Compuways upgrades to a live feed
to better serve employers and candidates
 Compuways, a local IT
recruitment company has recently made an upgrade that substantially
benefits both its clients and job-seekers. By upgrading its Web
services to include a live RSS feed, Compuways now publishes jobs
and candidate profiles directly and instantly to the Internet.
Striving to give its clients the best services possible and stay
aligned with the latest technology trends, it has succeeded in
enhancing its service offering to its clients and job-seekers
through the benefits of the live feed.
exciting new feature enables employers to be notified almost
immediately when a certain skill becomes available in the market and
in turn also enables job seekers to be notified immediately when we
receive a job listing,” says Arnold Graaff, managing director
true beauty of the RSS feed also lies in the way subscribers can
access the feed from all standard feed-reader programs such as
Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Reader and Outlook to name but a
few, and to top it off the feed can be personalised from these
programmes to filter out the profiles that they do not want. Added
to this, both the jobs and candidates can be accessed and read by
other Web sites because they are posted in international XML format.
“This has opened up the possibility for HR departments with their
own in-house recruitment databases to import candidate profiles
which we recommend to them, and also allows for a better working
relationship between us and our recruitment partners who wish to
market their candidates' skills via the feed to our own clients.
advantages of the live feed have really benefitted our candidates
and employers by improving the communication between us and our
clients. With the instant response on the feed it means there is
literally no waiting time and our clients can receive the updates
they want as soon as they are posted,” adds Graaff
Compuways has also found that the live feed helps in ensuring that
clients get access to every opportunity on the system. In a typical
scenario it often happens that recruiter A receives a job
specification for which a candidate of recruiter B might qualify.
Now, regardless of whether recruiter B knows about the position or
not, the candidate will be informed through the RSS live feed.
Therefore the candidate becomes empowered and can apply for the jobs
best suited, not only the ones that the recruiter thinks are
second scenario that might occur is when a client or recruiter A
needs, for example, a Java developer; recruiter B has interviewed
some and is not aware of recruiter A's requirement. The client can
actually see this information on the RSS feed.."