Another recruitment innovator shakes things up

As Richard Branson proved, time and again, it takes an
industry outsider (almost always) to truly innovate and create a genuinely
different offering.

 

One of the current recruitment sector innovators is 22
year old Genevieve
George
  a Gen Y entrepreneur with no recruitment experience
(other than as a job seeker) who has established OneShift  , a short term job networking
site, as its name suggests.

 

BRW   ran a story on her two week ago which stated that,
less than 12 months after commencing, OneShift has 20 staff, 135,000 job
seekers registered and about 3000 business entities including Rockpool  
restaurant, Hungry Jack’s   and Dial a Dump  . Approximately 2400
‘shifts’ are filled each month.

 

As BRW goes on to say:

 

‘Applicants
upload details including their skills, education level, photos and videos.
There are also personality profile questions. On the other end, employers post
jobs and requirements. They are then matched to each other, with the employer
finally paying $22 to connect to three people. Interviews can be conducted
using a video-chat feature.

 

The
site also has a dynamic calendar so a traveller can fill in his or her future
location and availability, and be matched to short-term work along the way.
Employers give
the employees a star rating based on how well they did the job.

 

George says the site has evolved into part-time work
and maternity-leave jobs, and is working towards permanent shifts.’

 

In a similar profile earlier this year StartUpSmart
 noted that OneShift was exploring venture capital investor options with a
view to raising up to $30 million to fund its desired expansion into New
Zealand and south-east Asia.

 

If you think this is probably another fly-by-night
operation, think again.

 

Genevieve  George’s
father, and OneShift’s executive chairman, is Philip George  , who nine
years ago sold the family business, Mrs Crocket’s Kitchen  , for a
reported $110 million.

 
How’s your innovation going?

2 Comments

  1. Gen George on 18/06/2013 at 5:57 am

    We have received positive feedback from both our users, job seekers and businesses looking to hire. I believe the success of the site is largely due to its unique functionality, the online platform matches a job seeker to an available position based on their skills, location and availability. On both behalves this saves a job seeker and an employer time, effort and money as the process of sifting through endless, unrelated resumes has been removed.
    The positive response to the platform has also influenced our future plans of expansion to New Zealand. At the moment we are making the final improvements to the site and ensuring that the job network is servicing the variety of industries using OneShift to the best of its ability. Once this stage is completed, the site will be launched overseas in a couple of weeks.

  2. Upfront Business Development on 19/06/2013 at 10:53 am

    I like the fact that the site matches people. It's a great way of essentially doing the work for both parties, based on the information they have given them, and therefore saving a lot of time. They will no doubt expand very successfully and seem to have a very clear goal in mind.

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