers and employers using a 'sophisticated' search engine that draws on candidate details stored on its database with company-specified technical requirements.
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Rather than post vacancies on the site, clients search candidates' skills sets but cannot access their CVs or personal details without permission. The system then displays suitable candidates in order or experience and notes any additional skills they may possess.
Once clients have made a decision, job seekers are notified via a system generated e-mail that details the company name, contact person, job specification and vacancy location. Candidates - who are still anonymous at this point - can then choose to release their CV to the client, request further information (with their identity protected) or reject the vacancy.
According to company chairman, Adam Aarons, the service "enhances" the recruitment process by replacing the "dated system of job postings" with a "more objective" facility that relies on clients and candidates' technical knowledge, rather than a recruiter's interpretation.