Social Recruiting Start-up, KODA.us, Lands $3M in Funding & Targets Gen Y Job SeekersAugust 03rd, 2009
Social networking meets recruiting…we know that…we’ve seen the power of LinkedIn and FaceBook for recruiting. But there’s a new company on the scene, KODA.us, who’s CEO claims: “KODA is more professional than Facebook but more personal than LinkedIn, letting both sides of the hiring equation get to know each other,” said Jeff Berger, Co-Founder and CEO of KODA. “Using a job board is like searching for a needle in a haystack. KODA gives you more needles, less haystack, and we’ve developed proprietary technology that facilitates a smoother recruitment process for both candidates and employers.”
Here’s their recent Press Release to learn more:
Social Recruiting Start-up KODA.us Completes $3M Round of Angel Funding
KODA.us launched on May 27, 2009 as the first platform dedicated to social recruiting, which brings the relationship-oriented process of social networking to job recruiting.
Within the past two months, KODA has established relationships with over 350 corporations, non-profit organizations and private businesses. The site focuses on the entry-to-mid-level job market. It profiles people and employers in a way that goes beyond the traditional resume or job posting. A KODA profile gives an employer the opportunity to portray job openings within the context of organizational branding. KODA profiles give people the chance to highlight relevant life experience and personal attributes, rather than just work experience.
“GenY job seekers don’t often know what specific companies and opportunities to explore, and KODA provides a pipeline that makes these job seekers more informed,” explained Berger. “They’ll now have access to information about corporate culture before they even decide to apply for a position.” KODA gives companies a venue in which they can lead conversations with prospective candidates about corporate culture and work environment, helping both parties to assess “fit” before the interview. “In this economy, ‘fit’ matters,” added Berger. “It decreases turnover and improves performance.”
KODA makes participation convenient for employers by offering seamless integration with companies’ own internal career webpages, so that recruiters don’t need to manually repost jobs. KODA’s proprietary crawler pulls up-to-date job listings directly from employers’ websites and showcases them on KODA.us. The site is now featuring thousands of job opportunities in various U.S. cities and regions. KODA will be launching new functionality as the Beta period continues, including tools for universities and professional associations to be involved in the process.
While Headquartered in San Francisco, KODA has an outpost in New Orleans and is actively involved in the post-Katrina economic rebirth of the city. KODA was recently named a 2009 Innovator of the Year by New Orleans CityBusiness.
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Good luck to Jeff and his team with their new venture!
Bye for now,
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