Whether or not you’re currently on the lookout for a job, it is likely that at some point you made a profile somewhere and still get emails from potential recruiters. On Linkedin, it might be in the form of private messages, from other portals, emails that evidently land in your update section in Gmail, should they escape the scrutiny of the spam folder.
But job portal Hiree, which was previously known as mynoticeperiod.com, seeks to change the way online hiring and résumés work. Hiree, which now claims to have close to 5 lakh job seekers, puts the focus on the fast hiring, and relevance.
“It takes far too long to hire people and our basic logic is to improve hiring efficiency. We’re geared to suit the recruiters’ needs. Our algorithm will show recruiters people who are actively looking, the ones who have the desire skills and can join quickly. If the recruiter finds that the results were not up to the mark, the system learns from that and adjusts itself next time around,” Abhijit Khasnis – Co-Founder & COO of Hiree tells IndianExpress.com.
Hiree maintains efficiency by putting an expiry date on profiles as well, unlike other portals where a profile can exist for years, decades really. “We don’t spam people with mails that this job might have open up, when they’re not looking. The advantage with this expiry date is that for recruiters it shows people who are interested, rather than just about everyone,” adds Khasnis.
Hiree’s co-founder says the job market always has two kinds of people, the active ones who are serious about switching, and the passive ones, who might just be browsing but not really interesting.
“For us, the idea is to connect the recruiter with these active job seekers and ensure higher rates of conversion for companieslooking to hire quickly,” says Khasnis. So how does Hiree verify that the people registering on its portals are really looking for jobs? Once a person registers, Hiree has someone from their call-centre call them back and verify the details that they might have submitted. Of course there’s a possibility that people will continue lying here as well, but Hiree says they do a lot of filtering once the job hunt starts.
Recruiters for instance are allowed to report if a potential job-seeker has been lying about their CV or notice period or any other detail. In case a profile is reported, Hiree also does a callback with the jobseeker concerned to sort out the confusion. Profiles that don’t live up to recruiter expectations in actual interviews get relegated towards the bottom pages in the search results. Hiree does not allow endorsements by friends, colleagues unlike say a LinkedIn.
And as with all things online, Hiree’s also seeing growth on the mobile front. While job-seekers were already on mobile, the new app from the company is also gaining popularity with the recruiters, according to its COO.
“For recruiters, the app is any day easier and it is notification based. You don’t have to keep browsing all day if you’re looking to hire people. The app sends notifications when a potential candidate profile comes up and for recruiters, this causes less of a headaches. Especially for startups, where you might have not have a lot of manpower, the notifications work to an advantage,” says Hiree’s co-founder.
So far Hiree’s presence remains in the metros with NCR and Bangalore leading. In terms of non-metros, Hiree says it has recruiters from Kochi, Nashik and Ahmedabad. However, in tier II and tier III towns, job seekers continue to outnumber recruiters.
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