Hiring people isn't as easy as it sounds. Companies spends lots of time, money, and resources finding the right people that will fit into their operation. CulturecliQ thinks it has found a more efficient way to help them make the right hires.
The Livonia-based startup has developed a software platform (with the help of eyeWyre Software Studios
in downtown Mt. Clemens) that matches companies and candidates based on whether the candidate would fit in with the company's culture.
"It's an easy-to-use tool to find candidates without sifting through thousands of resumes," says Joe Walker, COO of CulturecliQ
Walker started CulturecliQ with Colleen Albright about a year ago. The pair used to work at Plunkett & Cooney
where he was a partner and she worked in human resources, and then worked together at R. L. Polk & Co
. Albright had the idea for the company a couple of years ago and the two decided to leave the corporate world for the startup world.
The system uses specifically targeted questions for the companies and candidates. The idea is to help both parties learn more about each other by providing them with more information than would be in a resume or on a company's website. CulturecliQ's software then sorts the different data points about the people to find the best fit for the job.
"With today’s talent shortage, people are hiring on soft skills because the hard skills can be taught," Walker says.
CulturecliQ went live in January. It currently has 40 companies and 500 job candidates using it. The company plans to do a wider release this spring across southeast Michigan and then beyond.
"We're ready to do a hard launch by May 1st," Walker says.
Source: Joe Walker, COO of CulturecliQ
Writer: Jon Zemke
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