The founders of Leap.ai say they developed an artificial intelligence-based method of matching tech talent to dream jobs, according to Tech Crunch.
Richard Liu and Yunkai Zhou, two former Google engineers, say their solution guarantees job applicants an interview with at least one "dream" employer. So far, 70% of matches have passed a first interview at their desired company.
Leap.ai maps an individual's skills and experiences and matches them to the "demands and culture" of potential employers. Liu and Zhou say it is a more efficient method than traditional, manual, quantitative head-hunting tactics.
Demand for tech talent is huge, but making the wrong hire can be expensive and time-consuming. Leap.ai is using AI tech to improve the chances of a job seeker and employer being a good match by going beyond what recruiters see on a resume or hear in a job interview.
By 2022, the tech industry will generate 1.3 million new jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But a lack of tech talent may prevent companies from staying competitive with new tech.
If Leap.ai's approach proves viable, the process of finding and securing tech talent could become faster and more efficient, helping companies move tech initiatives along faster.