Recruitly: Bringing education and recruitment closer together

Recruitly is a new app dedicated to developers across the globe who have been educated through online education platforms. Hiring Managers can’t always identify a good software developer from a bad one. Other developers can. Get paid to tell them who to hire.

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It is highly evident that education is directly linked to employment, and for this reason, we need to find a way to address both sectors simultaneously. In other words, the higher the quality of the opportunities available to new graduates of a particular education system, the greater the value of that education system will be.

According to the World Economic Forum, we are approaching what is being classified as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with the First being steam, the Second electricity, and the Third information technology. The rapidly advancing Fourth Industrial Revolution is building on the Third, and “is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres[1]”.

This revolution will greatly alter the way we currently teach our children, as there is a growing realization that the skills and training provided by formal education are becoming increasingly more irrelevant in today’s industries.[2] Looking to the future, our educational focus will need to shift towards areas in which the workforce can be consistently trained, such as computers, data, artificial intelligence and designed thinking. The good news is that increasingly valuable modern education platforms such as Treehouse, OpenClassroom, Codeschool and Udacity are offering this knowledge in an interactive matter, with the belief that you learn by doing. Higher education will also be on-demand, and many institutions have already positioned themselves to be able to provide a self-paced, mentor-led education platform.

With this in mind, we can predict that innovation will play an increasingly more important role in our lives than in any other period in history. We must be prepared to address this as a society, and platforms like Recruitly will equip us with the necessary tools to cope with the imminent Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Recruitly logoOut of curiosity, many have wondered where the name Recruitly is derived from. We wanted to come up with a name that would reflect our mission to tackle the recruitment industry in both a collaborative and innovative matter.

Based in Canada, Recruitly is an up and coming marketplace that aims to empower anyone, through technology, to improve the quality of new hires, starting with developers.

While it may be true that developers might not initially possess the soft skills that traditional recruiters would have, we are confident that these skills will be acquired as competition between those making recommendations grows through a review/reputation mechanism, based on the quality of the recommendations they make to hiring managers.

Without knowing it, you are a mentor to someone else, and if provided with the right tools and opportunities, you too can act like a recruiter, earning commission for candidates hired successfully based on your recommendations.

Based on your skill set, we empower you to provide recommendations to hiring managers. However, the benefits of getting on board go far beyond financial reasons. We are building a community that will allow like-minded developers to endorse one another’s coding skills, and assist each other in their career progression.

If you find this interesting, we would encourage you to join the network for software developers with qualifications achieved through accredited online programs by gaining early access to our incoming private beta.

[1] Schwab, Klaus. “The Fourth Industrial Revolution: What It Means, How to Respond.” The Fourth Industrial Revolution: What It Means, How to Respond. World Economic Forum, 14 Jan. 2016. Web. 08 May 2016.

[2] Morgan, Jacob. “What Skills And Education Do You Need To Succeed In The Fourth Industrial Revolution?” Forbes. Forbes Magazine, 11 Apr. 2016. Web. 09 May 2016.

 

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