Jobnet and applications on Jobnet
Jobnet is a website and online jobbank for jobseekers, employers and caseworkers for whom the job centres provide service. Jobnet has a number of functions which altogether support the national employment policy.
Jobnet is a website of Danish job centres for all jobseekers and employers in Denmark. Jobnet enables you to search for jobs from among thousands of job vacancies or to find new employees. Jobnet has more than two million visitors every month. At Jobnet you can also find information on job seeking, training and recruitment of new employees.
Jobnet offers a transparent, nationwide and broad marketplace in which jobseekers and employers can quickly and efficiently find each other – helping to bring about the perfect match.
Jobnet plays an important role as an effective tool in supporting national employment policy because it helps caseworkers generate focus on jobs and job seeking. Jobnet offers a wide range of interactive self-service tools which reduce the administrative burden on job centres.
Jobnet gives the unemployed ownership of their own data. Both Jobnet and My Plan (see below) aim to provide members of the public with a transparent job seeking tool by making all case information available online in real time. This furthermore serves to support responsibility and empowerment strategies.
Jobnet for Employers (Jobnet for Arbejdsgivere)
Jobnet for Employers is the employers’ digital entry to the Jobcentre. (Jobag.jobnet.dk) The new updated version of Jobnet for Employers supports a faster and more accurate match between jobseekers and employers. Employers can fast and easy post job vacancies and search for candidates among the 150.000 CV’s on Jobnet.
The employers can search for specific skills or qualifications among candidates (e.g. search for “MIG-welding”) among all jobseekers on Jobnet. If the employers do not find the candidate they are looking for they can create a CV-agent that will notify them when a CV for a matching candidate is uploaded on Jobnet. Employers can also save interesting CVs or write a note to colleagues in the same company.
My Plan is both a plan and an agreement between the jobseeker and their employment councillor on the goal of re-entering the labour market and how to go about this.
The plan itself sets out the goals (e.g. a career as teacher or manager), and what the jobseeker has to do to achieve these goals (e.g. participate in relevant courses and apply for a certain number of jobs). It is an agreement because it clearly defines what the jobseeker has to do in order to show that he or she is available for work, which is a legal condition for receiving unemployment benefits.
Joblog is a combined journal and calendar – a place where the jobseeker has to register all job seeking activities they have undertaken and to plan future job seeking activity.
The idea behind Joblog is to encourage the jobseeker to plan ahead and thereby commit to future job seeking activities. Studies show this has a motivating effect.
As a jobseeking tool, Joblog offers the councillor an opportunity to prepare for interviews because it gives full access to all Joblog data. This enables councillors to use the upcoming job seeking activities as a relevant starting point in the interview with the jobseeker, and means they are equipped to avert any mistakes before they occur. Joblog also gives the councillor the opportunity to closely monitor the level of job seeking activity – and to step in at an early stage with an intervention if necessary.
Jobseekers are given the opportunity to book interviews and meetings at the job centre via the self-service facility on Jobnet.dk.
Self-service booking places greater responsibility on jobseekers, thereby encouraging them to assume responsibility for ensuring that the duration of their period of unemployment is kept to a minimum. At the same time, the self-service facility provides jobseekers with the option to demand a specific service from the job centre.
Profiling tool (Profilafklaringsværktøjet)
The profiling tool presents newly unemployed citizens with a questionnaire. The answers from this questionnaire are used to provide feedback on job seeking strategy and also act as a basis for the initial meetings jobseekers have with employment councillors. The feedback from the profiling tool is also used by the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment to support analysis of the Danish labour market.
The profiling tool is part of a broader program aimed at supporting an evidence-based approach to labour market policies. The program also includes initiatives to support a progression-based approach to jobseekers at risk of long-term unemployment or to provide evidence-based feedback to specific employment councillors.