The patented workforce intelligence platform invented in Cleveland connects employers, job seekers and educators to effectively develop and employ its vast talent.
CLEVELAND, November 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — UnifyWork today announced the launch of its workforce intelligence platform, the first of its kind in the market. Its patented skills-based technology powers local talent networks by matching market demand for skills development with fair hiring to remove barriers associated with the traditional labor market.
A 2021 Harvard-Accenture study found that there are more than 27 million hidden workers who could work or find better work, but are not captured by current talent acquisition and development methods. in the USA. These hidden workers already have, or could acquire, the skills necessary to succeed. However, there is a siled system of competency-based education and training in the United States that is misaligned, and UnifyWork is fixing it.
The UnifyWork platform replaces the tedious resume and application process with a brief assessment that identifies the skills and interests of the job seeker. The platform’s skill-based matching algorithm then presents certain in-demand jobs — including detailed job descriptions and salary ranges — that match the candidate’s unique abilities and preferences.
By leveraging UnifyWork to fill job openings, employers gain access to an untapped talent pool of pre-qualified candidates who won’t find them on traditional job boards. The platform also hides candidate identities until a match between employer and job seeker is established, minimizing bias in the hiring process.
Beyond connecting employers and candidates for today’s careers, UnifyWork is helping to ensure the long-term viability of full employment in the region. With UnifyWork, educators, workforces, and economic development organizations can gain real-time information on job supply and demand, and assess opportunities for upskilling or reskilling talent to meet current and emerging needs, tackling historical labor shortages head-on.
“Across the state, Ohio is creating jobs faster than employers can find people to fill them, and we welcome solutions like UnifyWork that have the ability to match Ohioans with meaningful careers, while supporting business owners and entrepreneurs locals,” the Ohio lieutenant governor said. Jon Husted. “It is essential that companies and institutions in the public and private sectors work together to promote transparent and impactful hiring practices, and this platform will help generate a more robust and accessible labor market for all. Cleveland.”
UnifyWork is the fourth leading technology company founded in Cleveland by a local technology entrepreneur, Stephen McHale. With his extensive experience in big data, machine learning, and leveraging supply chain workflow models, he and his team are determined to transform hiring for good.
“I like Cleveland and I wanted to create technology that would benefit everyone,” McHale said. “It may seem too ambitious, but I want to support individual and collective development in our region. Nothing touches everyone the same way as work, whether you are a job seeker, employer, educator or workforce or economic development professional – you care that people are doing the right job for their living.”
To celebrate its launch, UnifyWork invites its most active users, employers and partners to attend their exclusive launch event on December 7 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Attendees will hear from community leaders and walk away with two tickets to an upcoming Cavaliers game, with a chance to win courtside seats.
The UnifyWork app is available to job seekers as a free download through the Apple App store Where google play. Employers can register and hire for free until the end of the year at www.unifywork.com.
UnifyWork is the first workforce intelligence platform that powers regional talent networks with its patented skills-based technology. The platform enables fairer hiring practices and provides real-time labor market supply and demand data to help regions unlock their full economic potential. Based at Cleveland, Ohio, UnifyWork is a spin-out of Unify Labs, a 509(a)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2017, whose mission is to drive inclusive prosperity. Learn more about unifywork.com.
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