- Fast Company reports that the popular job board Indeed recently launched Indeed Prime which utilizes career coaches and consultants to help match the hardest to fill jobs with skilled talent in the software development markets.
- Once carefully vetted, only the top 5% of candidates are given access to this free support. Candidates are evaluated on their career background and ability to prove they have the right skills.
- Candidates in major metropolitan areas such as Austin, Boston, London, Seattle and New York have access to this service now, but Indeed has promised to open up more locations as the program gains traction.
It's interesting to see that a job board would take a keen interest in helping match the hardest to find talent with technology firms, and they would also invest in hiring consultants and career coaches to help. All of this is free for job seekers, and available to employers on a fee scale after a free trial.
Skill pipelines have been a consistent issue for STEM professions, which may be why Indeed is innovating in this area. Firms are coaching candidates to prepare them for long term placement with startups and highly desirable tech companies. The coaching approach has so far seen great success at other companies as it bridges the gap between employers looking for talent and skilled labor coming from alternative sources (aka anything outside universities).