Honest Work - Product Stars
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Honest Work

A better, more transparent standard for job advertising

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Jacqueline von Tesmar
Hey @tomspeak_ & @steviebuckley, Where do you see this company in 3 years?
Stevie Buckley
Maker
@jacqvon Tough question! Our perfect world scenario is that Honest Work will evolve into a global platform where people get a drastically more transparent understanding of what opportunities are out there and the likelihood of them being a good fit for the company they are considering joining. There are plenty of disparate platforms that assist with this (glassdoor, et al) but they all prioritise the company over the applicant. Our goal is to turn that on its head and put the applicants needs first and foremost.
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@jacqvon @steviebuckley "but they all prioritise the company over the applicant" - this exactly is one of my main rage-quits with job sites... I can't stand the fact that most companies are actively searching for talent, then make that same talent hop and scrape as if somehow the company is the heavier on the scale of demand. So much that I had been considering creating one that favored developers instead to even the score a bit - a bid-for-devs if you will ;D I can see it is early days for your offering but it seems to have started the right way and helped me defer having to take my own shot at it out of spite - good luck, keeping an eye on it...
Abadesi
Curious to hear about how you encourage employers to be transparent - I often see a disconnect between how brands want to be perceived and how they actually operate internally. @tomspeak_ @steviebuckley
Stevie Buckley
Maker
@abadesi This is a great question. The data supporting the fact that vacancies with real salary ranges perform better really is overwhelming. So much so that the worlds biggest job boards are imploring companies to post a salary when advertising a job yet very few boards actually enforce this. When posting a job on Honest Work, the salary field and field for interview steps are mandatory. In our own experience we have seen more and more companies embrace the fact that posting a salary results in more applicable candidates applying for their jobs.
Erick Barron
I'm curious about your logo. Why did you choose a dog? To refer to employees as loyal dogs? 😅 Looks cool though
Stevie Buckley
Maker
@erickbarron86 Hey Erick! We really wanted a 'mascot' to inject some personality into what is an intentionally minimalistic site so we hired a wonderful illustrator friend to create something and Hamish (that's the dog's name) was what he came up with and we fell in love! You can check out more of his incredible work here: http://www.stephen-waller.com/
Abadesi
@erickbarron86 @steviebuckley I'm a fan of the branding and name choice
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