File this in the what-will-they-think-of-next category.
Imagine you’re a recruiter or a hiring manager in a growing company. Every morning you get a daily deal email…but it’s not for a half-price massage or $5 off a $10 purchase at your local cafe. And there’s none of sort-of-almost-witty commentary either.
Instead, the email contains five qualified job seekers in your area. And if you like any of their profiles, you can instantly view their video introduction, resume, and letters of recommendation.
Sounds pretty good?
That’s exactly what GetHired is doing, starting today in New York and expanding to other major cities across the U.S. by the end of the year. VentureBeat interviewed Allison VanNest of GetHired yesterday.
“Job seekers are discouraged because they feel that their resumes are falling into a ‘black hole’ and they are not getting any feedback from hiring managers,” VanNest said. “Hiring managers, on the other hand, are being inundated with resumes; they are looking for a way to pinpoint top talent quickly and cost-effectively.”
The new daily deal approach will help top talent stand out, according to GetHired. And says CEO Suki Shah, “employers are able to find the best candidates in a fraction of the time.”
There’s an incredible amount of innovation and investment happening in the recruiting space this year — in the past months I have featured Quixey, a company that gamifies recruiting; Wowzer, which uses video in innovative ways to help companies manage candidates; and enRecruit, which also uses video to help companies find the best talent.
GetHired is, at the very minimum, taking a new tack.
The company made Entrepreneur’s 2012 list of “brilliant companies” and was a finalist in the human resources–focused HRO Today’s iTalent Competition.
GetHired is based in Palo Alto and has raised $1.75 million in initial investments from a variety of angel investors, including John Suh, CEO of LegalZoom.com; Ralph Mack of Mack Capital, and Jeffrey Leonard, chief executive at the Global Environment Fund.
It has 14 employees and was founded January 30.
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