Talent and career management firm Right Management, a division of ManpowerGroup, and personal branding company Workfolio have announced a partnership to provide personal websites to transitional candidates. The Workfolio technology is part of Right Management’s Career Transition and Outplacement services.
“Right Management’s Outplacement and Career Transition solutions, combined with Workfolio’s personal website technology platform, are unmatched and offer innovative value to employers faced with headcount reductions,” said Bram Lowsky, Right Management’s group executive vice president and global head of Career Management. “Employers can be assured their transitioning employees have access to the latest technology to help them break through the clutter and competition to land that next job quickly. What’s more, Right Management’s career coaches help candidates reach their full potential and create a brand presence that celebrates that potential on personal websites and throughout the entire interviewing and selection process.”
Cyber-vetting is a growing trend among hiring managers with 56 percent citing personal websites as the most impressive tool candidates can use in their job search (according to a Workfolio survey of 300 hiring managers). A survey of 1,200 individual candidates found that only 5 percent of job candidates have a personal website.
The self-service web app allows candidates to quickly create websites while incorporated custom colors, backgrounds, and font styles. Each template features personal domains, email addresses, file and media hosting, traffic analytics, promotional tools, and magazine-quality blog. Users can also access LinkedIn profiles to transfer career details between the sites.