Palo Alto startup GetHired.com announced this morning they have secured $1.75 million in seed money to launch a video and social-centric platform for hiring.
The free service allows job seekers to add video and audio profiles to their resumes while offering employers a streamlined finding process via a social applicant tracking system.
In this way they say they are “reinventing the way that employers and job seekers connect in today’s digital world,” according to a company statement this morning.
“Since job search came online nearly two decades ago, the space has not experienced significant innovation,” said Suki Shah, co-founder and CEO at GetHired.com. “Utilizing the latest advances in Web technology, GetHired.com is revolutionizing the hiring process for both employers and job seekers. From the initial job post, to the pre-screening and interview process, to ultimately hiring top candidates for open positions, GetHired.com saves time and money -- serving as a partner to employers and job seekers in the modern online job search.”
Pointing to the high cost of recruiting, GetHired aims to offer employers savings by cutting out the cost of posting a job while decreasing the amount of time it takes to sift through hardcopy resumes.
The company also says it is the first to allow users to directly embed audio and video responses to an employer’s pre-screening questions directly into their profiles.
“Job seekers who invest time and energy in completing more thorough job applications have an increased likelihood of getting interviews and getting hired,” said Chris Morrow, vice president of business development at Boston Medical Group, in a statement Monday. “GetHired.com provides a unique insight into applicants that has helped us to get a better sense of which job seekers have the skills best suited for our open positions. As a result, we have been able to hire candidates at a fraction of the time, and have saved tens of thousands of dollars in the process.”