Arijit Sarkar, Co-Founder and Phuong Nguyen, Co-Founder
As the gig economy permeates itself into the corporate world, it begets the question of whether existing hiring models are really geared towards on-demand hiring with independence and control to the way people work or hire. What if corporate professionals or contractors could find the next employment opportunity in a manner allowing them to exercise complete control over their schedule and also make more money? And what if hiring managers in immediate need of professionals could directly access them in quick time and in a cost effective way? Sydney-based DoublU is actively defining the future of corporate hiring and employment through its self-service technology platform for direct and on-demand resourcing.
“Most recruitment software solutions merely focus on fixing recruiters’ obvious pain points through talent requisitioning, sourcing, candidate selection, and onboarding, but pay little attention to the core problem— enabling hiring managers to connect with best-fitting professionals as early, painlessly, and efficiently as possible. And the cocktail of software and systems like job portals, applicant tracking systems (ATS), and agency management systems that attempt to streamline the recruitment process are still relatively expensive and inefficient,” says Arijit Sarkar, Co-founder, DoublU. There are no job posts, candidate applications, or agencies to manage with DoublU. The company minimizes the dependency on such systems by changing the operating model of corporate hiring to address the aforementioned fundamental issues. DoublU puts individual hiring managers in the driver’s seat of the hiring process using a self-service marketplace, thus enabling direct communication and transactions between the hirer and candidates for cost-effective and transparent on-demand resourcing.
The DoublU platform is a web and mobile-enabled solution that is fully automated with end-to-end functionality to search, shortlist, select, and book candidates, as well as manage worker payments, saving up to 80 percent of hiring costs over traditional models.
It facilitates corporate hirers and workers to engage in a meaningful manner while avoiding the inefficiencies and lack of transparency of the existing agency-based models. The company embraces a technology-first approach toward corporate hiring to remove bottlenecks and empower hiring managers and job seekers directly.
DoublU facilitates corporate hirers and workers to engage in a meaningful manner while avoiding the inefficiencies and lack of transparency of the existing agency-based models
Being a “technology-first” company, DoublU uses mobility, search optimization, and analytics to ensure customer engagement while the company’s roadmap incorporates the use of machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), and robotic process automation (RPA) to drive efficiencies in candidate sourcing, selection, and onboarding. The company also intends to build a unified customer experience using gamification and blockchain. “We greatly emphasize the adoption of the right technologies that help deliver meaningful, engaging, and uncomplicated customer experiences,” highlights Phuong Nguyen, co-founder, DoublU. “At the same time, we are empathetic to our customers’ needs. We constantly innovate to make our tech platform more relevant to unique client pain points while making it easier for them to conduct their business fairly.”
The following customer testimonial by Robin Rastogi, Senior VP and Regional Head at Nihilent Australia, clearly substantiates the efficacy of DoublU’s offering: “DoublU is a unique concept allowing us to take complete control over our hiring process internally. What I like is its transparency and the fact that we interact with the candidates directly. Additionally, enabling the marketplace for our internal staff helps control my operating expenses.” Furthermore, feedback from Rizwan Raza, service delivery director at Sydney-based Serole Technologies, corroborates DoublU’s claim of efficient on-demand resourcing—“As an IT services company, we constantly have to deal with spikes and drops in demand and utilization. DoublU has helped us to address this continuous challenge effectively and efficiently by providing an end-to-end solution from search to onboarding of candidates. We can hire team members directly on-demand basis with less effort and peace of mind.”
Continuing to script success stories with a comprehensive self-service platform that powers the gig economy, DoublU now plans to scale up operations globally through a country-specify internationalization strategy across the US, the UK, South East Asia, and Europe.