Care.com Creates Job Hub for Recruiters and Job SeekersDecember 07, 2012
Mass High Tech
by Maureen McCarthy
Waltham-based Care.com, an online marketplace for family care services, increased its resource breadth by launching a recruiter-specific platform designed for job seekers and companies looking to employ qualified care providers.
The new subscription-based service, called Recruiting Solutions, was created in response to employer challenges and their need to find quality applicants and find them quickly, Josh Fine, vice president of Care.com business marketplace told Mass High Tech.
“Our overall goal is to provide care-related businesses with successful recruiting solutions to find and hire great employees,” Fine said. “We also want to continue to be the hub for care providers to find jobs.”
Prior to the construction of the database platform six months ago, Care.com conducted market research and interviewed dozens of businesses within the care space and found many use broad-based job boards in their recruitment efforts.
The Recruiting Solutions platform aims to give applicants and recruiters an option that is 100 percent-specific to the caregiver industry, Fine said. It also provides for greater safety, he said.
“Every time a provider comes onto Care.com to register, we check certain information against databases available to us, criminal behavior or inappropriate behavior and we have a dedicated safety team whose job is to do this,” Fine said, noting the necessity and importance of due diligence on the part of all care seekers.
The new Recruiting Solutions platform is offered nationally with a cost of $75-$125 per month depending on the length and terms of the individual company subscription.
Since the companies inception in 2006, Care.com’s forward moving momentum includes several acquisitions, a collective $111 million fundraise with backing from Institutional Venture Partners, Matrix Partners, New Enterprise Associates and Trinity Ventures, 443 employees worldwide with company founder, Sheila Lirio Marcelo named an Innovation All-Star by Mass High Tech in November.