inploi: the Jobs Network Launches Having Raised Significant Investment

21 Jul, 2016, 03:30 ET from inploi

LONDON, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Founded by recent graduates Matthew de la Hey and Alex Hanson-Smith, inploi (http://www.inploi.me) is a London-based technology startup, launching an app and web-based jobs network for the UK hospitality industry. Whether for a short-term gig, a summer job, or a full-time career, the inploi platform allows a network of employers and job seekers to seamlessly interact and transact; enabling a new way of working. inploi's was released on the app store today.

Starting in the hospitality sector, inploi is the easiest way for job seekers to find work and the most efficient way for employers to find the right staff, presenting the first fully-integrated, end-to-end solution to their staffing needs. Job seekers create and develop a virtual resume, unlocking work opportunities that suit them, wherever they are. Employers can quickly identify algorithmically-matched applicants who are the right fit, have the requisite skills and experience, and are available when they need them. inploi incorporates a mutual review system that gives staff the opportunity to earn rewards and allows employers to select only the most reliable and credible staff. This emphasizes performance and the quality of the work environment, and democratises employer-employee interactions.

Points of interest: 

  • Leading employers including Bill's, Deliveroo, Daylesford, YouMeSushi and a number of other employers are already committed to using the platform.
  • inploi's initial focus is the hospitality sector, Britain's fourth largest employer with around 2,920,000 workers. It is predicted that more than 800,000 roles will need to be filled in 2016.
  • inploi successfully raised an angel investment round in January, with financial professionals from Cazenove Capital, Investec, and Deloitte Investing alongside funds Kgolo Investments (Johannesburg, South Africa) and Almington Capital (Chicago, USA).

See a brief demo video here: https://vimeo.com/171119318

Comments from inploi's founders: 

"The jobs market is fundamentally inefficient for everyone involved. Employers spend too much time & money finding the right staff, while job seekers can't find appropriate opportunities, and the applicant experience tends to be poor. We looked closely at the recruitment processed in hospitality and the wider service economy and realised that entrenched inefficiencies could not be addressed by simply adapting the agency or jobs board model for mobile", commented co-founder Matthew de la Hey.

"The problem runs deeper than the device on which it is being addressed", said co-founder Alex Hanson-Smith. "The recruitment industry has been slow to react to the fact that technology has altered the way people think about transactions. inploi is providing job seekers and employers with a new way to work via an easy to use web and mobile platform, whilst empowering job-seekers with a credible virtual resume, in a transient, often opaque market".

Recognition of inploi: 

inploi's potential has already been recognised - the company was selected to present at the Emerge Social Impact Conference at Oxford's Saïd Business School and won the pitch competition at Enterprise Nation's StartUp 2016 conference. The founders were also asked to speak at the Sharing Economy Conference 2016, and presented inploi to the world at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 at Stanford in June, at the invitation of the U.S. State Department.

Press Kit:
https://www.inploi.me/press/resources

Contact:
-Email: press@inploi.me
-Website: http://www.inploi.com
-Twitter: @inploime
-Instagram: @inploi
-Phone: CEO, Matthew +44-(0)7702056299
Marketing & PR: +44-(0)7766242220

SOURCE inploi