Recruitment marketplace that links companies to tech talent, Hired, has recently announced that it will be able to offer clientele access to new tools such as candidate screening.
Powering this new service is San Francisco Y Combinator alum Py, which Hired has acquired for an undisclosed amount.
By way of a quick recap, Hired differs from many other recruitment platforms insofar as applicants don’t apply to companies for jobs — instead, companies apply to hire people. Candidates put themselves forward for any number of positions by creating a profile that outlines their skills and experience, and then companies make an offer if they like what they see. The beauty of this platform, from a worker’s perspective at least, is that they can compare offers and take their pick. Hired has raised in the region of $130 million since its inception in 2012, including a $30 million tranche last summer.
Py graduated Y Combinator in 2017 and at that time offered a mobile app to teach the fundamentals of coding. The startup has since shifted its focus to provide an evaluation tool that helps companies assess engineers’ skills. Py offers a number of tools to simulate real-world challenges, while a product called LivePad allows companies to interview would-be hires in a live coding environment.
In its short life so far, Py says it has garnered 500,000 users and works with such clients as Wag, Opendoor, and Niantic to help them screen technical talent.
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