In ‘In the Spotlight’, a promising recruitment tech vendor will tell its story. Hubert is a solution that automates screening from hundreds of applications down to a shortlist of 5-10 candidates that can be interviewed in person. Viktor Nordmark, Co-Founder of the Stockholm-based tech vendor, tells us more about the organisation.
For the people who don’t know Hubert, can you tell us what it is?
“Hubert is using AI-technology to automate early stages of the screening process and free up valuable time for busy hiring teams. Recruiting for entry-level positions can be a daunting task as applications often reach 300-400 for a single open position. Hubert automates the initial screening from application down to a curated shortlist of the most promising candidates. Each candidate is invited to an automated chat session with Hubert, which, in combination with the resume and cover letter, is automatically analyzed and used to rate participants in an unbiased way and according to requirements. In addition, as Hubert collects all the responses via open form text, the data is easily transferred to help you build a great candidate database.”
How does your tool work for organisations that would like to use it?
“Usually, we start off with a pilot to assess the business value of our product in the clients’ environment, and in the next step, we go ahead with integrating with existing systems. The process is always closely adapted to the clients’ setting to ensure a smooth and efficient transition into AI-technology.”
What kind of organisations are using Hubert?
“Today we are partly working with large recruiting companies with a huge steady stream of incoming applications. The other part is specialized companies that is in continuous high volume hiring mode. Everything from contact centers, to FMCG-delivery to last-mile mobility companies with high demands on speed, efficiency, and cost.”
What makes Hubert unique?
“We are trying to adjust the power-balance in recruiting and put the candidates back in the driver’s seat. By offering all candidates a chance to stand out and be unique, they can transmit why they think they are a good fit in a way that is open and friendly. We’ve also invested heavily in our NLP-tech that enables all incoming data to be processed directly in the interface and give relevant follow-ups and natural reactions. I think we are leading in that area within the AI-recruitment sector.”
What is your roadmap for 2021?
“We have a ton of stuff on the agenda for 2021, most exciting to me at least is our push towards even more control for the candidates through a new update that is planned to go live in Q2. We will also be moving into some new markets, integrate into additional ATSes, and keep building out our team and product.”
Where will Hubert be in 5 years?
“Five years is a very long horizon for a startup in our stage. We do have a couple of different interesting options in terms of which direction to move after we’ve conquered the world with our screening solution, but it’s still a bit early to go into details. I’m confident that we will be the leading software for AI-recruiting and taken a major chunk of the global market at least.”
About ‘In the Spotlight’
Recruitment tech talent is present all over the world: vendors that stand out and help you find the ideal candidates. Every month, a promising recruitment tech vendor will tell its story in the ‘In the Spotlight’ column on recruitmenttech.com. Previously appeared in this series:
- Greek startup Owiwi lets your candidates play games to measure their soft skills
- Headstart uses Machine Learning and Data Science to hire a more diverse workforce
- Intrro matches candidates from your employees’ network to open roles in your company
- bynd.ai uses the power of AI to help busy recruitment agencies
Do you know a vendor that’s not to be missed in ‘In the Spotlight’? Or are you working for a recruitment tech vendor with a special story, advanced technology or a great mission? Feel free to send an email to Erwin Hokken, editor at Recruitment Tech.