On 1 January 2007 IT-Profile’s website was launched. “We began with a flat website without CMS. We placed vacancies by hand each time. We had our own database, which was not linked to the rest of the systems. It was workable, but we had to do a lot ourselves, for example the uniform drawing up of CVs. We quickly realised that we needed to have a single well-integrated system.”
Derijks: “In seeking a system we first looked at our most time-consuming processes: placing vacancies, searching through our database and standardising the CVs. That’s where the greatest gains were to be made. When we saw how OTYS had perfected precisely these processes we didn’t need to think for long about our new software package. Within two weeks the contract had been signed, and a month later our website was live!”
Since the OTYS site went live in November 2007 the number of visitors has increased fivefold. It now stands at some 2,500 visitors a month and still rising. “We reach our candidates better, but new clients also call us often asking us to help them. The number of applicants is increasing in the same proportion as the number of website visitors. So for us, the more traffic, the more applicants. So it works and it’s great.”
The website’s been running for quite a few years and is still very appropriate. “At the time, OTYS built a future-proof website, which still works well and is still appropriate. In all these years we’ve only ever had to make a couple of small adjustments.” IT-Profile uses the blog module to post news relating to the IT sector on its own website. “Our news reports are sometimes read 700 times in a day.”
OTYS aims not just to optimise the work process for recruiters, HR personnel and intermediaries, but also to make the application process as smooth as possible for candidates. “That’s why OTYS suits us so well. Candidates’ demands and wishes are paramount for us. By having a website that works well and making sure we have an up-to-date database and candidate management system we ensure that the application process runs as smoothly as possible and candidates are not lost.” Derijks: “Through the link in OTYS with LinkedIn candidates can very simply apply with their LinkedIn profile. Candidates’ particulars are then automatically processed in our database.”
Derijks describes OTYS as flexible, simple and to the point: qualities that fit perfectly with IT-Profile. "Contacts with OTYS are good. It’s great that within OTYS you can indicate exactly which modules you do or do not wish to use.”
IT-Profile is an all-round career specialist for technical and sales IT personnel and an experienced labour market specialist for companies in search of IT personnel. IT-Profile was founded by IT professionals, with the zest to think and act from the candidate’s point of view and the experience to seek from the client’s point of view.
Sustainable relations are the basis of the business, and this has proven successful. IT-Profile has over 9,000 ICT candidates in its database.