Evidence of effectiveness
The portal provides more than 80,000 job vacancies. 28,000 employers are searching for a fitting candidate via the portal and 79,282 profiles of job seekers with CVs are registered. The number of users who used their account at least once is approximately 360,000. In addition, the webpage has on average 650,000 monthly visits. From the point of view of beneficiaries, the instrument, in addition to the quantitative indicators, monitors whether the withdrawn job offer have been filled or cancelled. At the individual level, the instrument for instance monitors the number of agents (an electronic search engine for suitable vacancies) sent to a candidate. When users changes their status from unemployed to employed, the users are asked to identify areas that has helped them in practice, with ISTP being one of the options. The continuation of the portal suggests that the authorities evaluated the instrument as successful. Unexpected costs stem from the nature of the instrument (IT system), which requires day-to-day maintenance and development of new tools.
Engagement of stakeholders
The role of Trexima (provider of ISTP services) is specified in an agreement on services with the Central Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family. The stakeholders' engagement and support arises from Slovakia’s commitments to the European Social Charter and ILO Convention on free provision of timely labour market information. Individual employers can sign up and publish job vacancies free of charge.