March 12, 2021 – Job aggregator Indeed has launched the Indeed Hiring Platform, a new solution that allows employers to manage the hiring process, from posting through interview, directly on Indeed, with no additional software. The new platform was designed to shorten the time it takes to get candidates into jobs. “With Indeed Hiring Platform, employers can reach 80 percent of US job seekers through the combined networks of Indeed and its sister company Glassdoor,” Indeed said. “In one integrated experience, employers can automate the process of sourcing, screening and scheduling interviews with quality candidates into Indeed’s video interviewing technology, Indeed Interview.” Through the Indeed Hiring Platform, employers set objective screening criteria, so any job seeker whose skills are a match has the opportunity to interview directly through the platform.
“At Indeed, our mission is to help people get jobs, and this past year that mission has been more vital than ever,” said Chris Hyams, CEO of Indeed. “In response to the pandemic, last year we launched Indeed Interview to make it safe and effective for job seekers to interview over video. Now we’ve connected the dots from job search directly to interview, making hiring simpler, faster, and more human. Our vision is to make getting a job as easy as pushing a button, and Indeed Hiring Platform gets us one step closer.”
“The direct connections enabled by this solution solves real problems for job seekers and employers,” said Maggie Hulce, senior vice president at Indeed. “We eliminate administrative tasks, like reading resumes and scheduling interviews, that slow the hiring process for employers. We also give job seekers a direct path to showcase their skills and qualifications to recruiters and hiring managers.”
“When you have to rapidly grow or rebuild your workforce, the traditional approaches for sourcing candidates, reviewing resumes, and manually scheduling interviews feel painfully slow.” said Ms. Hulce. “It’s a better experience for both the job seeker and employer if you automate the steps that lead to the interview so the human connections needed to make hires happen faster.”
Over three million employers use Indeed to find and hire new employees, making Indeed the largest job site in the world. More than 250 million people each month search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies on Indeed.
Virtual Hiring Tour
Indeed recently launched Virtual Hiring Tour across the United States, with a goal of getting 20,000 people hired. This virtual tour is free for job seekers and participating employers and includes a wide range of companies and open positions. “With unemployment at record high levels, our mission of helping people get jobs has never felt more important,” said Mr. Hyams. “This Virtual Hiring Tour is designed to help people from all backgrounds – essential workers to licensed professionals – quickly find roles, in a way that is safe and effective. We are excited to partner with so many of our clients to get people across the country into these available jobs as soon as possible.”
In addition, Indeed’s strategic partner Goodwill Industries International is helping job seekers who want to participate be set up to succeed. Goodwill has been working closely within its communities to ensure that job seekers are aware of and prepared for Indeed’s Virtual Hiring Tour with one-on-one coaching and virtual workshops. Job seekers include people in need of skills training, career counseling and other wraparound support services such as digital skills, as a result of being unemployed, underemployed or facing challenging life transitions.
“Even before the pandemic, millions of people were stuck on the employment sidelines, struggling to find work. Today, they are even more anxious about their prospects, but we want to assure them that we are here to help,” said Mr. Hyams. “We are so grateful to our partner Goodwill for helping us reach job seekers who need extra support so they can take advantage of the opportunities available through the Virtual Hiring Tour.”
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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media