A new online system, MoLHR- Management Information Systems (MIS) has replaced the labour ministry’s existing online systems such as the job portal and LabourNet. It was launched yesterday.
Layog Lyonpo (Labour Minister) Karma Dorji said that the new system was integrated with other systems to gather data from the source to get accurate data to make informed and evidence-based decisions. “We’re hopeful the new system will help us in providing services faster, efficiently, and effectively.”
Lyonpo Karma Dorji said that the system could show the actual number of jobseekers, and track TVET and skills development trainees until they get employed. “The ministry is going to soon introduce compulsory job seeker ID to get any job in Bhutan to know the actual number of unemployed.”
MoLHR-MIS has four major systems: employment system, foreign workers management system, labour administration system, and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)-MIS.
Employment System is designed to manage the entire job search in one place; a new marketplace for job seekers and employers.
Job seekers once registered will be able to access hundreds of job listings and apply for jobs right away, it also enables them to build their curriculum vitae (CV) which will be matched with the jobs advertised.
For employers, they can post job openings with required details and the system allows the employers to scan for available talents on the portal, check CVs, and shortlist the candidates for job interviews.
The job seekers and employers through integrated MIS can also apply for various engagement and training schemes with the labour ministry.
The Foreign Workers Management System replaces the LabourNet and allows collection of foreign workers’ details at the time of submitting the foreign workers application form, which can be accessed by both the Department of Immigration and Department of Labour.
The employers can track applications and will also receive notifications.
Lyonpo Karma Dorji said, “It will help create a robust human resources management in the country through our newly created Department of National Human Resource Development.”
Labour Administration System allows the enterprises and individuals to file complaints about contraventions in working conditions and working environment, and carry out self-inspection.
Layog Lyonpo said that this system would ensure workplace safety and allows update of employer and employee data from the field.
Layog Lyonpo said that the system would make it possible for all job seekers to apply for skilling programmes and training available, shortlisting, selecting, and informing the applicants. “The system will also cater to tracer studies of the trainees and thus, enable after training support and necessary interventions.”
This system would also effectively manage the overseas employment of our workforce, Layog Lyonpo said.
A labour ministry official said that the system would improve transparency by minimising face-to-face interactions between the service providers and clients which would reduce bureaucratic discretion.
“There will also be an audit trail to ensure accountability on the approving officers by keeping track of the applications if anything goes wrong,” the official said.
The system was developed through the Skills Training and Education Pathways Upgradation Project (STEP-UP) funded by the Asian Development Bank.