Emma Okonji

Following the declining global oil prices, which has continued to exert downward pressure on overall macroeconomic structure of the Nigerian economy, thus affecting organisational growth and profitability, U-Connect has launched a solution that will help employers recruit the right personnel that will drive growth in organisations, while cutting down on costs.

The solution, known as Gr8jobsng, seeks to bridge the gap between Jobseekers and employers and give them the ability to reach their full potential.

The Gr8jobsng platform provides an enabling structure that allows Job seekers the opportunity to present themselves in efficient and effective manner whilst capturing the attention of different employers. It also allows employers to effectively and efficiently select Job seekers that embody the values, competencies and experience, they are looking for. The platform is a key enabler to solving the recruitment and career progression challenges of both the employer and the jobseeker, which will positively impact on them and the larger Nigerian economy.

The solution is tailored to address the needs of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SME’s), multinationals companies and international companies by giving them access to top notch Human Resources (HR) service, qualified employees that will improve the quality of employment in their respective businesses and the country as a whole. Equipped to cater to Job seekers, employers and professional training institutes, the platform makes world-class HR services available, accessible and affordable to all users.

Speaking on the importance of the solution during its launch in Lagos recently, the CEO, U-Connect Human Resources Ltd, Mrs. Omomene Odike, said: “We strongly believe that these three groups hold the fate of the Nigerian economy and once we have an employable and equipped populace the full potentials of the country can be reached. To have built a solution that caters directly to them in helping them grow is a source of pride for us as a company.”

The first of its Kind in a time when it is greatly needed, the Gr8jobsng platform makes it possible for the entire HR services process to be rendered through the platform online without ever having to leave your home or offices. The platform offers various services to Jobseekers like free pre- assessment testing and video CV uploads to it premium subscribers among other services and recruitment, like outsourcing, pre-assessment testing, verification and training services to employers, among others, Odike said.

Professional training institutions are not left out as they have a platform to advertise their courses to potential participants and other subscription services, she added.
The platform also has a mobile application, which enables users to take the platform with them while on the move and is available for a free download on Blackberry, Android and Windows phones.

According to Odike, the platform is user friendly, reliable, secure and highly interactive. It can easily be accessed on www.gr8jobsng.com. With strong strategic alliance with Diamond Bank Plc., Ernst &Young, Microsoft Nigeria, Lagos Business School (LBS) and Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), the Gr8jobsng platform has proven its ability to bring all players in the HR value chain into a common market that provides international standard services at a fraction of the cost to all users, she said.

The Gr8jobsng is a product of U-Connect Human Resources Limited, a HR giant with over 12 years business experience in the HR world.