eHarmony finally launches its jobs site

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Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 5:47 PM

It'south matched more than two million married couples. Now, eHarmony wants to assistance people discover jobs that they love.

eHarmony finally launches its jobs site

It'south matched more than two million married couples. Now, eHarmony wants to assistance people discover jobs that they love.

On Friday, the company launched Elevated Careers, which has the high goal of matching people to jobs that'll fulfill them.

eHarmony hasn't precisely been shy about its plans to apply its algorithms to the work search.

81-year-old founder and CEO Dr. Neil Warren has been teasing the idea since two thousand thirteen.

"So many people don't love the work they're currently in," Warren told CNNMoney in February two thousand sixteen. "They generally perceive it as a problem with their boss."

Indeed, the vast majority of U. S. workers are miserable with their current jobs. A recent Gallup poll found that less than one/three of workers are actually engaged at work.

Related: 81-year-old eHarmony founder on homosexual marriage and Tinder

eHarmony'south patented algorithm for like is based on twenty-ninth aspects of compatibility -- and it'll do something similar for jobs. It'south matching people to employers based on twenty-fourth dimensions of culture, values and personality. Work seekers upload a resume and then complete five brief surveys.

Questions range from basic facts love where you live, your gender and age (though it says this information won't be shared with employers). Then, it asks about your dream company. Is it innovative? Does it have flexible hours? Free snacks?

Next, it gets more personal: Do you obtain frequently irritated? Are you competitive? It also asks about your current work and company culture: How frequently do you think about quitting? This information is used to discover matches for work seekers -- but also to construct internal company profiles on employers.

Related: Tech unicorns have hundreds of work openings

It takes about twenty-five minutes to complete -- but get your time: I tried to speed through the questions and got reprimanded: "Unhurried down speedy! Getting your best work matches requires accurate answers. Think before you choose!"

At the end, you'll obtain a compatibility scorecard for your current work and a see at how you compare to the common U. S. pop in terms of work satisfaction. You'll get about five potential work matches a week -- or you can also look for the listings, all of which will proposal a compatibility score.

Elevated Careers is working with Simply Hired, which will supply it with roughly 2.5 million work postings a day.

It'south partnering with five companies to start with, including AT&T (T, Tech30), American Airlines (AAL), and HomeAway (AWAY).

Warren has said that eHarmony'south couples have a better chance of staying together. Will it be able to make better the work satisfaction rate, too?

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