We are living in interesting times: an app that says 'Yo' gets $1 million in funding, while worthy products (remember RemarkableHire?) languish. Every so often I like to look around and see who is actually doing something interesting in online recruiting...and surviving. So let's take a look:
- Joberate: a recruitment marketing platform that includes predictive analytics (where should you put that job posting?) and 'on demand' marketing to multiple channels.
- Foosle: a job board that has video interviewing 'baked in' to its offerings; also allows candidates to create video profiles.
- Throng: OK, I'm cheating a bit here - Throng is not a site, but an app for job searching. It also includes a geolocation feature, as well as chat and semantic matching.
- Entelo: It's another recruitment marketing platform, also with predictive analytics, plus some social data aggregation for candidate profiles and a special diversity sourcing tool.
- Ascendify:Yep, another recruitment marketing platform (cloud-based) that also features mobile apply, a candidate nurturing tool, and a referrals tool.
- Archinect: This is a community site focused on architects (it's been around since 1997). It has tons of content (much is user-generated), blogs, forums, and special areas devoted to competitions and academia. Plus jobs, of course.
- Doximity: Another community site, this time focused on doctors. Doximity has attracted plenty of funding, and claims 1 in 3 doctors are members. Lets doctors get paid for second opinions, and also offers a HIPPA-compliant fax system.
- WorkHands: This site focused on skilled trades (plumbers, electricians, etc.). They can build online or offline profiles/resumes, and also tap into product reviews, apprenticeships info, schools and training, and so on.
- BetterWeekdays: A 'career management platform' for candidates; includes personal career coaching, assessment, and 'culture-informed' matching. Yep, candidates pay for this, too.
- TheMuse: A job search site that is really all about company profiles with LOTS of videos and photos. Interesting twist: TheMuse actually does the work of creating the company videos.
- Hired: A site focused on the tech industry; claims to accept only 5% of the candidates that apply to join. It's actually a recruiting agency that uses these candidates to fill jobs and charge 15%.
- Smarterer/Flock: What a name. It's an assessment site (individuals or teams) that also includes training. I'm betting it will link assessments to hiring soon.
That's just a taste, by the way. Several services/sites changed their offerings/names/model during the three weeks I was doing research. A sign of the times! Take a look, see how they work, and if they give you ideas for your recruiting.