Mynextgig.com Selected As First Runner-Up In National HR Technology Competition
"Becoming a person, not a resume" lands MyNextGig.com as top placing West Coast-based HR technology, first runner-up nationally.
- (1888PressRelease) May 10, 2012 - The iTalent Competition at the HRO Today Forum, sponsored by Oracle in cooperation with the StartUp America Partnership, has chosen MyNextGig.com, a Newport Beach, CA based company, as first runner-up in the national competition on May 2 during the HRO Today Forum & Workforce Congress in Washington, D.C.
Southern California brothers, Richard and David Linden, founded MyNextGig.com less than a year ago with the idea to further simplify the application and hiring process. With a passion for entrepreneurship, the brothers have recruited a young, eager team that has built the website and helped their dream come to fruition.
MyNextGig.com empowers job seekers to subscribe to companies or locations, which then provides the candidate with real-time updates when job openings are activated. Advanced algorithms were also created that match candidates with search results that provide appropriate job opportunities. After creating their hiring profile, the candidate can then apply with one click. Job seeking candidates are encouraged to create video resumes and hold interviews with human resource professionals from home.
"Although he didn't place first, My Next Gig is grateful to be provided with an amazing opportunity to showcase our website and the features we provide to candidates and companies alike," said Richard Linden, Co-Founder and CEO of MyNextGig.com. "This competition inspires us to further improve our system to provide a quality service that continues to satisfy the needs of our clients."
MyNextGig.com targets the college/young adult demographic, and focuses primarily on the hourly wage sector, but can also appeal to seasonal, part time and full time employees and employers. Featured employers include such well-known La Jolla Group brands as Rusty, Volcom and O'Neil, to name a few.
"At the end of the day, it's about providing the most convenient service to our job/career-seeking clients," said David Linden, Co-Founder and President of MyNextGig.com. "We are humbled by the opportunity we were presented, and delighted for the winner of the competition."
MyNextGig.com was one of five diverse startups, selected from numerous entries that gave 10-minute presentations to a judging panel of HR and recruiting practitioners, analysts and technology investors. Judges included:
-Bill Filip, Delancey Street Partners and well-known HR venture investor
-Yvette Cameron, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research
-Madeline Laurano, Research Director, Talent Acquisition Solutions at Aberdeen Group
-Brent Skinner, President & Chief Executive Officer of STETrevisions
-Mike Schnoll, Senior Director, BPO Program, Oracle
-Susan Strayer, Head of Talent Strategy at Evviva Brands
-Alan Bugler, Vice-President at CHILDS Advisory Partners
-Jessica Miller-Merrell, SPHR, HR Technology and Workplace Strategist
"This is the most innovative time I have seen for HR Technology," said Filip. "There are some game-changing innovations occurring. These companies presenting today at the HRO Today Forum are great examples of this."
"The HR technology field is one of the hottest industries," said Miller-Merrell. "The iTalent Competition helps to expose innovators and entrepreneurs in the space to industry thought leaders and organizational HR leaders to help continue to drive the innovation. It's an exciting time to work in the field of human resources."
"We were pleased to once again offer HR entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their products and services before a group of peers and industry experts," said Elliot Clark, Chief Executive Officer of SharedXpertise and creator of the HRO Today Forum. "The iTalent Competition provides an important platform for innovative thinkers to get the recognition, feedback and support they need to power the next wave of technology that will transform HR."
About the HRO Today Forum
The HRO Today Forum brings together the former HRO, MSP, and RPO Summits along with the HR Demo Show to attract HR Executives to engage with Providers, Government and NGOs to make an impact on the current workforce issues. Through a highly interactive setting, the Forum provides the big picture, dynamic dialog, and deep dives on the issues surrounding how HR Officers operate the Global Business of HR.
To learn more, please visit http://www.HROTodayForum.com
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, summits and forums that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management. Its media offerings include print and online publications; its summits are conferences and its forums offer association membership programs. SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the human resources, finance, compliance and sustainability professions in North America, Europe and Asia.
MyNextGig.com utilizes a social networking platform to offer digital profiles that include innovative features for employer and job seeker alike. The site prides itself on the video resume feature that lets job seekers express themselves in a video pitch that gives employers the opportunity to see the real person instead of reading a page of accomplishments. My Next Gig offers employers one-click activation/deactivation of job postings, candidate matching, a patented star ranking system and a video interviewing system that allows employers and professional recruiters to conduct the entire hiring process in one convenient place. Job seekers are offered real-time notifications of job openings from companies they've subscribed to.
For more information, please visit us at www.mynextgig.com, or call (855) 639-8444 to register for a free demo.
Also, please view our YouTube video that explains the vision pursued by MyNextGig.com: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVPNVJVYyIA