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“The purpose behind creating a platform like Hirect was to help people who lost their jobs during the pressing period of national lockdown in 2020,” said Raj Das, Co-Founder and CEO of Hirect India , a chat-based direct hiring platform designed for high-growth startups. Another example of human resilience in the face of a raging pandemic, Hirect India began operating in mid-2020, the Annus horribilis which has seen mass layoffs across the country, to help newly unemployed workers find work and to help new startups discover employees, killing two birds with one stone.


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“Hiring for startups is very difficult compared to large organizations because startups don’t have the brand recognition, social media presence, or popularity like large corporations. So hiring for startups is expensive and time-consuming,” Das said.

So how does the platform connect job seekers with companies? “The hiring platform allows recruiters to complete the entire hiring process within the app with its integrated audio and video calling feature and 100% data privacy. It uses CTR on jobs/candidates, response rate, response time, chat streak, last active hour and many more to match them efficiently and enable in-app chat. Recruiters save time by accessing relevant profiles and making the process much faster and easier to execute,” he explained.

“As Hirect prioritizes privacy and strongly protects personal information of its users, it does not authorize any consultants, thus focusing on protecting user data. A new-age algorithm is used to match the profiles with job descriptions and recommend a list of matching candidates,” he also pointed out.

But is it important to emphasize data privacy in the hiring process? Das, an IIT-Bombay alumnus, insisted, “Yes, data privacy is crucial during the hiring process. Data privacy is one of the main concerns and not often discussed. At Hirect, user data privacy is not an option but rather a priority. Data security is not a luxury, but it is an essential component of the digital platform. Data privacy is the one of our main cornerstones, ensuring that no scams or spam are perpetrated. The elimination of consultants ensures data privacy to a large extent. AI takes essential precautions to ensure the safety and security of its users by verifying and validating companies and recruiters using approved papers and by recording the behavior patterns of recruiters and candidates.As a result, Hirect provides security t otale for the protection of user data. »

Interestingly, in order to drive a quality hiring process, many organizations use talent acquisition metrics, which are the standard performance metrics that enable the team to consistently meet hiring goals. the organization. These metrics include variables such as cost per hire, fill time, quality of hire, candidate conversion rate, and more.

Naturally, one wonders how digital recruitment platforms such as Hirect improve on these metrics. “Digital platforms can help with talent acquisition because they allow you to hire the best candidates faster, easier and without bias. Digital recruitment platforms ensure that their users’ data remains confidential and that a Careful verification is done to avoid scams and fraudulent activities. Doing the recruitment process one on one without having to waste time with a consultant is another advantage for job seekers and recruiters using the digital recruitment platform. Das explained.

With the startup culture growing by leaps and bounds in India, Das aims to make Hirect the go-to recruiting partner for startups, SMEs and a household name recruiters can use to connect with up-and-coming talent to unlock unparalleled growth opportunities. So far, the platform claims to have had over 7 million downloads on both the App Store and Play Store, claiming that over 2.3 million verified job seekers are actively seeking employment and that over 120,000 verified startups are actively hiring on the platform.

“While no single metric can be used to gauge success in this area, it’s critical to create diverse recruiting goals and track your progress,” Das concluded.