Tinder for jobs: advanced app matches job seekers with employers


A new app has launched to help employers nationally quickly find the right staff fast and to help job seekers easily find work. MrEmploy disrupts the standard job application process cutting out several steps by automating the process to accurately link candidates with prospective employers fast tracking the short-list and interview processes.

MD Ryan Oettle, says, “MrEmploy is an advanced smart matching system that speeds up recruiting. For employers, it saves time and reduces the risk of hiring the wrong person, while for employees, it links them to the kinds of jobs they are best suited to.”

Using MrEmploy, a job seeker creates a profile which includes a standardised micro CV, a photograph and a 15-second video. Creating a profile is quick and intuitive,” says Oettle. Candidates only see the jobs they qualify for and they ‘thumbs-up’ the positions they are interested in. The prospective employer receives a notification and can scan the job seeker’s profile and view the candidate’s video in just a few seconds.”

“The short intro video is incredibly powerful because it gives employers a real sense of whether the candidate will fit the culture and nature of their business. It’s an opportunity to make a great first impression. MrEmploy provides enough information for employers to decide whether or not they want to meet a candidate. We save employers’ time that they would have spent sifting through CVs and doing telephonic interviews, as well as those unnecessary early face-to-face meetings,” says Oettle.

MrEmploy is ideal for businesses of any size in retail, services, food, sales and entertainment environments, though any company can make use of it including personnel employment agencies. It also targets young job seekers, many of whom have smartphones.

Applicants can select up to five positions. “This means they have to be discerning,” adds Oettle. The system considers factors such as language, location, transport, gender and salary and assigns an applicability score. Then, there has to be a mutual ‘thumbs up’ by both the applicant and employer. “Applicants that find positions are instantly removed as are positions that are filled,” he adds.

At this stage, there is no cost for employees who want to create a profile on Mr Employ. Employers pay just R100 per job that they upload. Adds Oettle, “We are not a threat to traditional recruitment agencies who have started working with us to streamline and fast-track their processes.”

MrEmploy was established by a team of business owners left frustrated by piles of CVs, time wasting interviews and expensive recruitment costs. Currently, there are some 70 employers and 1200 prospective employees using the portal.

Download MrEmploy from your app store or go to www.MrEmploy.com