GetHired.com, the most comprehensive video-based social recruiting platform and job board, on Sunday announced that it has raised $1.75 million in seed funding. GetHired.com is basically a free service that empowers job seekers to differentiate themselves in the hiring process by creating video and audio profiles to accompany their resume – while assisting potential employers with applicant discovery and management.
“Since job search came online nearly two decades ago, the space has not experienced significant innovation,” said Suki Shah, co-founder and CEO at GetHired.com. “Utilizing the latest advances in Web technology, GetHired.com is revolutionizing the hiring process for both employers and job seekers. From the initial job post, to the pre-screening and interview process, to ultimately hiring top candidates for open positions, GetHired.com saves time and money — serving as a partner to employers and job seekers in the modern online job search.”
The hiring process often costs employers thousands of dollars per open position – from the expense of posting an available job online, to the time it takes to sort through stacks of resumes and navigate the interview process.
“Job seekers who invest time and energy in completing more thorough job applications have an increased likelihood of getting interviews and getting hired,” said Chris Morrow, vice president of business development at Boston Medical Group. “GetHired.com provides a unique insight into applicants that has helped us to get a better sense of which job seekers have the skills best suited for our open positions. As a result, we have been able to hire candidates at a fraction of the time, and have saved tens of thousands of dollars in the process.”
The company claims it as the first job board to embed video and audio capabilities directly into its social recruiting platform so that job seekers can record and submit personal, dynamic responses to an employer’s most pressing pre-screening questions at the start of the hiring process. As a result, employers are able to quickly find the most qualified candidates for their organization, significantly saving time and money.