Recruitment and hiring is becoming a hot space with a lot of players (new) coming in. I think companies are realizing that the traditional methods of posting on job boards / outsourcing to recruiters / phone interviews, etc. are not only time consuming but also costly.
I am listing a few startups classified into 4 categories.
Phone interviews are definitely time consuming and from our stats it’s easy to say that 7/10 candidates are rejected in the phone screen level. Here are startups like ovia, hiring simplified which helps helps in automating the process – the company needn’t spend any time.
There’s a new speed dating service hirelite (am a big fan of their blog) which helps you to quickly check if the person is the right fit for your company.
Interestingly a YC-backed startup hirehive was also doing something similar on this lines but has switched tracks now.
This is the 4th category where you test the real skills of the candidates by customized tests. Testing the programming skills of a candidate is done by codility, codeanthem and of course interviewstreet 🙂
There’s definitely a sign of change (for the good) in the way recruiting is done . Exciting times ahead!