招聘网站 Hired 有了新掌门
Hired 管理层近期做了一些调整：公司总裁梅胡尔·帕特尔（Mehul Patel）已被晋升为首席执行官，而前任首席执行官、创始人马特·米基维兹（Matt Mickiewicz）则出任首席产品官。
帕特尔曾供职于 Lyft、甲骨文、CNET 和 Kaggle 等公司，两年前加盟 Hired。帕特尔告诉我，这其实并不是像一些人所认为的那种大规模调整。实际上，他透露管理层更迭计划已酝酿了很久，甚至在正式宣布之前，他本人就已承担了越来越多的管理责任。
帕特尔其实在今年 7 月份便已成为 Hired 的首席执行官，只不过他对自己的晋升相对低调（我认为，对于任何一个之前看到过他 LinkedIn 主页 的人来说，他们其实已经知道帕特尔获得晋升。）
Hired 最近还任命了该公司历史上首位首席营销官——朱尼·哈姆（Juney Ham），此人是投资顾问创业公司 Upside 的联合创始人。
在业务增长方面，帕特尔表示 Hired 自 2012 年创建以来，年营收始终以两倍的同比速度增长，预计明年的营收将达到 1 亿美元。Hired 已经在 9 座城市投入全面运营，还在另外 4 座城市进行试运营。Hired 刚刚签了一份租赁合同，在旧金山的 Mid-Market 区租用了 2.5 万平方英尺的办公地。
Hired 的客户包括 Facebook、Twitch 和 Uber 等公司。此外，据帕特尔估计，Hired 工程团队 95%的人员都是由该公司自己招来的，作为一家以人才招聘为主的创业公司，这也是自然而然的事情。
Hired 表示，它会结合计算机算法和人为因素，以严格的程序对求职者进行筛选，所以雇主根本不必一份份地仔细查看厚厚几摞简历。接着，招聘企业会给求职者发来一封信，里面对他们将要获得的待遇做出细致描述，如果他们最终接受了这份工作，还将从 Hired 获得 2000 美元的奖励。
也许最为重要的是，求职者不用与试图填补某项岗位空白的招聘企业直接打交道，而是要与 Hired 人才顾问合作，他们会基于求职者的具体要求做出职业推荐。
Hired 最初专注于技术岗位，后来将业务范围扩大到销售领域。帕特尔表示，最终 Hired 可以被用于“营销人员、人力资源师、会计以及建筑师等——所有知识型员工应该都可以通过这种方式找到工作。”
Recruiting Startup Hired Has A New CEO
There’s been a bit of a leadership shuffle at Hired: President Mehul Patel has been promoted to CEO, while the previous CEO, founder Matt Mickiewicz, has become chief product officer.
Patel (who has also worked at Lyft, Oracle, CNET and Kaggle, and who joined Hired two years ago), told me this isn’t as big a deal as you might think. In fact, he said there was a longtime transition plan in place, and even before the official switch, he’d been taking on more and more business responsibilities.
“It’s not a dramatic change,” he said. So why make the change now?
“All the signs were this model is working and we have product market fit. The growth rate of the business is increasing, so it seemed like a good time to have the CEO transition.”
Patel actually became CEO back in July, but the company has been relatively quiet about it (though I guess the promotion was apparent to anyone who looked at his LinkedIn page).
The company recently hired its first CMO, too — Juney Ham, co-founder and investment advisor of startup Upside.
On the growth front, Patel said Hired’s revenue has been tripling year-over-year since it was founded in 2012 and is projected to reach a $100 million annualized run rate next year. The service is fully launched in nine cities and in beta testing in another four. And the company it just signed a lease on a 25,000 square foot office in San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood.
Companies that have used Hired include Facebook, Twitch and Uber. Plus, naturally, Hired itself — Patel estimated that about 95 percent of the engineering team came in through the Hired service.
Hired says it screens job candidates through a rigorous process combining algorithms and human curation, so employers don’t need to sift through a giant pile of résumés. Candidates are then wooed by the companies with “reverse cover letters,” they get transparency into compensation and they receive a $2,000 bonus from Hired if they accept a job.
The service was initially focused on tech roles, but it has since expanded to sales jobs. Ultimately, Patel said Hired could be used “for marketers, for human resources, for accounts for architects — all knowledge workers should be able to find a job this way.”