The Fire Service College is now the official reseller for ‘SIFT™ for Firefighter’

The Fire Service College is now the official reseller for ‘SIFT™ for Firefighter’, an online recruitment process used by a large number of UK Fire & Rescue Services, and developed by a&dc one of the world’s leaders in behavioural assessment and development.

Screening Individuals for Fit and Talent (SIFT™) has proved to be an important turning point in recruitment for the Police and the Fire & Rescue Services with nearly a third of these organisations having used it in the past three/four years to support their recruitment campaigns.

This is because it has allowed services to reduce the time and cost of managing campaigns whilst also making them fairer and more attractive to potential applicants.

It has enabled services to promote their vacancies to a much wider audience and improved the access to the application process by making it available online 24/7. Automating the administration gives you the facility to process and sift thousands of applicants with minimal effort to produce a shortlist of candidates that are most suited to the role.

“The whole process was amazingly easy.  We had a team of three people working on this for a week and we processed 6013 applications.   I worked out that we saved £49k in staffing costs because there was no manual assessing or inputting.” Gill Goss – Whole of Wales Recruitment Project Manager.

“It had been 8 years since our last recruitment drive and we were expecting large numbers of applicants.  If processed in the same way as in 2009 it would have taken up an enormous amount of resources, which we could ill afford in these days of budget cuts, using SIFT, the cost for the initial sifting was reduced to about £6 per candidate, a 65% reduction in cost.” Audrey Gilding - Devon & Somerset.

Tim Jackson, Sales & Marketing Director, Fire Service College says “My recent move from a&dc to the College allows me to concentrate on increasing the support we can offer to fire services who, for the next year or so, are going to be very busy recruiting. The customer support provided by both a&dc and the College seems to have been rated highly by those using SIFT so I’m very pleased to be able to continue to offer this combined service from the College.”

For more information about SIFT for Firefighter please contact our Attraction and Selection Manager Emma Carr on 01608 812147 ecarr@fireservicecollege.ac.uk

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