Growing startup gives entrepreneurs and small businesses a much-needed weapon in the 2013 hiring market
PHILADELPHIA, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Entrepreneurs and small business owners continue to be left out as companies compete for market share of the growing number of unemployed Americans. While the hiring managers of established companies deal with a major increase of unsolicited resumes, those companies with smaller recruiting budgets are left to source from a pool of under-qualified applicants.
WorkCheetah.com, “the Internet’s fastest job network,” has quickly become a major player in solving these issues. As founder of the growing startup, CEO Kevin Washington keeps both markets high priority:
“We want WorkCheetah to be what many job search engines fail to be — a complete solution for both the hiring manager, and those individuals seeking opportunity.”
Washington has hands-on experience recruiting for small businesses as a seasoned entrepreneur, notably converting, launching, and selling a salon startup from a failing rental property at age 19.
“I needed people, but I definitely did not have the budget to advertise on a site like CareerBuilder or Monster — and at the same time I needed more than what I got from the cost effective options like Craigslist.”
Experiencing these problems firsthand, Washington stepped to the forefront of architecting WorkCheetah into an effective and user-friendly application for both job seekers and employers.
“It does what a job search engine is supposed to: it quickly links legitimate opportunities with quality talent — the last thing we wanted to do was oversaturate with features and make it too complex to use.”
Even though the company didn’t want to “oversaturate” with features, WorkCheetah has proven to be an effective hiring tool. Employers easily post jobs and quickly receive applications with video of the applicant included. After a screening phase employers can pick the best candidates to take into online interviews directly on the site. While there are many other features built into the site, the main innovative attribute of WorkCheetah is that it’s free.
“Our business model is unconventional — we are not looking to charge people to post jobs or search resume databases. To us, that’s counterproductive. With our unemployment rate where it is those basic features should be free to anyone who wants to help lower it — what we ask for in return is help keeping out the scammers.”
WorkCheetah is a free resource for those looking for talent and offers an optional verification process to legitimize employers. In this process WorkCheetah confirms that a company is indeed a legitimate organization by confirming its EIN with the IRS before evaluating an application. Stats from the website show this process raises legitimacy and significantly increases the chances of attracting better talent.
“Doing it this way allows us to track who is using the site — we feel strongly this approach will deter scams and those who look to take advantage of our users.”
With the many innovations that WorkCheetah has to offer, the success it has met with is not surprising. To browse or post free job listings visit www.WorkCheetah.com
WorkCheetah, the Internet’s fastest job network, offers cloud staffing solutions to small and big businesses.
For businesses looking to find qualified talent quickly, WorkCheetah offers access to free job posting, video-enabled applications, online interviewing and other innovative ways to staff an entire organization. For individuals looking for work, WorkCheetah offers access to application tracking, competition analysis, updated job inventories, and video resume features.
The company is privately held and headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa. and Wayne, Pa. For more information, visit WorkCheetah at www.WorkCheetah.com
Contact: For further information please contact the WorkCheetah.com media department