Today we are living in an on-demand economy. We look for instant gratification and prefer products and solutions which cut through time hurdles and inefficiencies. Every single individual or company now wants demands to be fulfilled in the timeliest of manner. Be it hyperlocal, ecommerce, home services or for that matter, even recruiting. Just-in-time is the mantra these days. Modelled on this concept was the Bangalore-based online recruitment firm, Hiree (Previously, MyNoticePeriod), which aimed to bring together recruiters and potential candidates actively looking to change their jobs.
Founded by Manjunath Talwar and Abhijit Khasnis, Hiree has a winning USP for both job seekers and employers. It only focussed on creating a curated database of active job seekers. So these were people who were either serving their notice periods or looking actively to switch or on a sabbatical. The idea was to cut down the considerable time that was lost in finding the right candidate, expedite the hiring process by aiding recruiters to make quick hires and simultaneously help active job seekers find better find better offers, super-fast.
The startup, founded in 2014, was rebranded to Hiree in May 2015 to expand the benefits of the platform to all categories of job seekers. On rebranding itself to Hiree from myNoticePeriod, Abhijit stated, “When we started myNoticePeriod, our aim was to reduce the hiring lead time for employers and give better offers to job seekers. We started with smaller target group of notice period candidates. Given the success and customer feedback, we are now expanding the benefits of the powerful hiring platform to all categories of job seekers. Hence the need for a new name which is ‘Hiree’. With Hiree.com we will grow even faster, add innovative features and deliver further efficiency gains for our users.”
How It Works
Registration on the portal is a simple one click process wherein the active job seeker creates his profile. Hiree has three types of candidates on its portals: one who are actively looking for jobs, second who are serving their notice period and lastly those who are available .i.e. either they are off a job or on a sabbatical. The startup’s own call centre does the verification of each and every potential job seeker. Additionally, the startup asks candidates to list their expectations upfront in order to better match them with the requisite jobs.
The startup employs a robust technology platform using big data and analytics, a pending patented technology which powers the search ranking, based on relevant factors. Active job seekers are categorized and ranked depending on many factors such as how active they are or their qualifications. This highly curated list is then available to recruiters who are looking to make a quick hire.