What do you get when one of the largest job search portals joins hands with a job assessment tool? A near perfect combination. This is exactly what’s going to happen when Indeed, a job search portal that has over 200 million people scouting for jobs every month, acquires Interviewed, an online job assessment tool. Even though the terms of the deal are not clear now, it is known that the entire staff of Interviewed will be working from Indeed’s office.
Interviewed is a San Francisco-based startup that was part of a Y combinator’s summit in 2015 class. It provides job assessment tools to companies like IBM, Zillow, and Thumbtack. In its recent fundraising round, it raised $2 million.
Indeed used to be a client of Interviewed. Its parent company, Recruit, which is based out of Japan, was an investor. The job search platform used APIs from Interviewed to help companies undertake an auto-screening process for assessing job applications.
During the process of assessment, the tool helps employers across various parameters like telephonic screening, customer support, assessment simulations, and a form of Excel-based tests. An inside source from Indeed commented that when Interviewed launched the tool, they tested it, and found it to be a realistic and plausible way to predict the performance of future jobs.
As of now, the plan is to keep Interviewed’s platform as an independent solution, for some time. However, once the two platforms are combined then companies on Indeed can leverage the collaborative solution by making assessment simulations as an integral part of job applications.