While global demand for tech talent rises, the best candidates become harder to find. Employers are left to deal with candidate search and screening processes that are typically cumbersome, unfair and costly.

Gooroo has built a website (we call it a "marketplace") for employers and recruiters to find well-suited talent; faster, more accurately and cost effectively than ever before.

From a global pool of over 16 million IT professionals, Gooroo's advanced search technology screens for the most superior candidates for a role and team; scoring each candidate on key dimensions of 'fit'. Hirers simply invite any well-matched candidates to consider their role. Hirers pay Gooroo when each candidate accepts the invite.

Core technology

Gooroo’s core technology leverages artificial intelligence disciplines such as machine learning and natural language processing (NLP). In June 2016 Gooroo acquired ColourGrid™, an advanced psychological and cultural assessment toolkit that is used to evaluate an individual’s mindset, work styles and alignment to a company and team.

Market focus

Gooroo is targeting the US$100 billion+ global information technology (IT) recruitment sector which promotes over 25 million vacancies each year.  Gooroo’s objective is to remove up to 90% of the time wasted in what is a $14 billion global problem.

Problem being solved

The Gooroo platform addresses the two primary challenges tech talent and employers find:

  • wasted time and money; and

  • the cost of failure to deliver products and services in a digital world.

This is typically characterised by:

  • qualified tech talent being very hard to find as demand for technology competency continues its global rise;

  • the increasingly transient nature of the sector is adding pressure on organisations to retain talent;

  • the work that technology talent want to do is often misunderstood by hiring managers and recruiters, creating deep frustration and cost;

  • the increasing pressure on hirers to find better talent, while increasing diversity and removing bias;

  • hiring tech talent relies on a deep knowledge of technology concepts and platforms – skill that hirers typically do not have or do not feel entirely confident with; and

  • there is little confidence in how individuals represent their skills and experience on their CV, adding cost and time to the recruitment process.

Multiple revenue streams

Multiple revenue streams are available to Gooroo as it progressively rolls out its commercialisation strategy.

Primarily, hirers (employers/recruiters) subscribe to access the platform and pay a fee for each shortlisted candidate that an employer identifies for their role. This fee is a fraction of the costs of existing methods, providing a compelling value proposition for hirers.

Global Partnership with Microsoft Corporation

In January 2016 Gooroo signed a three-year partnership with Microsoft, affirming the value of Gooroo to a global marketplace. Gooroo is providing a series of special benefits to millions of Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) and Most Valued Professionals (MVPs) of which Microsoft communicate through various mediums.

Learn more on the Microsoft landing page

Source: Microsoft produced banner used to promote alliance on social media

A fast growing, global database of IT professionals

Gooroo has built  an online talent community of technology professionals, now exceeding 17,000 individuals. This is complemented by a database of over 16 million profiles around the world. This pool of talent is now accessible to employers and recruiters organisations via the Hirer platform www.gooroo.io/hirer.

Source: A visualisation produced from Gooroo's member database (August 2016)

Source: A visualisation produced from Gooroo's member database (August 2016)