Malta | Jobsplus replaces ETC

Malta | Jobsplus replaces ETC

Jobsplus replaces ETC, alternatively known as Employment and Training Corporation, a houshold name it used since 1990.ETC Official Website

In tandem with the official change in the name and branding exercise a new website has been launched and includes a job-matching system as part government’s commitment to enhance and facilitate access to jobs and the labour market. The website is to facilitate jobmatching for jobseekers and employers.

Most of the old forms have been replaced with new forms and as a result the old links to the old ETC Forms have become deprecated. Yesitmatters.com is updating the necessary links on this website to the new Jobplus forms now in use.

Links:

Jobplus Forms

Jobsplus website

 


4 thoughts on “Malta | Jobsplus replaces ETC

  1. The JobsPlus website is terrible. Instead of merging data from the old ETC site, they forced registered employers to re-register on the Jobsplus site (a monumental waste of time) but you cannot use your company address, email as you could on the ETC site. Oh no, you have to register with your PERSONAL details then allocate a company! So any Super Administrator you register has easy access to all of your personal history! I don’t want my personal email address associated with my work. What if I leave? What if I drop dead? It is SO inefficient! And gone are the days of automatic acknowledgements when you submit engagement forms! I’ve been waiting almost a MONTH to receive an acknowledgement and despite numerous emails, I still haven’t gotten one! The thought of having to do this every single time I engage an employee is driving me to despair. Is it all being done manually at Jobsplus’ end? Surely not. In 2017. They got rid of a perfectly good, efficient website and replaced it with something that is nowhere near as adequate and has wasted a lot of employers time! Truly staggering incompetence.

    • I am sorry to hear that you found the Jobsplus website lacking – but I do have a couple of comments.

      It was necessary to require old users, employers ‘and’ individuals alike, to re-register for the new website due to there being major changes in the website’s overall structure and design (not only an aesthetic redesign).

      One of the various changes that occurred was that the new website formalized a secure and accountable process of user sign-up. It is no longer possible for some person on a computer to claim via a web-form that s/he represents So-and-So Co. Ltd. and then get defensive when contacted back to provide evidence of such.

      Now such a person needs to first sign up as an individual (or use e-ID to login) – and once verified ‘then’ apply as ‘a’ representative of the organization – complete with a delegation of authority form signed by one of So-and-So Co.Ltd.’s directors and him/herself – so as to become a super-administrator of the company.

      This arguably a modest improvement on security upon the previous website where one could create a “username” and password to share around the entire HR department.

      Once a single super-administrator is specified – having other individuals represent the company is simpler – as the super administrator approves (or declines) such requests by other persons.

      For as long as a super-administrator requires other such persons who want to access the company to sign up just as s/he did then, and does not volunteer the password for his or her own account – the individual’s details will remain secure and private.

      In the event that a super-administrator leaves, no other person gets access to his or her account – and either the new super-administrator removes the previous super-administrator’s access to the company in question – or the ex-super administrator or company representatives get in touch with Jobsplus to inform us that a person is no longer a representative of the organization. If nobody contacts Jobsplus or otherwise act to remove the previous administrator’s access – again – nobody would have access to his or her login and password – unless volunteered by the person him or herself.

      As regards engagements and all employment forms that are submitted online through the portal, direct-to-email acknowledgments occur after forms are processed and can be turned off entirely in the settings page. However once an employer submits an employment form s/he can go to the ‘Vetting Employments’ section within the ‘Engagement Manager’ section (or the section specifying the number of employees in a given company – on the user dashboard), through which one can see submitted employment forms and trace their status, and view/ print accordingly.

      There a user will not only see whether engagements and terminations are accepted, pending or rejected but may also preview the form in its present state – and may search the list using an individual’s name, surname and/or ID.

      As regards the processing of forms – there is a vetting process that needs to be done which applies to both online and offline submitted forms. Thus processing times may vary accordingly. Such processes applied also for the previous website.

      Since moving on from the previous website, the new one features both better security as well as added dynamic functionality in terms of the management of employees, vacancy creation and job matching functions, to mention but some of the more major feature rollouts.

  2. We have noticed that JobsPlus has added a new feature when we advertise for new employees through the ETC. The wage range on offer has become obligatory otherwise the request is not advertised on their website or at their offices. Why is this? Is this obligatory also on the newspapers when advertising on the classified?

    • You are correct, advertising with JobsPlus requires a wage range. I am informed that this is a JobsPlus policy and it is not yet a policy introduced by the newspapers. Potential employees are looking for jobs within a specific wage range and it is claimed that they are wasting their time attending interviews with potential employers when the wages on offer are nothing close to what they are seeking.

      For information purposes it is pertinent to note that currently this wage range JobsPlus policy does not extend to parastatal employment requests.


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