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Saturday 3 December 2016

'Robot' recruitment firm launches in Dublin

John Reynolds

Published 05/09/2016 | 02:30

The Opening.io founders claim their intelligent software can pick out the best candidates for a defined role from tens of thousands of job applications or candidates in database
The Opening.io founders claim their intelligent software can pick out the best candidates for a defined role from tens of thousands of job applications or candidates in database

A startup founded in Dublin that describes itself as a 'robot recruiter' is seeking to raise €500,000 in investment while aiming to partner with Irish recruiters and tech firms.

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Opening.io founders Andreea Wade, a former head of product management and innovation at INM, and software developer Adrian Mihai - who has previously worked with Lufthansa and National Geographic - claim that using machine learning, web mining, semantic search and methods such as natural language processing, their intelligent software can pick out the best candidates for a defined role from tens of thousands of job applications or candidates in database.

"Our service is specifically designed for HR departments and recruiters. We're continuing to improve the data science so it can identify people not only with the right skills fit but also match culturally with employers. In the coming months it will also make the application process on online job boards much more efficient, predict how much more you'd earn if you learned a new skill and tell you the current market salary based on your CV," said Ms Wade.

The business has been working with a small number of trial partners including Dublin-based CXC Corporate Services, which helps companies manage their contract workers.

"We have found Opening's software very easy to use but more importantly, their platform has given our clients insights into their data that they didn't think was possible," said CXC managing director Connor Heaney.

One of a growing but small coterie of startups here that employs artificial intelligence, Opening is a software-as-a-service with fees starting at €49 per month.

Irish Independent

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