VANCOUVER, BC / CRWEPRESSRELEASE / August 12, 2015 / We are pleased to announce the launch of TECHRECRUITER.CAan innovative Tech & IT focused job portal committed to bridging the gap between top tech talent across Canada with the Employers who need them the most.
TechRecruiter is the first headhunter-free career portal focused on the Tech sector across Canada. Employers can post all of their open jobs and also actively search and source candidates from our community, thereby eliminating the conflict of interest of employers and headhunters posting the exact same jobs on the same job boards and ultimately competing for the same candidates.
Led by BCBusiness 30 Under 30 alumni Andrew Pollard, who founded The Mining Recruitment Group in 2006, TechRecruiter plans to hit the ground running with an aim to help the many Tech companies across Canada with what most currently experience as their number one challenge at present: finding talent.
Andrew Pollard, Founder of TechRecruiterstates, “In surveying the Canadian Tech landscape, two things are very clear. First and foremost, there is a war for talent the likes of which the Sector has ever seen. Tech Employers are fighting over each other for talent and it is in incredibly short supply. Outside recruiters are having a field day and getting rich in the process. Secondly, what is also evident is that Tech Employers and recruiters alike are all using the exact same resources to find talent, and at this point, those resources are tapped.”
According to the Information and Communications Technology Council’s Labour Market Outlook, between 2015 and 2019 there will be a shortfall of Tech talent to fill jobs across Canada, with an estimated demand for 182,000 new people to fill jobs. Pollard comments that “Knowing how pervasive the Tech talent crunch is, we wanted to help address the issue and bridge the gap between jobseekers and Tech employers on a massive scale. To do so, we created TECHRECRUITER.CA, a Tech & IT focused job portal that will help employers find the talent they need and give internal talent acquisition teams a leg up on the recruiters.”
The current offerings in the marketplace only serve to create an adversarial relationship between recruitment firm and client as everyone utilizes the exact same resources. Knowing this, we have made TECHRECRUITER completely off limits to recruitment companies. This means that your talent acquisition teams aren’t fishing from the same candidate pools that the recruiters you engage to help you are fishing from too. All too often, recruiters go straight to a job board and post the same roles that their clients do. Not only does this pit recruiter against client, but also creates more noise and confusion due to duplicate job postings that ultimately lessens the experience for Candidates.
Andrew Pollard states, “Tech companies may engage multiple recruitment agencies to source candidates for hard-to-fill roles which only serves to create a rush toward mediocrity, with recruiters trying to one-up both the competing firms but also their clients. This results in a barrage of unsuitable candidates, sourced from the exact same pool their client was already working from. Employers end up having to sift through a barrage of unqualified “head-hunted” applicants, wasting significant time and energy, only to end up paying a massive fee for a candidate that was sourced through the same job board or database they had been using from day one.”
TECHRECRUITER.CA was built first and foremost with the candidate in mind. The technology is more dynamic than any other tech focused career site in Canada. We are a candidate focused site and offer many tools to help you take control of your job search, going far beyond just matching Employers with candidates. TECHRECRUITER can help you create a resume to stand out from the crowd, match you to great opportunities with some of the hottest companies in the sector, while also allowing you to maintain complete control of your confidentiality and career preferences. Our candidate dashboard allows you to keep track of every job you have applied for, whether it was through our site or through another job board and save notes from research, phone calls and interviews all in one place throughout the search process. Andrew Pollard states, “By using our platform, your job search will not only be more organized, but in fact save you significant time during any application process.”
For Employers, TECHRECRUITER allows you to post jobs directly to and search through our proprietary targeted Tech and IT focused user-base. We aim to recruit for every position found within Tech companies, ranging from development, sales, marketing, customer experience, human resources, accounting,project management and executive roles among others. Additionally, we also aim to serve large Employers from other industries that have internal IT functions. All of our postings are mobile-friendly and our industry leading functionality automatically suggests your job to suitable candidates as soon as they login.
Andrew Pollard states, “We only just launched and so far the reception has been incredible. On our first full day of going live, we signed on the likes of Hootsuite, Payfirma, Rentmoola and FullyManaged.”
Employers wanting to try out TECHRECRUITER are encouraged to get in touch for a trial during our soft-launch phase that includes unlimited job postings. Additionally, the first 50 employers to register will also receive a 2 month Featured Employer Profile to gain exposure for your Tech Company! If you need to engage recruiters, have them truly “earn” their fee by starting your search first on TECHRECRUITER.CA
Tech Professionals are also encouraged to create a free profile now to be found by top Tech Employers looking to match your skills directly to their jobs while also benefiting from the time saving functionality to make your job search easier and more organized. Currently employed but want to keep your finger on the pulse of new opportunities? Don’t worry, as you can make any aspect of your profile/career history completely anonymous.
Journalists interested in scheduling an interview with Andrew Pollard please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.