Our mission is to empower job seekers with control over their employment search through the use of free and trusted open-source web applications.
But what does this look like? Well for starters, it means open source technology, where no one company holds the keys to success or failure. No gatekeepers to dictate whatever policy they want. Secondly, it means working towards collaborative goals from both ends of the employment process:
|If You are a Job Seeker:||If You are an Employer|
We Ask “Why not?”
Why can’t employers list jobs for free? Why can’t job seekers apply for a job without jumping through hoops? Why does searching for a job require job seekers to give up their privacy? The DirectEmployers Foundation believes that advertising jobs should be as close to free as possible for employers and that job seekers should not face a tedious and dangerous job search process. We are re-imagining and shaping a new and better way for both employers and job seekers.
Are You Satisfied?
We’re not. We are unhappy with today’s job search experience. Artificial barriers exist between the employer and candidate. Job search tools are poorly designed. Privacy for job seekers and transparency for employers is non-existent. Job search has to change.
With our tools employers can control their reputation and future costs, comply with reporting and privacy regulations. Through the Foundation, employers also have a seat in creating and influencing emerging technical standards that will have far-reaching impact in how people are found and hired.
Job seekers can rest assured that their private data is protected from unauthorized disclosure, control who has access to their private information, have full visibility into their history and profile on my.jobs and receive free access to all of the jobs in their search.
Why Technology Matters
Internet-driven technology has pushed aside traditional job search methods, yet it is nearly impossible for job seekers to quickly apply for a job online. Most major job boards make money by selling job seeker data to the highest bidder, potentially exposing job seekers to fraud. The result is distrust and frustration: Employers complain that it is nearly impossible to find and engage qualified applicants, and job seekers complain of a tedious and dangerous experience finding a job.
We’re thinking of what's possible now, rather than revisiting the past. By embracing new technologies and building tools that removes barriers between job seekers and employers, it becomes easier for employers to find the right person, and it makes it easier for people to find a job.