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SAP skills search for SMEs

Online recruitment firm The IT Job Board has launched a skill-specific site for SMEs that serves the SAP community.      
 
Sponsored by SAP users including Atos Origin, Axon, IBM and LogicaCMG, the SAP Job Board is available in English, French, German and Dutch and brings together SAP candidates with SME employers struggling to fill positions in this niche market.
 
The IT Job Board asserts that managing SAP’s enterprise software applications requires bespoke training, which is not undertaken by most IT professionals. The resulting shortage of SAP expertise, says the firm, makes it difficult for organisations to recruit these complex skills and it adds that this problem will become more acute as SAP extends its reach beyond its traditional base of large customers and targets the mid-range market with products such as mySAP.
 
SAP professionals, including The IT Job Board’s 38,000 existing SAP-specific candidates, will be registered on a database that aims to provide SME employers with search and targeting capabilities. In addition, the SAP Job Board will offer SMEs guidelines on attracting high-calibre staff in what is a very competitive market. The objective is to streamline the overall process through careful matching of criteria specified by both organisations and candidates.
 
Ray Duggins, managing director of The IT Job Board says, “The SAP Job Board is a serious commitment to the whole SAP community. It will cut down the time-consuming, frustrating and often fruitless search that is inflicted on the HR department of organisations needing this skill as well as help [SMEs] now deploying SAP technology find the IT staff they require.”

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