Screening CVs with iPad becomes ‘social’ and enriches talent pools

Dutch product development Cureka! introduced for global recruitment market Cureka! Is officially launched on August 7th in the Dutch and the  world’s first tool that enables recruiters and managers to screen resumes on the iPad and simultaneously enrich and classify CVs. By adding ‘(dis)likes’, ‘sticky notes’ and photos, CVs become […]

Dutch product development Cureka! introduced for global recruitment market

Cureka! Is officially launched on August 7th in the Dutch and the  world’s first tool that enables recruiters and managers to screen resumes on the iPad and simultaneously enrich and classify CVs. By adding ‘(dis)likes’, ‘sticky notes’ and photos, CVs become more ‘social’.  High quality talent pools can be built with a touch on a screen. By making the screening of CVs an activity independent of the office, the recruitment process is shortened and recruiters and managers can on average spend one hour less per recruited candidate.

CVs become ‘social’

Cureka! automatically loads CVs onto the iPad. The CVs can then be screened using yellow digital memos and ‘thumbs up’ or ‘thumbs down’ which can be inserted randomly in the text. This is familiar to users from social networking sites. The screening of CVs becomes a more comfortable process.  Moreover, during a job interview notes and photos can be read into the e-recruitment system immediately. This way static documents on a central database become more ‘social’ and are easier to classify. The CV contains more relevant information and it will be easier to make the right match on any given moment.

Experience increases opportunities in the search for talent

Resume databases for employers usually are a collection of CVs that are filed and forgotten. With Cureka! your CVs literally get a ‘face’ and a story: a new dimension. The CV database becomes an accessible talent pool, recognizable both to recruiters and managers. Your CV database will become an evolving resource that is constantly updated and adapting to the needs of your business. The updating process is quicker without the risk of losing data. In the continuing battle for talent, process improvements like Cureka! are essential for acquiring the best talent in the job market.

Vision

Cureka! is an initiative of  iNerds, Gijs van Blokland BV and Geert-Jan Waasdorp, which was officially launched on 7 August 2011. For Cureka! the Dutch market will be the testing ground. After a successful launch in the Netherlands, the volume of foreign recruitment markets will soon be found. ‘In both the Netherlands and abroad people responded very enthusiastically to our first presentations,’ said Martine Timmers, commercial manager of Cureka! ‘This month we hope to integrate our application with the e-recruitment systems of our launching customers and go live.’ Our backers and launching customers have seen the added value of the Cureka!  system and are delighted to find an application that shortens the administrative part of the recruitment process. Many recruiters are thrilled the user-friendly iPad is making its entrance in the recruitment market”

Source: press release

About Jacco Valkenburg

Jacco Valkenburg is an international recruitment expert, trainer and author of two books about LinkedIn. He has more than 16 years experience in global recruitment strategies and execution spanning numerous countries for leading companies. As founder of Recruit2 and Recruiter University he provides companies with recruitment and talent management solutions and expertise. His mission is helping companies ‘from good to great staffing’.

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