We started LiveHire in 2012 when we lived first hand through an industry employment boom (mining in Australia) and saw the dark side to a dysfunctional employment market. People unable to participate or be discovered, as they competed with thousands of others in an applicant process that treated people like paperclips. Companies struggling to find the quality of people they needed, compromising on diversity and escalating wages in a war for talent. The economy foregoing the productivity and growth they could have due to poor utilisation and mobilisation of a willing and able workforce.
Whilst these issues were exacerbated in this environment, the undeniable truth is they actually exist today in almost all industries, with the current technologies and processes working as a handbreak against companies, candidates and economies.
We realised every company was going to have to change the way they recruited, the way they shared talent, the way they fundamentally treated candidates that in many cases were also customers. This was going to lead people (companies and candidates) to being comfortable using the cloud to store, manage, protect, and share their career and talent data, and we wanted to build an architecture, a new way of working, and a technology that would lead towards that vision of the future.
To empower the flow of the worlds talent into, through, and between organisations to create a more agile, open, and awesome working world.