Entelo Launches Hiring for Good to Nurture New Tech Talent

Partnership with CodeEd Funds 1 Year of Computer Science Education for Girls for Every New Hire Made with Entelo Recruiting Software

Jan 29, 2014, 10:02 ET from Entelo, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Entelo, Inc., the social-based talent recruiting specialist, today launched Hiring for Good, a new social impact program designed to improve communities and foster the next generation of tech talent.

To kick off the initiative, Entelo has partnered with CodeEd, a Boston-based nonprofit that teaches computer science, programing and coding to underprivileged middle-school girls. For every new hire Entelo customers make using the company's next-generation recruiting tools, Entelo will donate a year's worth of instruction for one young woman in the CodeEd program.

"CodeEd is doing great work to not only address the under-representation of women in the computer science and tech industries, but also introduce girls from underserved communities to the possibility of a career in tech—something they may have never considered before," said Entelo CEO Jon Bischke. "It's a privilege to contribute toward this endeavor, and we're pleased to formalize our philanthropic focus under this new program."

Entelo's software helps companies overcome the growing challenge of hiring top talent in a highly competitive marketplace. Its algorithms scour the social web to paint a fuller picture of a professional's background and skills. In doing so, Entelo is able to identify best-fit candidates for an open job opportunity.

Partnering with CodeEd enables Entelo to have a direct impact on closing the skills gap by nurturing the next generation of programmers, while also aligning with the company's socially-conscious vision.

"Social good is just part of our DNA," Bischke said. The company already matches one-for-one any donations made by employees to nonprofit organizations up to $1,000 each, but Bischke says Hiring for Good is an opportunity to get more involved at the grass-roots level.

CodeEd partners with schools and other organizations serving low-income girls in San Francisco, Boston and New York City to provide volunteer teachers, computer science courses and computers to help close the gender gap in the technology fields and provide new opportunities to girls in communities where access to tech education and jobs may be limited. CodeEd offers courses in HTML and CSS and is developing programs in JavaScript and Python. Coursework is project-based, allowing girls to develop websites and other programs based on their passions in a fun and collaborative peer-to-peer environment, led by experienced volunteer instructors.

"Given the demographic we serve, our programs change these girls' perception about what coding is, about what it means to be an engineer, and how they can use this experience to explore a whole new career they may have never considered before," said CodeEd Executive Director and Co-Founder Angie Schiavoni. "This partnership with Entelo is the first of its kind for CodeEd and we're grateful for their foresight in making this type of investment."

Schiavoni says that, as an all-volunteer organization with very low overhead, CodeEd will apply 100 percent of Entelo's contributions directly toward providing curriculum and instruction for the girls who participate in the program. "I hope this is a spark for other companies to participate in not only helping to develop the skills needed in the modern workforce, but also to make a difference in the future potential of the communities we serve."

To request a demo or get started with Entelo – tools that are already trusted by Box, Facebook, Groupon, Square, Yelp and others to find top talent – visit www.entelo.com.

For more information about CodeEd, visit www.codeed.org.

About Entelo
Entelo's tools help companies find the right candidates at the right time. By analyzing over 70 variables, Entelo's patent-pending Sonar platform identifies relevant job candidates for open positions when they are most likely to be open to new opportunities. With its database of over 10 million candidates, Entelo also provides a powerful search engine for talent. Entelo streamlines the recruiting process, allowing recruiters to spend more time connecting with potential candidates and delivering results. For more information including pricing, please visit www.entelo.com.

SOURCE Entelo, Inc.