Our goal is to become your one stop shop for all your employment and career management needs
Austin, Texas (PRWEB) September 28, 2009
Team develops construction industry job matching website to help an industry devastated by the nation's financial woes. With hundreds of thousands of construction jobs eliminated in the past year, construction employment experts, companies and jobseekers say traditional job boards are a product of the past. The brainchild of two founding partners, a small group of visionaries and two years of development, HiringHelper (http://www.hiringhelper.com) may be the tool that puts the industry back to work.
Suzanne Breistol and Kent Leighton, founders, knew there had to be a better way for employees to find work and manage their careers. HR professionals and companies needed tools to effectively develop job postings with detailed industry specific skillset descriptions that work in order to locate solid employees. The partners 60 plus years of experience in the construction industry led then to the solution. Automate the process. "If on line dating sites matches people in a harmonious manner using advanced search technology - then our site would do it too. If social networking sites supported on line profiles and communication portals - then we would build those into our site as well" quotes Kent.
The construction industry employed over 7.5 million people at its peak including laborers, craftsman, tradesman, office staff, accounting, HR, marketing and business development professionals, estimating and scheduling professionals , project engineers and managers, superintendents and industry executives. What was missing was a standardized process for all employees, understanding that a majority of workers do not have a resume, to explicitly describe one's project and job experience using industry standard skillsets and terminology versus traditional job titles which are ambiguous.
HiringHelper (http://www.hiringhelper.com) solved the problem and offers a detailed resume for free. Using patent pending processes, the site uses tools and wizards so even the computer novice can create, store on line and print a detailed resume specific to the construction industry and their unique skills.
Companies use the same tools and data sets to develop detailed job descriptions that provide the criteria for the matching engine to search across a range of requirements, skillsets and experience to find the right employee. For example, when companies create job descriptions for construction superintendent jobs or construction manager jobs they will be able to specify, search and match against very detailed, specific job skills and field experience. "Finding that right employee with the right experience can easily determine the overall success and profitability of a project" states Leighton.
Companies have the option to post their jobs on line allowing candidates to apply online or use the search engine to match candidates with job criteria. Each company has the ability, within the site, to manage various staffing needs for individual projects within project folders simplifying the overall process.
Unique to the site is a robust messaging center allowing communication between all registered users. Templates are provided to facilitate fast communication between companies and candidates to address the "resume black hole" dilemma hated by job seekers and leaving them hopeless. Companies can respond efficiently providing feedback to let the candidate know they received the resume and they are interested, not interested, interested but need more information, or not now but desire to keep resume on file for future consideration. This feature allows candidates to move forward with their job search and not hold onto false hope. It also generates corporate good will for the companies who utilize the feature by showing respect for the individual while projecting a sound corporate conscience.
Hiring Helper is partnering with several national firms to offer pre and post employment testing including personality profiles, drug testing, criminal background, DMV, I-9 and the like at extremely discounted rates. "Our goal is to become your one stop shop for all your employment and career management needs" states Breistol.
For additional information, contact Kent Leighton or Suzanne Breistol or visit http://www.HiringHelper.com.
Kent has over 40 years of construction experience working in all phases of the industry before cofounding a highly successful construction company which was based in South Florida. He sold his interest in the company in 2006 and relocated to his native Texas settling in the high-tech haven of Austin to develop HiringHelper.
Suzanne has over 12 years of professional recruiting experience and 10 years sales and project management experience in the construction industry. Suzanne resides in South Florida and focuses on marketing and business development for the company. She is also active and sits on boards of numerous prestigious construction organizations.