BOSTON, Mass. (February 7, 2012) – theFIT debuted today, a career site that finally fulfills the needs of job seekers and the 80 percent of people who are not looking for a new job. Developed by Bullhorn, Inc., theFIT helps you get inside the heads of current or prospective co-workers by asking burning questions that reveal the true story of a workplace. Because life is short and the workday is long, theFIT is on a mission to make your office a place you want to work.
“Until now, career sites have been places where job seekers mingle with other job seekers. That is a waste of time. And job boards and the interview process do very little to show you a company’s true culture,” said Art Papas, CEO of theFIT. “We designed theFIT to be a place where employees and job seekers alike will visit day after day. It’s not filled with boring surveys about what you like about your job, but rather fun questions that foster authentic answers and reveal the true culture of a workplace.”
– Answers to Burning Questions. Did everyone else get a small bonus last year? Am I the only one who’s gay here? Did the boss steal one of your brilliant ideas, too? Now anyone can find out. Initial data from the 5,000 people who have contributed to theFIT shows that people are three and half times more likely to be dissatisfied at work if a boss has taken credit for their ideas. This kind of information is virtually impossible to glean based on an interview or a job posting.
– At-a-glance Company Culture Snapshot. theFIT provides an uncensored snapshot inside a company through ranks of cultural attributes – according to the people who work there. Each company is assigned badges such as Amazing Perks, Play Hard, Incredible Mentors and Earning Potential.
– Social Connectivity. Users can login through LinkedIn or Facebook and engage their co-workers to compare notes, commiserate or just goof off. Job seekers can also browse job openings and leverage their LinkedIn and Facebook connections to get a foot in the door of a potential workplace.
“For the past 10 years, we’ve worked with recruiters to develop technology solutions to better match candidates with employers. But, the biggest hurdle in the hiring process is always fit, and there is absolutely no way to screen for it,” continued Papas. “In fact, 46 percent of employees who quit do so within 18 months of being hired. It’s a gaping hole in the employment process and we designed theFIT to fill the void and prevent such a rapid turnover.”
theFIT debuts today for Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
By Tim Spagnola
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