North East job hunters will notice a new look and feel to the regional recruitment website, Sector1.net.
The popular site, which is managed and developed by Newcastle-based Retox Digital, has been redesigned and relaunched in a bid to keep up with rapid changes in technology.
Founded as a public sector specific job site in 2001, Sector1.net has grown to become the region’s biggest recruitment and careers website, advertising vacancies across all industries within the public and private sector, from Berwick-upon-Tweed to the Yorkshire Dales.
Sector1.net’s developers have completed the redesign to ensure users can also browse for jobs from their mobile and tablet devices more easily and get quick access to their applications and CVs. The site processes thousands of applications from candidates each month and has a really strong following.
Managing Director at Retox Digital, Lilian Hughes, explained: “Technology is advancing all of the time and as more people are now surfing the internet while on the go, it’s important that we revisit our websites to make sure they remain compatible with user demands.
“The new website has a much cleaner design and is fully responsive, which will greatly improve the user experience on mobile and tablet devices.”
Boasting a wealth of built-in management and HR tools, reporting and analytics, Sector1.net has been carefully designed to help simplify the recruitment process for its users.
Regularly used by the region’s big employers, local authorities and governing bodies, schools, charities and health and social care organisations, Sector1.net has a range of features to support employers.
Through the dedicated Employer Section, employers can upload jobs and add supporting documents and logos, manage vacancies and respond to applicants directly as they progress through the process. There are also a number of inclusive analytics tools which are useful for looking back at how many candidates viewed a job listing and identifying demographic information for equal opportunities reporting.
For employers who have regular recruitment needs, for example, call centres, Sector1.net also offers Talent Pools’. These allow potential candidates to register their interest in a job role or a place of work and store their details for employers to view when vacancies become available, taking the pressure off a continuous recruitment process.
Lilian added: “Sector1.net already had so many fantastic tools built-in, we haven’t had to add many more, we have simply focused on improving the overall look and feel of the new site and streamlining the user journey, so that its features are easier to find.”
Job seekers using Sector1.net to help them find their dream job can also benefit from features that help them manage their applications and find suitable jobs online.
The MySector1′ candidate area of the site allows job seekers to create their own online profile outlining their skills and work experience which can be used to pre-populate job digital application forms. Candidates can also set up SMS and email alerts when jobs matching their skill set become available and can manage applications for all of their jobs in one, easy to use online portal.
Digital Account Director at Retox Digital, Julie Routledge, said: “It was our primary aim to create an intuitive website which would simplify the entire recruitment process whether you are an employer looking for staff, or a job hunter looking for work. With Sector1.net I think we’ve got the balance just right.”
Retox Digital is a North East-based web design and marketing agency with a long track record for work with bespoke web development projects, many of which have focused on the recruitment sector.
Offering a full range of digital and off-line solutions, including content management systems, e-commerce systems for online shopping, branding and print media, Retox Digital enables its varied client base to have all of their marketing needs handled under one roof.