Dragon’s Den star Peter Casey launches an innovative platform for the recruitment sector.
We had the pleasure of hearing Irish Dragons’ Den star Peter Casey speak at the Vodafone Smart Business Show at the RDS last week. He has recently launched an online interviewing company which he claims will change how the recruitment sector operates.
The RIVS platform allows companies to create and record live or automated video interviews using immediate candidate responses to what they perceive to be important questions.
Whilst some operations are operating from the Chicago office, the plan is to move these to Casey’s existing Buncrana (Donegal) offices, with some business functions run out of his Dublin hub. The business will have an international focus as the product is marketed on a global basis.
Casey built a hugely successful career in Executive Recruiting and he has high hopes for his latest venture, predicting a year-one turnover of €1m.
“Online Interview will be the most disruptive tool in recruiting and training since the introduction of the internet,” said Casey, who has partnered with MD Elton Hysa in the new company, which was launched with a live webinar from Chicago in Dublin recently.
He added: “This technology is going to completely change the way that recruiting and training is going forward. It is built with the reality of recruiting in mind and it allows the client to better sell their company to the candidate and vice versa.
“Interviews can be two-way or one-way – or we can have a number of different hiring managers online at the one time.”
The setup will also allow applicants to re-record answers to a specific question a number of times until they are happy.
“I describe this system as being like Skype on steroids,” Casey explained. “Its beauty is that you can pre-programme questions and answers, follow up with up to ten hiring manager and allow them to give feedback to candidates.
“The system is compatible with all existing applicant tracking systems and is also invaluable as a sales and training tool for companies currently using it in Australia and Tokyo.”
Casey said that the technology for Online Interview was developed 12 years ago using Cold Fusion and Sql, but the issue was that the files were massive and people had to go out of their way to do it.
“Cloud-based technology has now caught up and the stage is set for us to integrate with some of the world’s best recruiters.” (March 2015)
“We are all very excited about this venture” says Elton. “We are witnessing a big step being taken in the field of recruiting. With the help of the RIVS platform, our technology allows for any business and especially Recruitment Agencies. to be able to conduct automated interviews. You can do hundreds/thousands per month if you wish, without having to sit there for 45+ minutes with every single applicant. It also, as you can imagine allows for live two way interviews. We estimate RIVS speeds up the process to a second round or third round interview by a massive 50% and unlike a CV it gives a much better insight to a candidate”.
The original idea for this platform was originally developed by Casey 12 years ago, but at that time, the technology was not developed to facilitate the ideal User Experience – accelerated developments in the past few years have meant not only that the interface will work across multiple devices, but there are additional features suitable for non-recruitment usage, such as videoconferencing, training, product launches etc. Full details on the website, www.onlineinterview.ie