Successful launch of e-Careers
EThekwini Municipality’s online recruitment system e-Careers is set to go live tomorrow (23 August 2013)
Speaking at a media briefing at the Docklands Hotel, Speaker of eThekwini Councillor Logie Naidoo said the staff complement at eThekwini is what sets the Municipality apart from other metro’s and the system is part of a succession plan to attract new and skilled people. “This system is web-based which means that people from all over the world can access it. It brings applicants with talent and skills to us and ensures that we get the best people for the job.”
 
Naidoo added that the Municipality has signed Memorandum Of Understandings with certain tertiary institutions to ensure that students get practical experience at local government level. “We need the engineers, town planners and technical skills. We need sufficient skills to provide services to the community.”
 
E-Careers has been modified to suit the Municipality’s needs on the system called Resource Link, purchased a few years ago. Head of Human Resources, Dave Cloete explained, “With the help of our IT team as well as the expertise of HR we configured the system to develop e-Careers.”
 
Cloete explained the manual process. “We would get inundated with applications and candidates wouldn’t know if their applications reached us because we cannot send an acknowledgment to every applicant. With this system every applicant that successfully submits their application receives an email to acknowledge receipt. The system will then produce a summarised version of the applications, we will start shortlisting and thereafter the interview process occurs. We are very excited to launch this system today.”
 
Deputy City Manager of Corporate and Human Resources cluster, Ms Dumisile Nene, shared Cloete’s sentiments and added, “We have made this fundamental shift to online recruitment. A great city deserves great talent.”
 
Advantages of the system include reduction of travel and printing costs, paperless applications, applying for multiple vacancies as well as peace of mind that the job application has been received. Job seekers can access the system via www.durban.gov.za, at their nearest Sizakala Centre or Municipal Library, need only register once, obtain a username and password and start applying.
For more information please visit the Municipal website, Facebook Page or connect via Twitter.
 
 
For more information contact Thabo Mofokeng on 031 311 4820 or 083 7317456, email Thabo.mofokeng1@durban.gov.za
 
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality's Communications Unit. Contact Priah Dass on 083 476 1944 or email dasspr@durban.gov.za
 
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality's Communications Unit. Contact Khaya Sengani on 031 311 4808/072 293 8788 or email: Khayelihle.Sengani@durban.gov.za.