Recruitment and hiring is becoming a hot space with a lot of players (new) coming in. I think companies are realizing that the traditional methods of posting on job boards / outsourcing to recruiters / phone interviews, etc. are not only time consuming but also costly.
I am listing a few startups classified into 4 categories.
- Application Tracking system (ATS)
- Social networking for jobs
- Automate Video / Phone interviews
Phone interviews are definitely time consuming and from our stats it’s easy to say that 7/10 candidates are rejected in the phone screen level. Here are startups like ovia, hiring simplified which helps helps in automating the process – the company needn’t spend any time.
There’s a new speed dating service hirelite (am a big fan of their blog) which helps you to quickly check if the person is the right fit for your company.
Interestingly a YC-backed startup hirehive was also doing something similar on this lines but has switched tracks now.
- Online Tests – Programming tests / aptitude tests, etc
This is the 4th category where you test the real skills of the candidates by customized tests. Testing the programming skills of a candidate is done by codility, codeanthem and of course interviewstreet 🙂
There’s definitely a sign of change (for the good) in the way recruiting is done . Exciting times ahead!