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Portland Rose Accounting & Tax Company
Tax Firm Gets iMatchSkills Return
Elaine Elsea, President
Elaine Elsea, President
Find out how this recruiting tool saved time and money
 
The Portland Rose Accounting and Tax Company was strictly a family business, until one day when a family member left the firm. That put owner Elaine Elsea in unfamiliar territory – it would be the first time she would need to hire a staff member from outside the family.
 
Elaine quickly realized that hiring an employee can be a daunting and expensive task. She considered listing her receptionist opening in the newspaper and also contacted a commercial online recruiting service. “The idea was ridiculous,” Elaine said, “with the fees they were charging.”
 
Then one of Elaine’s customers handed her a flyer they received in the mail with their tax notice from the Employment Department, a WorkSource Oregon partner. It advertised a new online recruiting tool called iMatchSkills.
 
“I’m going online,” she decided, “and see what it’s all about.”
 
Even though Elaine labels herself as “Internet lame,” within a few minutes she was signed up and ready to start the recruitment process. “It prompted me as I answered all the questions, she said. “It was like a test where I knew all the answers - like riding a bike - so incredibly easy.”
 
Elaine worked with her daughter Jackie to set up the job listing so candidates would send resumes by e-mail or FAX. She accessed her firm’s account and listed the receptionist position Thursday afternoon, and by Friday morning she got a call from staff at the Gresham Employment Department with some tips on how to maximize the online listing.
 
After the call, Elaine had her first résumé within 30 minutes. “Then they just started pouring in,” she said. The iMatchSkills listing generated over two dozen candidates that Elaine quickly narrowed down to the top four to interview.
 
“The fourth one was ‘it’. All of them were very well qualified. I was amazed.”
 
After the hiring process, Elaine got an invitation from Gresham Employment Department office to their open house. There, she met the people behind iMatchSkills and learned about other valuable services. Turns out, she’s already using one in her daily business – the Oregon Tax Employer Reporting System (OTTER), an “awesome” software program, according to Elaine, that she uses without charge to report her customers combined payroll taxes.
 
Would Elaine use the services again?
 
“I’ll definitely use the services again. Employment is there to help.”
 
Find out how the Oregon Employment Department, a WorkSource Oregon partner, can help your business find quality applicants with iMatchSkills. It´s easy, convenient, and the service is pre-paid through employer payroll taxes. That´s right - there is no additional cost for you to use this great new service. The iMatchSkills site is available to businesses and job seekers at no additional charge by visiting www.WorkingInOregon.org . To find the nearest WorkSource Oregon Center or Partner – click HERE.

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