WORKING ABROAD / DEC. 27, 2012
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ADEC Launches New Career Portal

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Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) has announced the launch of a new online career portal which will provide world class recruitment services and ease the pressure on the recruitment teams in the Human Resources Department at ADEC. Moreover, the iRecruitment service will help save resources and time and minimise margin of errors in ADEC’s pursuit of recruiting top class employees from within the UAE as well as abroad.

One of the largest employers within the government of Abu Dhabi, ADEC recruits an average of 100 employees per year in its headquarter-related positions and around 1000 employees in school-based positions. The processes behind the recruitment involve many painstaking manual hours of screening, short listing, interview scheduling and finally hiring of the right candidate. Further, there are several related processes like coordinating visa arrangements, travel and hotel arrangements for new hires arriving from outside the UAE.

The solution is built on the Oracle EBS iRecruitment module, with enhancements and customisations to include travel and hospitality arrangements for new recruits arriving into the country. The online career portal will enable job seekers all over the world to register their profile, thus creating a pool of candidates. Recruiters in ADEC will publish vacancies on the site and candidates can search and apply for jobs. The application also provides the flexibility to authorised recruitment agencies to apply for vacancies on behalf of candidates. The entire recruitment cycle will be handled online, making the process faster and more efficient.

HE Salem Al Sayari, Executive Director, Support Services Sector at ADEC hailed the application as another step forward in adopting technology and innovation in one of the key operational procedures of ADEC. He says: "Manpower is one of most important pillars of an organisation, and identifying and recruiting the best personnel is a key step towards building a world class organisation. This application will enable us to open the doors to a wider audience and help us choose from a wide pool of talented candidates. The seamless integration of the iRecruitment module with the other modules of the e-Business Suites like HR and Payroll makes it the perfect tool for a completely automated process." 

"The aim is to build an application that automates the entire process from A to Z – right from raising the request for a vacancy to employing the right candidate to that vacancy; and seamlessly integrate with other already implemented solutions in ADEC, like the Oracle EBS core HR, payroll modules and Visa application. The iRecruitment module is developed in keeping with ADEC’s strategic initiative to increase operational effectiveness and create a paper free work environment", says Mr. Salem Al Mahrie, the Human Resources Division Manager.

"The iRecruitment is a valuable addition to ADEC’s current technological capabilities especially when one considers the large number of school based staff being hired every year", says Mr. Salem Al Zubaidi, the Division Manager for Personnel Services, in the School Operations Sector.

One of the key challenges faced during the project was the tight and busy schedules of the ADEC teams. However, with the constant support and dedication of all participating teams, the challenges were successfully overcome, and the application is built to meet the stakeholder expectations.

His Excellency Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, the Director General of ADEC congratulated the entire team for their great efforts and dedication that contributed towards this wonderful achievement.

 

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