How does Skills Connect actually work?
Once an employer loads a job profile and quote request onto the Skills Connect Quote Board, selected and preferred suppliers are able to quote against the Job Request. On acceptance of a quote response, an employer places an Order against the Quote. Candidates are submitted using Google Search Applications and once selected the Skills Connect Compliance module generates a Time Sheet which is tracked, approved on line, and linked in real time against the quoted price.
How much does it cost to implement and run Skills Connect?
Skills Connect is cloud based and feature rich which means that we can tailor our service specifically to your business requirements; therefore cost varies dependent on the level of functionality and integration. The costs can be structured on a low annualised service fee or a small weekly transaction fee when an employee is selected for work, which grants access to the system. Skills Connect does not require significant capital investment as it’s delivery is via the internet.
Who is EMS?
EMS stands for Employment Management Systems Pty Ltd. EMS is the company that created Skills Connect – a self managed web based procurement system that manages the recruitment life cycle from job tendering, timesheet management, auditing to management reporting. EMS licenses its Skills Connect portal to its partners for various regions and territories.
How do I contact Skills Connect?
Is Skills Connect a recruitment company?
No, Skills Connect is not a recruitment company. Skills Connect – a self managed web based recruitment system that manages the contract / casual / temporary / full-time employment life cycle from job tendering, timesheet management, auditing to management reporting and integration into financial and payroll systems.
What type of technology is required to implement Skills Connect?
All you need to use Skills Connect is a web browser. Skills Connect works on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox. Please contact us if you have further questions about using Skills Connect.
How secure is Skills Connect?
The Skills Connect system has been built from the ground up in the Microsoft ASP.NET web services software framework, by a Gold Certified Microsoft Partner and uses Google Search Applications for its main search engine supplied and integrated by DMSBT, a Google Preferred Enterprise Professional Partner. Skills Connect increases security compliance further as all data is stored in one secure server hosted with Rackspace, a global leader in secure hosting and data storage.
Will other people in my organisation, the HR department for example, know who we employ?
Yes Skills Connect gives visibility of the recruitment lifecycle to all who need it. Your HR department will be able to monitor all candidates as well as the quotations by each Recruitment Agency if required.
Can I compare quotes by different criteria, such as position profile and recruitment company?
I’m one of Company X’s preferred recruitment suppliers. Will I be able to keep my preferred supplier status to Business using Skills Connect?
Yes Company X has the option to select you as a preferred supplier so that the job requests are only seen by you which provides you with good relationship management opportunities with your client.
Will my quotation be seen by other Recruitment Companies?
No, only by the Business you prepared the quote for.
I’m a casual/temporary employee. Where do I enter my times worked?
By going to Skills Connect Login Page with your user id and password. You will see them there on your home page
Can I apply for a job on Skills Connect?
No. Skills Connect is not a Recruitment Agency and we work in reverse to any job board. By registering on the Skills Connect portal and uploading your details, CV and e-video link through YouTube, that is all that you need to do. Skills Connect is where the job finds you!
What if I forget to complete my time sheet before finishing work?
You can access Skills Connect from any internet connection and complete your time sheet online, which will then be automatically forwarded to your supervisor.