From a Chennai start-up, an app using the mobile phone's GPS to fuel real time recruitment
From Anand Parthasarathy,
Bangalore, November 1 2015
Recruitment can go truly local -- thanks to an app launched recently by Chennai-based startup, Veuon Technologies. It makes canny use of the GPS positioning function available on most smart phones to help job seekers meet job providers within a restricted area that could be as circle of 50, 30, 20 even 5 kms in radius.
Here's how the Android app works:
The Job seekers’ phone will list all the prospective job providers in their preferred region. They can send their CVs to the employers they select. The job providers’ phones will list all the prospective candidates who respond to their offer. Alerts or notifications are provided when a match is found. The rest is up to prospective employer and job seeker. The service is free for candidates; Employers pay Veuon a small fee which is currently below Rs 6000, a month, for the maximum 'catchment area' of 50 kms.
Veuon Founder-MD Amarlal Nichani who demonstrated the app at the CeBit Show in Bangalore, says the solution will appeal to employers at both ends of the spectrum -- large corporates who want to spread their net wide as well as small enterprises like shops and supermarkets who look for hyper local talent. "The mobile phone is a great enabler", he says," Candidates can look for available jobs nearby and often connect with employers within minutes, even uploading a selfie CV". Real Time recruitment indeed!
The app was shortlisted in the Top Ten innovation rankings, in contests from Bangalore to Ireland. Early recruiter-users include HCL, CSS Corp and First Serve.