Andela, the global marketplace for remote technical talent, has announced the launch of its new platform. This release has been designed to create a more direct, personalised and successful hiring experience for talent and recruiters.
Andela intends to help companies build remote engineering teams by giving them access to the world’s best software engineers. In fact, hundreds of leading companies such as GitHub, Goldman Sachs and Cloudflare already use Andela’s platform to scale their engineering teams quickly and efficiently.
What has changed? Andela has unveiled its new brand identity and is expanding its offering after closing a $200 million Series E funding round, valuing the company at $1.5 billion. It now includes a search for high-quality talent in new business areas: design, data and product management.
Quality talent immediately
Andela’s clients can now choose their level of service from their existing white-glove hands-on supported approach or rapid self-service through their new platform.
The company’s new platform uses data-driven technology and algorithms to make smart match recommendations, instantly. With no lengthy contract periods or unnecessary calls with sales teams, the platform cuts down the time for hiring managers and recruiters to move through the hiring lifecycle. Instead, it focuses on presenting quality talent immediately.
Jeremy Johnson, CEO and co-founder of Andela, describes the platform as a time-saver for recruiters: “Instead of wasting time sifting through resumes and screening calls, our platform identifies talent that fits their exact needs, helping companies find top talent in less than two weeks, and often in just two to three days.”
The new platform is easy to use. To get started, hiring managers simply create a company profile, post a job, and can see their curated candidates instantly. Andela’s matching accounts for depth and breadth of skill requirements, timezone and working hour overlaps, industry expertise, and team fit. Talent can see how well their skills match up to roles via a clean and easy-to-digest graph, helping users, both talent and recruiters, visualise compatibility, including overlap in skills and preferences.
The Andela platform is constantly learning, helping to refine its personalised recommendations. As users accept or reject recommendations, they are also asked for specific feedback. With each bit of feedback, the platform becomes more personalised.
Johnson explains how personalisation has become a basic expectation for all of us. “Amazon, Apple, and Netflix have changed every aspect of our lives from how we shop to how we consume culture and everything in between”, he said.
He continues with his new vision. “This is why we’ve built our new platform to help talent find jobs that match more than just their technical skills. Instead, we help them find careers that match their lives. This works well for recruiters, too.”