Classifieds site Ghana goes into recruitment

Ghana’s general classifieds site Tonaton has entered into the country’s recruitment sector in a renewed focus to help recruiters find talent as well as up its revenues in the dynamics classified sector.

Ghana’s which is run by Saltside Technologies means “buy and sell” in  Ghana’s Twi, and the jobs push is likely not a shift from its horizontal marketplace model but a heightened focus to take advantage of the country’s recruitment sector largely dominated by Ringier’s Jobberman. launched its new jobs portal at the recent HR Focus Conference and Awards.

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“Twenty years ago, the resume was a piece of paper,” said Mabel Adu, CEO of Beauty and Health services provider, Aloette Africa.

“Now, it’s a collection of all [candidate] data that can be found online. This helps employers to assess whether a person will fit the role specified for the job,” adds Mabel Adu, whose company recruits through the Tonaton jobs portal.

The new Jobs portal which was introduced to participants at the Conference has an improved user experience and comes with an updated interface enriched with tools and resources which will delight both Employers and job seekers.

The new portal, has a summary view with details on total and shortlisted applicants, and provides employers with the option to view ‘All, Active, and Expired’ jobs. It also has an updated design for improved display of important dates.

Employers can now shortlist and reject profiles to move them to the respective bucks to make progress on hiring for a position. The buckets for Inbox and Shortlist show the count of candidates in each of them.

Users can now bulk shortlist and reject profiles to become more productive. With enhanced Filter and Search features, productivity of the employer dashboard has been optimized. has also introduced a new concept of candidate profile. There are going to be hundreds of thousands of candidate profile in no time, as every applicant who applies for a job on our platform – will have a candidate profile.

These profiles are not seen by users as these are obviously private to the individual candidate. Only when a user applies for a job on our platform, is the profile is sent to the employer.

“HR is constantly ensuring we add value to the bottom line. This can be easily achieved if employers and recruiters adapt and move to modern recruiting technology faster,” says Janet Asomaning HR Manager at “Employers should invest in their hiring process to find rightly skilled people easily.”

“Which is why these new tools we have deployed on will allow recruiters and hiring managers to easily and affordably find, evaluate and organize top job candidates, while innovative assessment and filtering techniques will help provide a 360-degree holistic view of top applicants,” adds Janet Asomaning.

Tonaton believes it will succeed in the recruitment sector because of its dominance in the online classifieds space in Ghana with 35,000,000 visits month-on-month.

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