Bespoke videos added to recruitment service

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 15:45


The Johnston Press fixed price recruitment service,, has teamed up with CVSeeMe to provide a unique recruitment experience for businesses and HR professionals across the country. will now supply video profiles of shortlisted candidates to businesses filling job roles in addition to advertising vacancies and screening applicants.

This enhancement will be provided by the multi-award winning company CVSeeMe (including Best Newcomer to Online Recruitment, Best Innovation in Online Recruitment and Best Technical Innovation).

Each candidate’s video will last approximately 60 seconds and relate to the specific role they are applying for. This will allow recruiters and HR professionals to develop a more rounded appraisal of the skills of the applicants, ensuring they pick the best for interview and ultimately securing the role with the ideal person., launched in September 2012, is an online fixed price recruitment service designed to help businesses cut down on the time taken when recruiting new staff and to provide a cost efficient alternative to Recruitment Consultancies.

Employers submit their vacancy to and the team prepare a recruitment brief against which candidates can be matched. Promising individuals are then screened using a bespoke questionnaire and once the ‘Smart List’ is finalised, the employer can review the candidates and select the best for interview.

Stephen Anderson, general manager of, said: “We are very excited about having secured this exclusive arrangement with CVSeeMe. Within the recruitment industry, the quality of the CVSeeMe service is well recognised, and as the market for video CVs now reaches maturity, we believe it is an opportune moment to bring this product to a broader audience. The video CV proposition allows jobseekers to really sell themselves to recruiters and secure that first interview while also helping recruiters to select the very best candidates. The partnership with CVSeeMe allows to further enhance the unique value it is able to offer its rapidly expanding customer base.”

Keith Chaplin-Mabbutt, founder of CVSeeMe, said: “What attracted us specifically to TheSmartList was the fact that not only does it provide employers with a fixed fee recruitment solution, but as part of Johnston Press, one of the UK and Ireland’s largest publishers, the service is able to access over 200 newspapers, magazines and online platforms, enabling employers to benefit hugely from the strengths of Johnston Press’ established reach to generate applications and CVs.”