"I am a millennium ago, we did something wrong with the human resources market," said Ben Reuveni, co-founder and CEO of Workey, an Israeli career development and recruitment company. He says that, unlike the previous generation, millennia change jobs every two years, while Generation Z is even more versatile.
And although recent data collected by the US Department of Labor seem to contradict this, there seems to be little doubt that the way we look for our next job changes as recruitment moves online. l & # 39; increase.
Specifically, job search becomes more and more passive: people are not necessarily looking for a new job, but they are constantly open to their next career. At the same time, if this is too explicit, you run the risk of upsetting your current job status, especially if you are caught red-handed looking for work. No employer wants only staff members actively seeking to leave the ship.
To respond to this trend and potentially build a decent business in addition to the passive job search, Workey has built something that looks like a "Tinder for recruitment & # 39;
The iOS app, originally launched in the United States and Israel, takes the form of a chatbot to ask you a series of questions related to your current job and the types of opportunities that you are looking for.
It then uses machine learning to allow you to scroll through available job offers based on your potential career, while on the other hand, recruiters can browse your anonymized profile . If there is a matchmaking – that is, you are interested in opening a job and the recruiter is interested in you – both parties are introduced and an interview can be scheduled.
"During my own career, as a software engineer, I always wondered," Where do I see my career? "My co-founders and I realized that people hate this issue and decided to build Workey," Reuveni said. "Workey uses AI to compare your unique career history to millions of others to suggest highly personalized, open career opportunities in real time."
In terms of hiring, companies are currently looking for employees in a small pool of candidates. "Statistics show that 85% of the workforce is open to a new job, but only 12% of them are actively looking for one.This demonstrates the huge untapped potential that can be available to employees, "he says.
To this end, Reuveni claims that more than 300 companies already use Workey. They include large technology companies such as WeWork, Dell EMC, Oracle and Yahoo. Startup generates revenue by charging per successful candidate, but, upon request, also experiment with a subscription model.