The experience lacks so many things: transparency, fairness, timeliness and so on that solutions to date have only addressed part of the problem. LinkedIn made the resume digital and put people in (mostly) one place. Others have created labor marketplaces and educational resources to “fix” hiring, but last time I checked hiring was still broken. With 11.4 million in Series A financing led by Emergence Capital, Mya Systems manages to complement this market and stands on its own as a machine intelligence-powered tool for recruiters and applicants.
Mya is a bot, and that means when I first went to meet the team I was skeptical. Bots tend to be user interface decisions, not products. But Mya doesn’t passively recommend GIFs, it unlocks economies of scale for recruiting agencies and massive enterprises by centralizing and automating aspects of high-volume recruiting.
To be clear, we’re not talking about high-volume in Silicon Valley speak where Google hires a thousand engineers. Rather, think in the scale of agencies that recruit for major retail brands and help fill warehouse jobs. These groups are hiring tens and even hundreds of thousands of workers at a time.
Eyal Grayevsky, CEO of Mya Systems, explained to me that the existing recruiting process…