|By PR Newswire||
|May 22, 2007 11:00 AM EDT||
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Vurv Technology (formerly Recruitmax), a global provider of technology and services for building great workforces, announced today that Opportunity International Savings and Loans Limited (Opportunity Ghana) has selected Vurv Express Recruitment, part of Vurv's SMB product line, to optimize and streamline the company's talent acquisition process. Opportunity Ghana, a non-bank financial institution dedicated to serving the poorest of the working poor, is the first company headquartered in Ghana to apply technology to the recruitment and selection process.
Opportunity Ghana chose Vurv Express Recruitment to address the challenge of hiring top banking professionals with limited recruitment resources. The technology has already improved the quality and quantity of applicants and is allowing Opportunity Ghana to better match candidates with appropriate positions. The company is also utilizing this technology to help better determine a candidate's cultural fit within the organization, all while saving time and reducing overall talent acquisition cost.
"Finding and developing talent in this market is a major challenge," said Effie Cooke, Head of Human Resources for Opportunity Ghana. "Our recruiting and hiring processes are decentralized and each manager is responsible for his or her own recruiting and hiring. By using Vurv Express Recruitment, we have been able to identify top talent quickly and with increased efficiency."
"Finding great talent is a challenge for companies around the globe," said Derek Mercer, Vurv's CEO. "We're honored to be selected as the first web- based recruitment system in Ghana and look forward to helping Opportunity Ghana fulfill its mission of finding and developing great people."
Opportunity Ghana, licensed by the Central Bank of Ghana, has over 300 employees and serves more than 100,000 micro and small entrepreneurs with loans, deposits and other financial services. Currently, the company is the highest capitalized savings and loan company in Ghana with clients in the active trading, manufacturing, agriculture, food and service industries.
About Opportunity International
Opportunity International, one of the world's largest and fastest growing microfinance organizations, is committed to solving global poverty. The organization serves over 960,000 poor entrepreneurs in 28 developing countries. Opportunity International is a pioneer in offering small business loans, savings, insurance and training in basic business practices to women and men living in chronic poverty. Founded in 1971 as one of the first microcredit lenders, Opportunity International provides small loans - sometimes as little as $50 - and other services that allow poor entrepreneurs to start or expand a business, develop a steady income, provide for their families and create jobs for their neighbors. Opportunity International has U.S. offices in Oak Brook, Ill. and San Diego. For more information, visit http://www.opportunity.org/.
About Vurv Technology
It's all about the people! At Vurv Technology, formerly Recruitmax, we believe the fusion of individual creative energy, talent and passion with the organization's purpose, mission and values creates an unstoppable force for success. With technology for recruitment, onboarding, performance, vendor and compensation management, Vurv is revolutionizing the way top organizations around the world invest in their people to accomplish the awesome. Feel the creative energy, talent and passion at http://www.vurv.com/.Vurv Technology, Inc.
CONTACT: Jaime Spuhler of Vurv Technology, +1-904-493-8851,