City of Johannesburg to adopt digital recruitment

The municipality will be digitising the recruitment process as part of an efficiency drive.

The City of Johannesburg Council has approved an HR decision to digitise its recruitment process.

The Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) of Group Corporate and Shared Services, Cllr Loyiso Masuku, says the city plans to use technology in filling vacancies. This council-approved decision is part of a range of measures to digitise municipal functions to use technology to improve operational efficiencies and make municipal operations digitally smart.

The Covid-19 pandemic set the municipality on a path to deploy digital tools to replace the traditional system of recruitment with a paperless one.

Cllr Masuku says digital recruitment is highly favoured for being cost-effective as opposed to the conventional hiring process, saving HR officials time and altering how the city recruits talent.

“Digital recruitment helps the city reach a wider audience from which suitable candidates can be selected and it improves how HR manages and monitors the recruitment process,” she says.

The city’s digital recruitment policy will enable applicants to apply for positions remotely by visiting the JoziNet website. Once on the portal, prospective candidates click on vacancies, and select the position they’re interested in and complete the online job application form.