Social Recruiting Company WhistleTalk Secures Rs. 2 Crore From Hyderabad Angels

by Paul Joseph on December 4, 2012 · 0 comments

Hyderabad Angels , a Seed-funding group of serial entrepreneurs have chosen social job-referral company & website WhistleTalk to invest Rs. 2 Crores (US$ 400,000). Founded merely 11 months ago by Vinoo Chacko and Ajay Nema, the platform offers users to seek & match qualifications with potential job openings via Social Media websites. Users of the website can login using any of their social media sites’ credentials; like Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Plus. Thereafter any of the users within the existing friend network can recommend or refer a job opening based on the qualifications of that particular friend. Such social recommendation is supposed to arouse the attention of even a passive user since it has come through a friend. This directly enhances the response rate & cuts down the recruiting lead-time. How does WhistleTalk help? The company facilitates discovery & inter-matching of jobs with candidates. The suggestion engine is tweaked using matching and virality engine that ensures the right candidate matches with the right job within the shortest possible time with little effort. From the point of view of the potential candidate, getting a potential interview or referral call from an existing employee is a great boost of motivation. And as far as the company is considered, securing a candidate via a trusted & working employee just makes logical sense. Social recruitment was hereto constricted to employers scourging through subscriber base & sending out requests to potential candidates appearing for an interview. We have amply covered this phenomenon in the past. In fact, Social recruitment was lauded as the next stage of evolution in the recruitment business. But these techniques give a new perspective & makes simple business sense explains Raghu Bathina, a Hyderabad Angel and now a Director at WhistleTalk, “ Social recruiting is a huge global opportunity. Companies worldwide are struggling to attract good talent. Globally, we see a trend of smart companies leveraging the influence circles of their current employees to find future employees. Furthermore the talent that they have managed to attract is also great, so that was all the more reason for us to invest in them. ” How would you respond to a job opportunity sent by a friend? Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

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