Andela, the worldwide marketplace for remote technical talent, today announced the debut of its new platform, which is designed to give both talent and recruiters a more direct, personalized, and successful hiring experience.
The organization, which is already known for specializing in high-quality worldwide engineering talent from more than 100 countries, has now expanded its services to include designers, product managers, and data experts. Andela is also introducing a new brand identity to reflect this expansion.
The developments follow Andela’s $200 million Series E funding round, which valued the company at $1.5 billion.
“Amazon, Apple, and Netflix have changed every aspect of our lives — from how we shop to how we consume culture and everything in between. As a result, personalization has become a basic expectation,” said Jeremy Johnson, CEO and co-founder of Andela.
“This is why we’ve built our new platform — to help talent find jobs that match more than just their technical skills. Instead, we help them find careers that match their lives. This works well for recruiters, too. Instead of wasting time sifting through resumes and screening calls, our platform identifies talent that fits their exact needs, helping companies find top talent in less than two weeks, and often in just two to three days.” he added.
How does it work?
Andela connects companies with vetted, remote technical talent in emerging markets. Andela’s clients can now choose their level of service – their existing white-glove hands-on supported approach or rapid self-service through their new platform. The company’s new platform uses data-driven technology and algorithms to make smart match recommendations, instantly. With no lengthy contract periods or unnecessary calls with sales teams, the platform cuts down the time it takes for hiring managers and recruiters to move through the hiring lifecycle. Instead, it focuses on presenting quality talent immediately.
To get started on the new platform, hiring managers simply create a company profile, post a job, and can see their curated candidates instantly. Andela’s matching accounts for depth and breadth of skill requirements, timezone and working hour overlaps, industry expertise, and team fit.
Talent can see how well their skills match up to roles via a clean and easy-to-digest graph, helping users — both talent and recruiters — visualize compatibility, including overlap in skills and preferences.
As users accept or reject recommendations, they are also asked for specific feedback. With each bit of feedback, the platform becomes more personalized.