New models, different tacks, and all that: online recruiting innovation

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:

  • Joberatea 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.
  • ThrongOK, 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. 
  • ArchinectThis 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.
  • WorkHandsThis 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/FlockWhat 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.

Views: 534

Comment by Matt Charney on July 2, 2014 at 8:41am

Jeff - this is an awesome run down of some of the best tools on the market.  Can't thank you enough for writing these up and featuring some of these awesome talent technologies for the recruiters and sourcers on this site - a few new ones on here for me to check out, too, so thank you.  It was great seeing you in Orlando; appreciate your continued support of RecruitingBlogs and amazing advocacy for our industry.


Comment by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on July 2, 2014 at 8:44am

You are most welcome!

Comment by Matt Charney on July 2, 2014 at 9:46am

PS: I like that you call out Smarterer for its name, but it's backed by a company with an even sillier name: Google.

Comment by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on July 2, 2014 at 9:51am

and since I did the original research, they seem to have backed off the name and are focusing on 'Flock'. But man - double 'er' - not easy to say or see!

Comment by Keith Halperin on July 2, 2014 at 1:10pm

Thank you very much for this list, Jeff. Do you have access to the names of additional new companies that you've researched? I'm very interested in finding out about recruiting product/service startups.



Comment by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on July 2, 2014 at 2:04pm

Keith, my best advice is follow my blog ( Every 2-3 months I round up the most interesting sites. I gather the info from a bunch of different sources. - Jeff

Comment by Keith Halperin on July 2, 2014 at 7:44pm

Thankyou very much, Jeff. Much appreciated.


Comment by Anna Brekka on July 2, 2014 at 8:23pm

very cool and thank you

Comment by Peter Clayton on July 7, 2014 at 10:11am

Great List Jeff. I would add: (crowdsourcing recruiters / candidates) (how to do ATS - clients include Uber and Airbnb, Pinterest) (recruitment analytics platform - similar to Joberate - where to spend your recruiting $$)


You need to be a member of RecruitingBlogs to add comments!

Join RecruitingBlogs


All the recruiting news you see here, delivered straight to your inbox.

Just enter your e-mail address below


RecruitingBlogs on Twitter

© 2023   All Rights Reserved   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service