Deloitte : Ageing workforce
Career profiles include a useful gauge of experience.
Deloitte, the international accountancy firm, has a searchable index of careers profiles that includes length of experience.
Deloitte’s global careers site includes a bank of 441 People Profiles encompassing staff in all its services and locations. A search tool allows the profiles to be filtered by a combination of service (nine options, from Audit to Tax) and country/location (a progressive filter that drills down to city level). The matches are displayed in a table above the tool that includes a column for ‘Year joined’ as well as for name, position, country/location and city/town. Years featured run from 2008 as far back as 1992.
Up-down arrows next to the headings indicate that the matches can be arranged by individual criteria; ‘Name’ is the default setting, giving a list in alphabetical order. Profiles are opened by clicking on the name and the search results can be retrieved via a ‘Back to previous page’ link. Country career sites have the country set as the default location but retain the ‘all’ option for a global search.
Deloitte’s profiles bank is notably large but even more impressive is how it manages the numbers involved. This covers not just the logistics of producing a sophisticated user-friendly search tool but also the eye-catching inclusion of a length-of-service indicator.
A common shortcoming of career profiles is their lack of any chronological reference to give clues to career progression or freshness of the experiences described. ‘Year joined’ goes some way to bridging this gap, though the currency of profiles has to be inferred (from the inclusion of 2008 joiners) rather than is noted. It also provides a useful way for potential candidates to find people with similar employment miles on the clock. From Deloitte’s point of view it delivers a positive message about career development and company culture (look, people can and are happy to build a career here).http://careers.deloitte.com/glob/students/meetus.aspx
First published on 15 January, 2009