Startup Giraffe Spots a Gap in the Recruitment Market

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I was recently introduced to Johannesburg based startupย by the good folks at Springlab.

Giraffe is a revolutionary new recruitment app that helps you find the best staff for your business. Focusing on medium-skilled jobs in retail, admin, hospitality, security, construction and many other sectors, Giraffe will find you the most trusted, reliable workers in your area. Simply post your job vacancy on Giraffeโ€™s website, and Giraffeโ€™s intelligent matching engine will automatically identify the most suitable candidates for the job, notify them by SMS and schedule interviews

They launched in January with some hefty ambitions:

Our vision is to help reduce unemployment in South Africa- the single biggest issue in the country.

Our mission is to empower jobseekers with better access to job opportunities, and employers with the ability to find and hire the best candidates. Quickly, easily and affordably- using mobile and internet technology that is now available to everyone.

They’veย just reportedย some nice traction with almostย 10000 jobseekers registering in the first few months of operation. They’ve also sent over a 1000 job opportunities to their growing database of job seekers.

With the aim of assisting employers finding semi-skilled labourers you can find anything from ย admin staff, baristas and cashiers to supervisors, receptionists and waiters.

Giraffe helps businesses find trusted, reliable workers- quickly and easily.

We understand that businesses struggle to find good workers, and rely on word of mouth or expensive recruitment agents to find candidates. Similarly, jobseekers struggle to find jobs- also relying on word of mouth, agents or brokers.

Giraffe aims to solve this by enabling jobseekers to create a simple CV using their cellphone. Employers can simply submit their requirements and Giraffe will automatically identify the most suitable candidates from our database of thousands of ID-verified, screened candidate CVs.

Giraffe will even arrange the interviews for you! And we can do criminal checks, education checks and reference checks- so you know youโ€™re hiring someone reliable.

Giraffe is currently offering recruitment services in Gauteng and will be expanding to the rest of South Africa soon.

Whatever your recruitment needs, Giraffe is the quickest, easiest and most hassle-free way to find the right person for the job.

There is currently nothing like this in South Africa to help the unemployed find jobs, or rather letting the jobs find the unemployed. Herein lies huge potential to bring about massive social change by changing the way people find work all thanks to technology. The only question I have is whether those companies looking to hire staff will try Giraffe’s new recruitment system. I’ve been told that the using the Giraffe recruitment platform is absolutely free while they’re still in beta. Give it a go.

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