HiUp App Provides Job Matching Service

04 Nov 2016 | 08.17 am

HiUp App Provides Job Matching Service

Brendan Kavanagh says agencies are redundant

04 Nov 2016 | 08.17 am

Serial entrepreneur Brendan Kavanagh has launched a job matching and upskilling app called HiUp. Kavanagh says his aim is to “kill off redundant recruitment agencies”.

The app enables jobseekers to identify any skills gaps they have and connect with training providers, either by taking training directly within the app or booking classroom-based training via the app.

Kavanagh said: “I am calling on employers to stop wasting money on recruitment agencies and online job platforms – the technology they use is redundant. You’re paying the middleman but not getting visibility for your vacancies, so jobseekers are not seeing roles that match their skills.

“Recruitment is expensive. Agencies take money from employers and sometimes from candidates too. Our technology cuts out the middleman and enables employers to match with a skilled, ready-to-go workforce.  We encourage and facilitate jobseekers to upskill in order to unlock their earnings potential and make Ireland’s workforce the most qualified in Europe.

“With HiUp, if a candidate doesn’t have the exact skills or qualifications for the jobs on offer, we tell them what training they need.  We empower people to get a job today and skill up for tomorrow. Goodbye job hunting, hello job matching, all in an app where you can learn more to earn more.”

The company plans to roll out the app in the coming months to the UK, USA and Germany.

The HiUp app is designed to provide jobseekers with a single platform to find work, based on location, job preference, desired pay, skill set and experience.  For employers, HiUp jobs ads are free.

 

Photo: Brendan Kavanagh (second from right) with ‘jobseekers’ Hanah Roche, Craig Kingston and Adrian Pubert. (Pic: Mark Stedman)

 

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