Recruiters: You can’t live with them, but it’d sure be nice to live without them. And with the arrival of the new Amsterdam-based startup recruitment platform iHateRecruiters you may actually be able to do just that. Are you sick and tired of recruiters looking for 21- to 26 year olds with at least fifteen years of experience? Then join the club and get in line to sign up with iHateRecruiters.
Uber for the recruitment industry?
What Uber did for the transport market, iHateRecruiters seems to be wanting to do with the recruitment business. The smartest thing Uber did was effectively cutting a very unpopular group of middle men out of the loop, namely cab drivers. iHateRecruiters is removing recruiters from the job-seeking process, a group of middle men even less loved than taxi drivers. Founder Aik Deveneijns (in hammock, left) understands the Uber-comparison is inevitable, but shrugs it off by explaining the recruitment game works a bit differently. His platform tries to pick up the ball and run with it from the point where the recruitment industry dropped it. That’s where he reckons the similarity with AirBnb and Uber lies: “The recruiting industry has been slow to innovate, and hasn’t been listening to their customers, employers and talent. We want to bring fluidity, creativity and startup culture into the traditional agency-dominated world of recruitment”.