SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As divides emerge across the country, companies are struggling to unite diverse workforces into unified teams. Visionary entrepreneur, founder, and CEO, Laura Mather understands that focusing on universal values is key to uniting America. That's why today her company, Unitive, whose platform disrupts unconscious bias at every step of the hiring process, announces it will refocus on supporting companies' needs through values-based hiring practices.
Partnering with entrepreneurs Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein, Mather will host a town hall meeting in the heart of Silicon Valley to uncover how companies are coping with current discord and uncertainty. Unitive will then begin working with companies to identify a set of pre-established company-wide values. Using unique software and a team of hiring experts, Unitive will bridge gaps between employees by build hiring processes that reinforce those values and put talent first. Better hiring will build better, more cohesive teams where employees are aligned and connected by shared goals and values, regardless of their backgrounds.
"The solution to building successful teams and bridging our national divides is to bring employees, teams, and organizations together through an emphasis on our commonly held values," said Unitive Founder and CEO, Laura Mather. "Now Unitive can meet companies where they are, develop strategies based in their core-beliefs, and create systems that support and strengthen teams with great hiring decisions."
As the economy approaches an uncertain future and tensions rise across the country, the cost of bad hires grows exponentially. Companies need to be able to make great hires time and time again, and that means moving away from unreliable gut decisions based on a candidate's appearance, alma mater, or favorite hobbies. Successful organizations will transition their HR departments into values- and metrics-based processes that evaluate candidates' real competencies and their proven ability to do the job.
Unitive's user-friendly platform and vast database allows companies to access and implement best practices in hiring at ever step of their hiring process. From writing job descriptions that appeal to a broad range of candidates to blind resume review sections that focus reviewers on the capabilities that count, to structured interviews that reveal the most about candidates' abilities, Unitive transforms outdated systems to model the best of 21st century talent acquisition strategy.
Unitive is the first solution built with the hiring manager in mind. Hiring is one of the most crucial, yet inefficient, parts of running a business, delaying the critical resources you need to scale and grow. Unitive helps hiring managers by automating the process from job creation through decision, powering each step with meaningful data, building stronger recruiter-hiring manager partnership and drastically reducing time to hire. Unitive lets your hiring managers get back to their "real" jobs faster while improving the quality of every hire decision.
MORE ABOUT LAURA MATHER
Engineer, entrepreneur, and mom, Laura Mather, PhD is an expert on the future of the workplace. After selling her cyber security company, Silver Tail, in 2012, Mather created Unitive, a software that optimizes data-driven decision-making in the hiring process, empowering companies to build stronger, more effective teams.
Mather was honored as one of Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business, and as one of Fortune's Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs. She has been featured in CNN Money, Forbes, Business Insider, Venture Beat, and Fast Company, and is a featured speaker at Techonomy, the National Center for Women in Technology Summit, Fortune's Most Powerful Women Next Generation Summit, HR West, and Ad Week, among others.