Recruitment is broken.

Let’s face it; looking for a job sucks. Today’s employment market is a figurative minefield of LinkedIn letterbombs, commission-hungry recruiters and false advertising. All too often, the process of looking for a job is more painful than staying in a job you hate. And there’s the rub – how do you eliminate the smoke and mirrors of recruiting and show applicants opportunities that will truly fulfill them? “It’s time to tackle the statistic that over 85%* of people are uninspired by their daily work,” says Chris Platts, Founder and Chief Rocketeer. It’s a problem that the team at online recruitment platform TalentRocket are determined to solve.

The solution comes down to company culture; a concept that often eludes definition, but is altogether intrinsic to the DNA of an organisation. They believe that it’s a company’s winning feature; a sum of the vision that inspired its founding, and the values that govern its policies. Furthermore, it’s a contention supported by qualitative research that indicates culture “can account for 20-30% of the difference in corporate performance when compared with ‘culturally unremarkable’ competitors”**.

Until now, job seekers have only had generic criteria by which to search for jobs; typically title, location and salary. TalentRocket wants to push these considerations aside, and bring ‘cultural fit’ to the fore. Chris comments, “candidates should take more ownership over the evaluation of a company and its culture, rather than just wanting to land a job”.

TalentRocket have created a unique SaaS platform for businesses to showcase their culture, and help applicants discover their perfect fit. It gathers job listings, social feeds, quirks & perks, and original insight into working life at their client companies. Most notably, it is an exclusive space, and only list jobs for companies that meet their six ‘culture badge’ criteria. Their vision is to create a network of culture-conscious employers and highly talented candidates, predicated on the belief that hiring success depends on placing applicants in companies where they’ll thrive.

*Gallup World Poll
**Harvard Business Review, 2013