HR gets helping hand with job seeker app and 'corporate fit' website
- Human resources’ job might just have gotten a little easier with a new app, Vanda, and a new website, Cloverleaf, reports WCPO-TV of Cincinnati.
- Vanda helps companies find ideal job candidates by looking for matches with the company’s job description and desired skills. Developer Adam Koehler said that Vanda acts like an HR department that looks for candidates matching the position as opposed to a traditional job posting that waits for potential candidates to respond.
- HR can use the website, Cloverleaf, to find out if employees are a good fit for a company’s culture. Darrin Murriner, the website's co-creator, said the app provides companies with tools for evaluating employees’ strengths and personalities to determine how well they fit in a company’s culture. Murriner said companies could use Cloverleaf as a recruiting tool, but that it was created to assess the best environments and productivity levels for employees on a company’s teams. The app and the website are in beta-testing stages with plans to launch next year.
Traditional job-posting methods don’t seek out the appropriate candidates. Instead, positions are posted for countless job seekers to see and respond, whether or not they have the right skills and credentials for the job. Most, in fact, won’t. Vanda could reduce the time needed to review resumes and select candidates because it looks for certain credentials and, by default, automatically weeds out unsuitable job seekers.
Cloverleaf would be a useful tool for evaluating job candidates before they’re hired. Company fit can be key to an employee’s overall success on the job. Two employees with the same skills, education and experience might not be suited to the same company’s culture. A tool that not only allows employers to hire the right candidates, but also factors in a company’s culture can produce a more complete match.