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RDB ProNet powers RIBA Appointments web site to help architects

RDB ProNet powers RIBA Appointments web site to help architects, architectural practices and agencies to target their specialist recruitment audience.

RIBA Appointments is the recruitment service of the Royal Institute of British Architects and provides both a recruitment agency and an online job board for firms and agencies to advertise directly to architectural staff. The challenge for First Choice Software was to integrate these services into one website running from RDB ProNet. The new job board is proving popular with clients of RIBA Appointments and agencies who can place and manage advertisements themselves. In addition it is now even easier for candidates to register their CV with RIBA Appointments and apply to the direct advertisers who appear on the site. Candidates are able to log-in and keep their details up-to-date and keep a track of all the places they have applied.

Paul Chappell, RIBA Appointments Manager, says he was impressed with First Choice’s ability to help them mould RDB ProNet to deliver a solution specific to RIBA Appointments’ needs. “The time we save on administration is huge. Candidate details are now automatically added to our database when registering online or applying to our jobs. This gives our consultants far more time to speak to candidates and employers and provide a faster, better service. First Choice has helped us increase our capacity where previously it was possible to be swamped by hundreds of responses per ad.”

First Choice focused on creating a great user experience for job board users. It’s easy to add and amend jobs, view and re-advertise previous jobs, as well as analyse activity statistics. Similarly, the process of applying for a job is clear and simple for candidates.

Martin Alen, First Choice Web Designer, commented: “The technical challenges were to ensure prompt notification processes so that advertisers have up to date business intelligence and reports. The driving force in the job board is its interaction with RDB ProNet which allows auto-publishing and eliminates the need for laborious extra steps like email.”

The attraction of the newly designed website means that RIBA Appointments can continue to improve the service it offers to its clients as a trusted recruitment consultancy and extend the facility to advertise directly on one of the market leading architectural job boards. 

www.ribaappointments.comsets new standards for a platform designed to manage both recruitment agency positions and direct company advertising within the same site.

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