Leading job matching site will utilize blockchain to remove recruiters and redistribute costly fees as 5% signing bonuses for hired candidates
Job.com, a premier job matching platform with over 60 million users worldwide, today announced that it will be progressing to a blockchain-based platform with the mission of entirely eliminating recruiters’ roles in the permanent hiring process. Building on the company’s 20 years of proven success, the transition to blockchain will allow hirers to reduce risk and recruitment cost.
The typical 20% fees charged for the recruitment process will now be reduced to only 6%. This will be payable by the hirer for employing the candidate, of which 80% of that fee is redistributed to the successful hire as a signing bonus. The new platform launch is set for Spring 2018.
Job.com co-founder Paul Sloyan said, “The last time the recruitment industry saw innovation was at the advent of the internet and it has been ripe for disruption for some time. With the current model, candidates and companies are spammed with fake listings, strung along by commission-driven recruiters, or inundated by irrelevant applications. Coupling blockchain with our existing job matching technology enables a much-needed shift, allowing us to remove recruiters from the equation entirely and focus on the only two parties in the hiring process that actually matter– the hirer and the jobseeker.”
With the benefits of a blockchain-based platform, Job.com will allow candidates to have increased privacy and control over their data such as contact information, experience, skills, and qualifications, in addition to the peace of mind that their resume will never be sold to third parties without their consent. Integrating blockchain will also give companies looking to hire access to Job.com’s proprietary matching technology, along with the ability to create highly curated shortlists of relevant candidates, negotiate benefits through smart contracts, and execute the hire.
Job.com co-founder Arran Stewart said, “When the recruitment industry first started decades ago, the purpose of the job recruiter was to match businesses and candidates in a manner that was a fit for both parties. Somewhere down the line, recruiters realized that there was more money to be made by taking the process hostage, charging commissions, and selling candidate’s data from the process. We are looking to displace these entrenched recruitment agencies because they have deviated from their intended purpose and are hurting the ability of hard working job seekers to find jobs, and for companies to find qualified talent cost-effectively. Job.com will make the hiring process more secure and rewarding for candidates, and cheaper and easier for companies to find the best talent, period.”
Once the new platform launches, companies will be able to utilize Job.com for free, which includes job advertising and jobs being matched with users with relevant resumes. Candidates are then able to apply for a company role of interest, which will appear in order of relevance according to the Job.com matching technology. Once a candidate applies, companies will be able to create shortlists of candidates they wish to interview. During the application process, the candidate’s personal information is kept entirely private until further details are required for hirer and candidate to make contact. Following a successful interview, negotiations around the candidate’s hire are conducted and recorded on the Job.com blockchain ledger through smart contracts, and once a candidate reaches the agreed probation period, they will receive a signing bonus from the company.
The Job.com team is led by co-founders Paul Sloyan and Arran Stewart, who have collectively spent nearly 30 years in the recruiting industry. Miko Matsumura and Strategic Coin are advising the Job.com Board.
Job.com is a blockchain-based job matching platform taking on the $638B global recruiting industry. With a mission of igniting the ‘Recruitment 3.0’ movement, Job.com allows companies and jobseekers to connect directly without the intervention of a recruiter as a middleman. Job.com offers a cheaper, streamlined approach for companies of all sizes to more efficiently find, place, and reward new employees without commission fees, while providing jobseekers a more secure way of finding a job with the opportunity to be rewarded with a 5% signing bonus. Learn more at www.job.com.