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The Reliable Worker service brings job seekers and tenderers together more effectively

In Vastuu Group's service, jobseekers can share their information with parties of their choice. The employer receives the job applicant's information directly into their own HR and recruitment system, and the training provider finds the jobseekers looking for training. Sharing information benefits all parties, but the data always moves on the jobseeker's terms. 


What if jobseekers didn’t have to enter their information separately into the HR and recruitment systems of different employment promotion services and employers, or spend hours researching the training opportunities in their area? Or if the employer could see the up-to-date information on the hygiene passport or first aid card directly from the jobseeker’s job seeker profile?

The Reliable Worker service makes this possible. The jobseeker gives the service permission to retrieve data on their skills, education and other information from different registers, and they can also supplement them with the information they want. In addition, jobseekers can give permission for the service to share their data with services they have chosen to support their employment, such as personnel services, expertise banks and training providers.   

The benefits are clear. Job seekers and tenderers find each other more easily. At the same time, a network of jobseekers, employment services, employers and training providers is created.  

“Jobseekers can share their information with recruiters in 45 seconds instead of 45 minutes because they do not have to enter it separately on the systems of different recruitment services,” explains Petri Tuomela, Product Director at Vastuu Group, the company that developed the service.   

Based on the applicant’s data, the AI built into the service searches for and compiles recommendations for the vacancies listed on job portals and expertise banking services and helps to find education providers and employers in their own local area. In accordance with the MyData principle MyData The term MyData refers to: 1) a new approach, a paradigm shift in personal data management and processing that seeks to transform the current organisation-centric system to a human-centric system; 2) personal data as a resource that the individual can access and control. Personal data that is not under the respective individual’s own control cannot be called MyData. Open term page MyData concerning the management and processing of personal data, job applicants can decide what information the service receives about them and with whom it can be shared.    
“Jobseekers can easily keep track of who the information has been shared with. For example, if an applicant finds work or wants to make other changes to their consent, they can stop sharing data with parties of their choice at any time,” says Tuomela.   

Jobseekers will get better help in finding a job  

According to Tuomela, data that flows smoothly between different actors shapes the job search environment. Employment and training services reach an increasing number of people looking for work and training opportunities.  

“If it is easy to find services and share their own information with them, jobseekers no longer just queuing up for services, but services can offer their support to a wider group of jobseekers than before,” Tuomela explains.  

He says that the most valuable thing is that jobseekers also receive more extensive support for job seeking and competence development.  

“Personal support is still important when looking for a job. The digital service does not replace it, but complements it.”  

The aim is to build a network that promotes employment  

The long-term aim is to create a network of services promoting employment, employers, training providers and future employment regions, where data flows smoothly also across the borders of employment areas and benefits all parties.  

At the moment, a reform of TE Services is underway, which will see employment services transferred from the current 15 Employment and Economic Development Offices to municipalities and the employment regions of several municipalities.  

Tuomela believes that this is a valuable service for public employment services.  

These areas are best known to the local population and the local business community.  The City of Seinäjoki is one of the first to introduce the service.  

“We can help municipalities and employment regions identify employers, services that promote employment and training providers in their area. When we bring the operators in the area to the service, they will be even easier for jobseekers to reach. The orientation of applicants to training and services promoting employment in employment regions will improve.”  

Building a network is not an easy task, but it is significant, as there are few examples of it, even internationally.  

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