Podcast Audio | Posted by Phil Leigh on October 27, 2008
If you would like to learn about a company that hopes to transform the temporary office help industry the way that Expedia transformed the travel agency business, this interview is for you.
Our guest today is Phillip Thune who is the CEO of HireMeNow.com. His website is a temporary help agency for office workers. It is a cyberspace version of Kelly Services or Manpower, Inc. There are two basic advantages to using HireMeNow.com instead of terrestrial temporary worker agencies.
First, since HireMeNow.com is on the Internet the company has much lower physical overhead costs and they pass the savings along to the customer.
Second, employers are permitted to inspect the resumes, applications, and backgrounds of a great many candidates online before deciding which ones they want to interview. The online inspection also can include a short video prepared by the candidate to explain their qualifications and interests. Such video resumes give the employers something of a “feel” for the candidate’s personality and ability to express themselves.
While HireMeNow.com may have the potential to transform the temporary office help industry like Expedia changed the travel agency business, their biggest challenge is building a critical mass of candidates and employers in numerous common geographic areas. For example, an employer in St. Louis does not care who is available in Boston.
If you are an employer looking for a way to cut your costs in hiring temporary workers, you might be especially interested in the interview because HireMeNow is offering a special bonus to our audience.