LiveHire launched in 2012 into a dysfunctional employment market. Job seekers were unable to be truly discovered, as they competed with thousands of others in a permanent applicant experience that treated people like commodities.
Companies were struggling to find the quality of people they needed, compromising on diversity and escalating wages in a war for talent. Staffing firms were made to compete over and over again to supply contractor talent, creating an overhead that made it impossible to drive down bill rates. The end result was an economy that was unable to maximize productivity and growth due to poor mobilization of a willing and able workforce.
Does this still sound familiar? It’s likely because you’re not using LiveHire ;). Traditional enterprise technologies are often designed for process compliance, rather than user experience, at the expense of companies, candidates and economies.
We realized every company was going to evolve:
- the way they recruited to win scarce talent,
- how they leveraged unified and authentic candidate data, and
- the brand experience they gave candidates that, in many cases, were also customers.
We wanted to build an architecture, a better way of communicating, and a technology experience that would lead towards that vision of the future.
Our aim is to empower the flow of the world’s talent into, through, and between organizations to create a more agile, open, and awesome working world.