New dating site-style recruiter app for Scottish hospitality sector

October 24th, 2016 | Posted in:

Scottish licensees could benefit from a new app launched this month in Scotland that helps small businesses find their perfect employee, and operates in the same way as a dating app.

Created by Scottish technology entrepreneur Mike Hughes, Hiire, is a recruitment app aimed at the hospitality sector that matches job seekers with employers by mobile phone, in the same style of an internet dating site.

Aiming to take the stress out of what can be a time-consuming process for small business owners, the app works on a percentage match scoring system.

For example, if an employer is looking for someone local, then a candidate who lives close by will score highly. If a particular language skill is essential, fluent speakers will gain a high mark. If two year’s experience is required, less experience will be marked down.

The system also creates a database of suitable candidates. If an employer is let down by, for example, someone not turning up for work, he or she can immediately contact a potential replacement.

Hiire has so far been used by more than 50 employers, primarily in the hospitality industry in Scotland, and has a database of more than 1000 candidates.

Creator, Mike Hughes (pictured above outside Glasgow coffee shop Offshore, which has been using the app), said, “Hiire is designed to remove the frustration and the time-wasting within the recruitment process and ensure that employers can easily source people who are ideally suited to the vacancy.

“Owners of small businesses, typically with fewer than 10 employees, can be inundated with CVs from people who do not have the relevant skills and it takes valuable time to wade through them all.

“Hiire filters candidates and presents the most suitable, with the highest matching score. This allows employers to interview people whom they are confident are likely to be a good match for the business.”

The app’s development has been backed by Scottish Enterprise‘s High Growth Start Up Unit, which helps create future Scottish-based global companies.

Anyone interested in using the app can find out more here.


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