Many elements of our lives have been altered as a result of the pandemic. Our work, as well as the components associated to it, is now available online. India has the largest workforce on the planet, with an estimated 2 crores young people joining the workforce every year. While traditional recruitment platforms are still in use, they have begun to incorporate newer technology such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to improve their user experience. They believe that their AI-powered solutions would solve the problems with the present hiring process, saving time for both job seekers and recruiters. New-age hiring platforms solve the problem. There is a new hiring platform that was launched during the first phase of COVID-19 lockdown in India and now the company has grown multifold. In this article, we have reviewed the Hirect app which allows job seekers and recruiters to meet each other and work efficiently. Let’s have a look at the app review.
About the app
If you haven’t heard about Hirect, then let us tell you that it’s a chat-based direct hiring app designed for high-growth startups and SMEs to meet their hiring needs without consultants and with 100% data privacy. The Hirect app started with a vision to connect India’s talented startup ecosystem with the great talents. The app has recently clocked 7 million+ downloads and more than 60,000 verified startups are already actively hiring on the platform.
Hirect was launched in September 2020, keeping in mind the startup ecosystem in India. The in-app voice and video calling features are helping the users to conduct the interview without navigating to other platforms.
Features and UI
Hirect is available to download both on Android and iOS devices. The app is really convenient to use and a good solution available in the market for talent acquisition needs. The UI/UX of the application is outstanding and convenient. We used the app for the first time but it was super convenient to use.
While signing up, the user first needs to choose whether he/she is a job seeker or a recruiter, followed by which s/he needs to provide with the phone number to set up the profile. The user needs to fill in other necessary details like skills, job experience, and qualifications to set up the profile. Once you are done with setting up the profile you are good to go with job search.
On the top right corner of the application, there will be a search bar where the user can enter the job role, preferred location, post which the app will start showing all the listed jobs on the platform along with the company details and CTC slots. You can choose from the list and start applying for the jobs. Furthermore, you can also add a filter, as per your preference to narrow down the job search.
Moving to the recruiters’ perspective, the basic steps match those of the job seekers; you need to enter a functional mobile number, verify it, add your basic contact details and the type of job you want to post. This could be a full-time, contractual role, or an internship. This is followed by the domain page, where the recruiter is asked to put in the correct domain for the job posting. The next window asks for the job description, salary range, experience needed, and location. A step that should have been there at the time of recruiter sign-up has been moved to the end.
After filling the job description and associated parameters, the recruiter is now asked to provide certain documents to verify the job posting. This includes a cancelled cheque, a PAN card, and GST details, which are then verified by the Hirect team in under an hour. Once the details are verified, the job posting is made online. Once the applications have rolled in, the recruiter can initiate a chat with the job seekers, which can be followed up with a voice call or a video call within the platform.
Hirect also suggests you new job openings depending on your job search, recruiters can directly start chatting with the potential candidates to initiate further discussion. The in-app AI algorithm makes the hiring process faster and smarter and eliminates fake profiles.
The best part about the app is, it doesn’t have a feed like social media platforms have, this is to make the platform lite and avoid confusion among the job seekers. We have seen a lot of users post random jobs on the feed which are not even verified by the platform which leads to fake jobs and people taking advantage of freshers. Hirect makes sure that all the startups listed on the platform are verified by the company. Hirect doesn’t charge startups for the first 3 job posts; with only marginal costing for successive job posts. Moreover, the company doesn’t charge any fee from startup job seekers.
|“The best part about the app is, it doesn’t have a feed like social media platforms have, this is to make the platform lite and avoid confusion among the job seekers. We have seen a lot of users post random jobs on the feed which are not even verified by the platform which leads to fake jobs and people taking advantage of freshers”|
Hirect certainly has a different approach with their AI-based chat model at the centre of the whole recruitment scene. We did notice the algorithms working on point filtering and feeding relevant data. During our brief use of the app, we found it to be a well-balanced platform for both companies and job seekers. In all key verticals with clearly defined JDs, there were lots of active and low-to-high-paying positions. We would advise prospective job seekers and employers to explore Hirect as well, in order to maximize their chances of finding good possibilities.