Meridian Business Support launches new website
Recognising the need for a user-centric approach to the candidate journey, Meridian has created a new website, with personalisation at its core. The new site has the ability to learn from the interaction of site users, instead of only offering candidates personalised content based on their browsing behaviour and profile information.
The website incorporates the latest technologies and software, including the ability to integrate candidate social media profiles to build instant jobseeker profiles, fully cloud-based web development and compatibility without loss of functionality across mobile, tablet and desktop devices. This means candidates and job seekers can access their profiles, apply for jobs and change job alert preferences whenever they want to, from wherever they are – a significant development with a reported 89% of jobseekers using mobile devices to search for new roles (Glassdoor, 2014).
On the launch of the new website, chief executive, Mark Mitchell comments: “When the recession took hold in 2008, there was an abundance of candidates and a shortage of jobs. Today, we have come out the other side of the recession and the UK economy and its businesses are growing. However, it is a reality that this success and growth is being stunted by a shortage of candidates, with a record number of job vacancies available and a shortage of candidates to fill them.
“The job seeking journey is an emotive one for candidates, and as such the experience during the process is of paramount importance, particularly when there is a shortage of candidates. At Meridian we always strive to raise the bar and take a forward-thinking approach when it comes to recruitment. This includes putting the candidate experience first at every stage of the process, as we believe this is the best way to match client and candidate preferences in order to ensure that the best applicants are placed.”
Recruitment specialist Meridian Business Support opened its first branch at Roberts House in Altrincham in May 1989, where the company’s head office still resides today. The company has grown significantly over the last 26 years, and is now generating revenues of over £120 million, with Altrincham hosting the hub office for 66 branches located across the UK’s major towns and cities.