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Giraffe launches automated candidate voice screening

Giraffe, the low-cost, automated recruitment platform for medium-skilled workers announces the launch of its newest tech innovation: automated candidate voice screening.

Giraffe’s job board enables businesses to recruit staff faster and more affordably than any other way, and connects medium-skilled jobseekers with opportunities for free. By doing so, Giraffe aims to help reduce unemployment in South Africa. Since launching in Johannesburg February 2015, Giraffe has attracted over 700 thousand medium skilled jobseekers and scheduled several thousand candidates for interviews, primarily for permanent jobs in retail, call centre, banking, transport and admin.

How it works 

  • The new automated voice screening feature provides an additional layer of screening to help employers shortlist candidates more accurately.
  • Candidates that qualify for a position are invited to take a voice assessment via SMS.
  • With a click of a button, Giraffe’s system automatically calls the candidate and plays a customisable instruction.
  • The candidate’s response is recorded and a voice clip is sent to the employer’s dashboard. This means the employer can build a digital library of candidate voice clips from which they can choose candidates to progress through the selection process, thereby saving valuable interview time.

Voice screening benefits both the employer and the job seeker

Employers benefit hugely from this product because it saves a lot of time usually wasted on sourcing, screening and interviewing irrelevant candidates. The voice clip supplements the already screened CV by giving the employer a more nuanced and holistic view of the candidate before they interview them. This gives employers a much higher level of confidence to invite any given candidate for an interview.

Job seekers also benefit from automated voice screening because it effectively brings the first-round interview to them- at no cost to the candidate. Usually candidates would need to pay for their own transport for the first round screening interview- which they often cannot afford to do. Voice screening eliminates the need for travel and the call is also free for the candidate.

Giraffe brings you screened candidates at the click of a button

Businesses that are looking for staff can simply post a job here. Giraffe to provides businesses with qualified candidates within 48 hours and at extremely low cost.

About Giraffe

Giraffe is a job board that automatically screens candidates so you don’t have to. Giraffe enables South African businesses to recruit medium-skilled staff faster and more affordably than any other recruitment method. Because Giraffe has automated the boring parts of the recruitment process– candidate sourcing and screening– business owners and recruiters can focus on more important tasks like interviewing the best candidates and managing retention. Simply post a job on Giraffe. Let Giraffe automatically screen candidates as they apply. Log in, see which candidates have passed your screening, listen to their voice notes and hire the best ones! 

To post a job on Giraffe click here

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