Just weeks after announcing a $15 million seed funding round, the interview technology company Clovers launched its flagship product, called… Clovers.
The company describes Clovers as an interview intelligence platform that uses human and conversational intelligence to speed up hiring, uncover bias and match candidates with appropriate roles. It’s launching into a market for online interviewing that’s grown by a factor of 10i since 2019, Clovers said.
In addition, said CEO Doug Leonard, the company provides “a tangible way to deliver quality interviews that are more inclusive.” Sharon Hunt, Clovers’ head of product, said the platform can “dramatically” reduce the hours necessary to evaluate candidates.
Clovers said its platform offers:
- Fair, Consistent Interviews: Clovers ensures questions are focused on skills and competencies by providing industrial and organizational psychology-approved questions and standardizes feedback.
- Improved Time to Hire: The “Clover Reel,” a collection of “best of” clips from a candidate’s interview, can be easily shared among the team, saving time and improving collaboration.
- Software in the Flow of Work: Clovers integrates with a company’s existing technology, including applicant tracking systems, calendars and video conference software such as Zoom, Microsoft and Webex.
- Improved Interviews by using actual interviews to train employees and uncover bias in the hiring process.
In addition, the platform’s intelligence capabilities can help companies address the increased focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as the shift to remote interviewing that’s been spurred by Covid-19. According to Accenture, a lack of inclusivity is costing U.S. businesses an estimated $1.05 trillion.
Clovers’ launch of Clovers comes on the heels of the interview platform raising $15 million in seed funding. The round was led by Greycroft and Alpha Edison with participation from Crosslink Capital, Acadian Ventures, Fika Ventures and Act One Ventures. The company said funding will be used for product development, talent acquisition and marketing.
By Mark Feffer
Mark Feffer is executive editor of RecruitingDaily and the HCM Technology Report. He’s written for TechTarget, HR Magazine, SHRM, Dice Insights, TLNT.com and TalentCulture, as well as Dow Jones, Bloomberg and Staffing Industry Analysts. He likes schnauzers, sailing and Kentucky-distilled beverages.
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