Jobyourlife: The Entrepreneur’s Vision That Disrupted Online Recruitment

Thanks to a semantic algorithm developed in-house, companies that sign up to the Jobyourlife platform, can search and find exactly the candidates they need in the...

Thanks to a semantic algorithm developed in-house, companies that sign up to the Jobyourlife platform, can search and find exactly the candidates they need in the shortest possible timeframe and in a specific geographical area, using the same principle as Google Maps.

Andrea de SpirtThe geo-location of curricula ensures that only geo-targeted offers, closely aligned with their profile and relating to their chosen area, are presented to job seekers.
Jobyourlife offers customizable solutions to meet all recruitment requirements, and includes a subscription-based service for SMEs and an Open model aimed at smaller businesses with limited needs. Companies can sign-up for free, search for profiles that best suit their requirements, and send a targeted job advertisement by simply purchasing the strictly necessary credits, maximum €8 per credit. If the candidate doesn’t respond to the ad, the credits are returned to the company for re-use.
“To this day, there is no other system on the market as fast and cheap as Jobyourlife Open,” says the founder Andrea De Spirt.
The start-up was incubated by PoliHub, the Università Politecnico of Milan’s technological incubator, and start-up funding of €500,000 ($646,000) was provided by a group of angel investors.

In April 2013, Jobyourlife, opened a second office in Cagliari entirely dedicated to web development, and is on course to open a third office in Barcelona to enter the European market.
The biggest challenge, says De Spirt, was introducing the Jobyourlife solution to major multinational companies, having to face highly structured contexts with strong consolidated practices, and convincing them that Jobyourlife was capable of streamlining their entire process of staff selection.
He says: “The greatest victory for the team was then seeing these major multinational companies enthuse about our product because it had indeed simplified the entire process and reduced their costs.”
The Jobyourlife team comprises nine people, working out of the two offices in Milan and Cagliari, but will have expanded to 20 people by the end of the summer.

“I am confident we are on the road to recovery; this country is full of talent, young talent, and Jobyourlife’s aim is precisely to highlight that talent.”

 SOURCE: forbes.com