GoodHire True Me
GoodHire Inc., Redwood City, Calif.
What It Is: GoodHire True Me is a background-check platform that combines an
interactive, mobile-optimized interface with features designed to help job seekers
take ownership of their information and enable employees to avoid unintentional
discrimination in the hiring process. With GoodHire, either an employer or job
seeker can initiate a background check. In either case, the candidate and the
organization receive the same information, and the applicant can review his or her
results to spot any inaccuracies that could slow the hiring process.
Why We Like It: Many vendors offer background-check applications, but True
Me succeeds at giving job candidates more ownership over their information,
and greatly aids organizations in creating individualized assessments and making
all while complying
with EEOC and
as well as relevant
state and local laws.
A Comments for
Context feature is
in that it allows
criminal records an
opportunity to share
a more complete
story that goes beyond court records. This feature should make conversations
about criminal records easier for applicants and hiring managers alike, and enables
employers to make better-informed hiring decisions as well.
HiQ Control Center
HiQ Labs Inc., San Francisco
What It Is: HiQ Control Center is a cloud-based SaaS platform for people analytics.
It is designed to use publicly available information about a company’s employee
population, labor market and other data sources, along with proprietary machine
learning algorithms, to predict employee turnover months before it happens.
The process considers an innovative “pull” factor—how much an employee is
discoverable by recruiters, how in demand their skills are, etc. This is in addition
to the more conventional “push” factor—the internal causes of voluntary employee
turnover, such as compensation, dissatisfaction with a current manager, etc. HiQ
Control Center measures and combines both factors to provide employers with
insights into which talent pools should be protected, nurtured, or even defended.
Why We Like It: HiQ Control Center is an ambitious undertaking: Not many
organizations can or will do
something similar on their
own. It would take too much
time, expertise, investment,
etc., and the likelihood of
being as successful would
be very low.
The firm is
thus taking a
an analytically-based leading indicator of voluntary turnover. Also appealing is
that, given the number of data sources and math involved, outputs could be very
complex and intimidating. They’re not. Reports and visualizations are surprisingly
easy to navigate and understand. This means that appropriate retention strategies
can be determined and put in place quickly, thus reducing business risk by
ensuring team and organizational continuity.
Great Hires Candidate Interview
Great Hires Inc., Oakland, Calif.
What It Is: The Great Hires Candidate Interview Experience Platform consists of a
candidate app and an interview app designed to give companies and candidates
everything they need for a positive interview experience. The candidate app lets
candidates learn more about the company they’ll
be interviewing with, the job they’re interviewing
for and the people they’ll be meeting with. It
also lets them submit feedback about their
experience post-interview. The interview app
helps companies coordinate and schedule
interviews, and make schedule adjustments
as needed. An enterprise version of the
product allows interviewers to share
notes, comments and evaluation guides.
Although the platform is designed
for use on mobile devices, it’s also
accessible via desktop browsers.
Why We Like It: It’s all too common
to hear about bad job-interview
experiences: being sent to the
wrong location, endless wait times,
being asked the same questions
over and over again by different
people, etc. Considering bad
interview experiences can
and do go viral these days, a
solution like Great Hires deserves
serious consideration. Interview
scheduling can be a bear, but with its real-time updates for interviewers and
candidates, Great Hires makes the process more user-friendly and transparent.
The app can provide candidates with directions to the company, information about
the job and company, and links to the LinkedIn profiles of the people they’ll be
interviewing with—all consolidated in one place. Once the interviews are complete,
the app’s feedback function prompts candidates to share their experience. It’s
much better for companies to learn about unnecessarily long wait times or rooms
being too hot or too cold there than on a Glassdoor review.
Deloitte, New York
What It Is: CulturePath is
a cloud-based, mobile-enabled solution designed
to provide employers with a
of their organization’s culture.
Using data-driven analytics,
organizations are able to
measure their culture, pinpoint
strengths and gaps, and drive
behaviors that are aligned to the business’ objectives. Building off of Deloitte’s
culture transformation methodology, the tool consists of two categories of
indices. One involves four core factors (culture focus, risk and governance,
external orientation, and change and innovation) that measures the cultural
connectedness between the organization and its workforce. The other involves
four differentiating factors (courage, commitment, inclusion and shared beliefs)
that measure the emotional connectedness between the two.
Why We Like It: Deloitte’s CulturePath solution improves and expands upon
traditional approaches and technologies for understanding organizational culture
and employee-engagement levels. Designed to help HR and business leaders
evaluate culture and connect cultural attributes to measurable individual behaviors,
the tool gives leaders much-needed insights for shaping an organizational culture
that supports the business strategy. HR leaders will appreciate having the ability
to now discuss the traditionally fuzzy concept of culture in a context of business
strategy and desired business outcomes, elevating culture from an “HR thing” into
a competitive advantage for the organization.