However, at a time when recruitment is becoming increasingly digitised, David Maloney believes the process has become quite “cumbersome”.
“We found that most HR solutions were targeted at HR functionality and not really considering the employees’ point of view. If they did, it was in a very minimalistic way,” he said. “In the digital age today, there’s no reason why it should be so difficult to refer someone in for a role.”
There are plenty of functions that we now carry out with a few clicks in the workplace. Why couldn’t it be the same for referrals? This was the spark for Maloney and Nathan Doyle’s startup HireUp in 2016.
Maloney and Doyle have been working together in various jobs since they both left UCD with computer science qualifications.
“We wanted to ensure that it was easy for the employee and easy for the HR team and the candidate all through the one solution.”
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