Tilr, a startup currently in its third year of doing business, recently declared that it’ll be pushing outward into 12 new cities while it hopes to evolve the current standard way businesses hire employees by using an artificial intelligence driven program that will match employees solely using their skill set and not former jobs.
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Tilr is now operating in Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Louisville, Madison, Nashville, New Orleans, Orlando, Seattle, and Tucson. Previously, the company only operated in three Ohio cities, Indianapolis, and Northern Kentucky.
Tilr aims to replace traditional staffing and temp agencies who place workers for shifts that last several hours or several weeks — think receptionists, catering staff, and warehouse workers. The company believes that they’ve developed a platform that can help match companies more effectively, and eliminate unconscious bias in the hiring process, by continuously evaluating workers on their skills.
Before selecting a shift, workers sign up through the Tilr app and rank how competent they are in certain skills on a scale of 1 to 5. After an interview with a Tilr employee, the worker can then view and sign up for open shifts. Once a shift is completed, both workers and businesses rate their experience, to give Tilr’s algorithm more data to work with in the future. It costs businesses 25 percent above an employee’s hourly on Tilr to hire them (so if Tilr pays the contractor $10 per hour, the company would pay Tilr $12.50 per hour).
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