Fit4jobs is a successful tool for recruiters

Fit4jobs is a successful tool for recruiters

Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association (LIKTA) in cooperation with the Ltd. Lattelecom Call Center successfully trained a group of young people and got them on internships in the city of Liepaja. One of the success factors was a close collaboration with the employer from the start and the employer’s involvement in all stages of the Fit4jobs training. Ltd. Lattelecom Call Center was searching for employees to work in the IT customer service. However, it is not always easy to find candidates with adequate understanding of IT and different equipment but also with strong social skills. The main challenge is to find someone who has the knowledge of technology and also good Russian language skills needed to work with clients in Latvia. Usually potential employees are young people aged 18-25 who have recently graduated from schools or universities, and have no work experience. The testing process, applied in the selection before interviews with potential candidates, was highly rated by the Latvian employer. During the training and internship period, the employer also used the tests with other candidates outside of the project to evaluate results and compare them between different training groups. Lattelecom has observed that trainees, who have reached more than 50% in Fit4jobs tests, have been successfully trained for acquiring the necessary skills and getting to understand the training materials. Candidates whose performance was less than 50% were also invited to participate in the training, but they had difficulties to perceive the training material and the training process was more difficult for them as a whole. Fit4jobs tests have proved to be an excellent start and a successful tool...
Fit4jobs participants in Lithuania exceed employers’ expectations

Fit4jobs participants in Lithuania exceed employers’ expectations

Fit4jobs participants in Lithuania have concluded their ICT training. All participants have had an opportunity to do internships in different Lithuanian companies as part of the project. Association Langas i ateiti, who is running Fit4jobs in Lithuania, is very pleased that many project participants have met or even exceeded expectations of potential employers and were offered permanent employment contracts. According to October data, 23 out of 37 project participants have started working in different companies after the Fit4jobs training. Association Langas i ateiti is closely in touch with youngsters who still haven’t found the permanent employment after finishing their participation in the project. Association Langas i ateiti continues talks with businesses to help the remaining participants to begin their ICT careers. Association Langas i ateiti is wishing Fit4jobs participants all the best of...