Online Job Board Gets A Bit More High Tech
from the might-as-well dept
While HotJobs is now helping Yahoo actually show a profit, a lesser known job site, Guru, has decided to reinvent the whole online job seeking business. Instead of competing with simple job boards that just let people put up resumes and jobs wanted, Guru went high tech to try to compete with human recruiters and headhunters. They hired an industrial psychologist and an AI expert to help design a system that went well beyond a job board. People who put up resumes are asked a number of questions which the system uses to build a profile. Companies posting jobs are also asked a number of questions – which are then used to build an automated questionnaire/test which is sent to qualifed candidates. Based on how the candidates do, only the top three qualified candidates are passed on to the company. Guru says they do this for about one third the cost of a comparable head hunter. It certainly sounds like an interesting model. I would be curious, though, to see how well it worked in practice.