By Matt Eyre, Candidate Marketing Manager
Since the beginning of the year we’ve been developing a brand new internal careers website for colleagues. This has now launched and you can use it to view and apply for internal jobs.
In my role as Candidate Marketing Manager I’ve heard feedback from lots of colleagues about how difficult finding and applying for internal jobs can be. Many of the people I spoke to were keen to build a career at Co-op, but had no reliable way of finding out about jobs that were suitable for them when they became available. They also found it really challenging to search for jobs on a site that typically has around 400 live jobs at any one time.
TalkBack tells us that more than 80% of our colleagues plan to be working for Co-op in three years’ time, but less than 60% believe there are opportunities available for them to progress their career. As recruiters, my team talks to Co-op leaders every day about exciting internal jobs, but getting the message to colleagues that these jobs are available has often been a challenge.
Our new internal careers site solves these problems with some simple features:
- Job alerts – that send notifications when jobs that may interest you are posted
- Improved search functionality – to help you quickly identify relevant roles near to you
- A CV builder – to help you create a CV you can use to apply for jobs
We’ve started small with the internal careers site, only including features we know will be useful to colleagues. But we’ll soon be adding a user research survey to the site so we can get colleagues’ feedback on what we’ve built. This could pave the way for more features and content in the future.
We’re hoping to launch the survey at the end of May, and I’d encourage you to take a few minutes to complete it once it’s live. Your feedback will help us to improve internal career mobility at Co-op.