Hi! And welcome to the first Jobflow blog post. I launched Jobflow last week, but have been pretty silent about it until now - so welcome!
Now that it's launched, what is Jobflow exactly?
Fixing broken tech recruitment
Tech recruitment at the current stage is broken - developers (like myself) are overloaded with spam from recruiters, offering mismatching job positions with tech stacks you don't use, at locations you're not interested in etc. etc.
Companies, on the other hand, are not able to find the tech talent they're looking for, or they simply cannot source enough talent according to their growth. Shortly said, the process is frustrating for both parties. I believe Jobflow is fixing that.
For tech talent
The goal of Jobflow is to build an easier and more fair way for tech talent and companies to match. Matching means, that the tech talent actively looking for a position or just curious about what a new opportunity could bring, signs up complete with their resume, technical skills and experience.
After signing up, the candidate is able to complete code tests to show their level of skills on their profile, and we begin the process of reviewing them. This might be just a quick look at their previous experience, their code test results or a thorough background check and telephone interview. We want to make sure that all tech talent on our platform meets a minimum quality.
Meanwhile, companies can sign up and create job posts specifying the roles, salaries and other descriptions of their available positions.
We then find recommended matches for companies to browse, or let them browse freely in our database of tech talent. They can filter just about anything, but we highly recommend using our feature hiding all gender and racial identifiers - read more about sourcing with bias in our manifest.
When the company finds a candidate that meets their specifications, they're able to send them a request. The talent is provided with all information about the job offer, complete with salary, location and description. The candidate and company won't be able to communicate before the candidate has accepted the request.
When accepted, they can now communicate on our platform, schedule interviews, releasing personal contact information and so on. The process is yours from there!
The future of Jobflow
First of all, our first official batch is on Monday, January 6th 2020.
What's a batch you ask? Well, the way that Jobflow works, is also that new tech talent is released on a weekly basis. When they're released, companies are able to see them in their search results. The candidate profiles will be active for a month, where they will have to go and make themselves public again - this is to make sure that all talent is always actively looking for opportunites.
Finishing and refining
Not all of the features are 100% done yet or like I want it, so I will be using the next coming weeks on refining the user experience of the site, and will continue to do so based on feedback. Already got feedback? Feel free to send an email!
Experimenting with new features
Let me just be honest, Jobflow probably won't look exactly the same in a year - I will be continuously experimenting with new features and assets to make sure the hiring process will always be top-notch. (Psst! Next up on the to-do is creating an automated telephone interview)
Really excited to see what the future brings! If you aren't already on board, you can sign up as a candidate or read more about hiring tech talent! If you're already a user, I would love to hear any feedback you have at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow us over at Twitter @JobflowHQ
Until then, happy new year!