For any business, small or large, the process of finding and hiring a new employee is expensive, time consuming and exhausting. After all, not only do you need to find a candidate that possesses the exact qualifications and experience you are looking for but one who also fits into the ‘culture’ of your company. For a small business with limited resources and funds, the process can be extremely challenging.
Last week, Unrabble released a new free version of its unique hiring software that is aimed at making the hiring process easier, faster and less expensive. “Unrabble is the first solution of its kind to put hiring in the hands of the decision maker and unchain hiring from the traditional paper resume,” said Kevin Watson, CEO and co-founder of Unrabble, a cloud-computing startup that simplifies and redefines the hiring process by moving away from the one-dimensional paper resume process into a multi-dimensional online process. Their online process provides greater insight into a candidate’s skills, work history, accomplishments, work preferences and, well… life. After all, you are hiring a person and not a piece of paper, so doesn’t it make sense that you would want to know more about your candidates than what they put on an 8-1/2” x 11” piece of paper?!
So, how does it work? I watched the demo and, having been the person who has had to make their way through hundreds of resumes when looking to hire, I was pretty impressed. The most unique feature of this software is the simple fact that it moves you away from the standard resume process and into the new generation of online profiles. Candidates create interactive profiles that not only detail their career history but also allow them to provide connections to their social media profiles, integrate video, explain job transitions, rank their skills and brag about their accomplishments. And just in case you are wondering how valid these candidate ‘brags’ are, Unrabble uses a unique feature called Micro-references that allows candidates to have very specific accomplishments verified by their professional network, which adds even more weight and validity to their profile.
As candidates apply to positions that you have created (all positions you create through Unrabble broadcast instantly to social networks and job sites like Indeed, StartUpHire and SimplyHired.com), Unrabble sorts and rates them for you based on the criteria you choose for the position, quickly identifying candidates that qualify and those who don’t. Once identified, you can look at each qualified candidates profile; use the private interactive messaging system to ask specific questions to a group of candidates versus doing individual phone interviews and invite colleagues into the process to review the candidates you’ve chosen so they can leave feedback. Through this private messaging system you can also quickly and professionally notify any rejected candidates to let them know that they are not being considered for the position…a consideration that is typically ignored due to a lack of time and overabundance of candidates. For a closer look at the features available in Unrabble’s software, check out their demo video.
The free version of the software allows employers to post one open position at a time and does not include all of the enhanced functions, such as colleague collaboration, but does include the base features of the program. For employers looking to post more than one position or who would like the enhanced features, additional plans are available starting at $29/month.
While there are many other options to help you track and organize resumes, such as recruiterbox and Zoho, these programs seem to only do that…track and organize resumes. If you are looking for a solution that goes beyond the time consuming standard practice we are all used to and integrates an entirely new way of going at the process, you may want to take a closer look at the new program from Unrabble™.