Unrabble: Revolutionizing How Companies Search For CandidatesBY: Corey Cummings | June 23, 2012
Florida-based hiring solution Unrabble has been a company since 2009, but it has only recently launched its resume-alternative service in September of last year. The new hiring solution is looking to change the game by allowing businesses to smartly search rich profiles instead of traditional resumÃ©s.
Unrabble’s rich profiles enable candidates to focus on detailing their skills, integrate video and social media profiles, and highlight their accomplishments. Businesses on the hiring end can easily find a pool of appropriate candidates without having to use the arbitrary keyword roundup that many job boards rely on.
Co-founders Kevin Watson, Chris Rickborn, and Marc Slack were searching for a new business venture when they came up with the idea for improving the muddled hiring process.
“After selling our previous tech company, my two colleagues and I began thinking about the ‘next thing,’” wrote Unrabble CEO Kevin Watson. “A common thread was that we recognized pain points and inefficiencies inherent in the hiring process, so we began strategizing ways that would dramatically improve it.”
The strategizing process took the founders two full years to get the concept right, and by late last year the service was ready to go live. Since then more than 3,000 business have begun using Unrabble, said Watson. Just last month the editors of Start2Cloud, a an online portal focused on cloud solutions for businesses, gave the company its editor’s choice award in the HR category.
“The current hiring process is broken,” wrote Watson. “Unrabble was born to be different from the start. If we were going to create a ‘make your life simpler’ hiring solution, it had to be fresh and move beyond the ‘old way’ of hiring.”
Currently Unrabble offers both free and premium solutions for businesses of all sizes. The free plan allows companies to search for one open position at a time, and the higher-end $49 per month plan features up to ten postings at once. The service will even provide larger, custom plans for businesses looking to scale its hiring process.
Though he didn’t comment specifically on when or if the company will be doing any fundraising, Watson did say that Unrabble is “certainly interested in hearing from motivated investors.”