FifthEdge launches its CRI to help construction and engineering sectors

FifthEdge has launched its Coronavirus Recovery Initiative (CRI) to aid the recovery of employers and employees in the construction and engineering sectors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Marcus Taylor, CEO and founder at FifthEdge

FifthEdge’s cloud-based platform, which commenced operations in 2020, has seen a number of high-profile construction and engineering companies subscribe to the service, seeking to increase recruitment capacity and reduce cost-to-hire. The platform has also attracted in excess of 35,000 candidates, both active and passive, looking to connect with companies for their next roles.

To assist both companies sourcing talent and candidates who have recently been made redundant or face uncertainty in their current roles, FifthEdge has launched its CRI. Employers and candidates can access the platform free of charge, connecting people who need jobs with employers looking to fill roles live and constantly updated.

Marcus Taylor, founder and CEO at FifthEdge, explained the decision to open the platform up: “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive effect on most industries around the world. We have set up a portal for anyone who is currently looking for a role in the construction and engineering sectors. Candidates can create an account, upload their CV and set their profile to ‘immediately available’. They will then be added to an always-live talent pool. FifthEdge’s AI system will contact candidates every 15 days to ensure their details are still up to date and find out if their status has changed.

“We’re giving companies free access to this talent pool, so they can see who is available right now. They will be able to review CVs and choose candidates who match their requirements, confident the information they are viewing is up to date.”

While FifthEdge would usually carry out an AI-driven, industry-specific, in-depth assessment of profiles and match candidates to employers, the CRI will see all candidates and companies added to the same portal. Therefore, companies will be able to view and connect with thousands of candidates.

Taylor said: “We’re all in this together, so we really just wanted to do our part to assist the region’s construction sector. We created a solution that connects people in the simplest way possible. If we can help people who have lost their jobs find roles with some of the companies working on projects in the region, we’ll be very happy with that.”

Candidates can sign up and create a free profile on FifthEdge’s website. Companies can also contact FifthEdge via the website to be given a free log-in to access the platform’s CRI portal.