Canadians continue to disrupt "HR" process- KIRA TALENT


Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to see fresh options that take “HR process”, give it a shake and take it up a notch.

Well, there is ONE thing that gives me greater pleasure than that. Seeing that the company is CANADIAN!

Enter Kira Talent

From their website ABOUT section- in their own words

“Let’s face it, recruiting sucks. For organizations, it costs over $3,500 per new hire, requires an average of 25 hours per posting, and currently allows for little collaboration. In short, recruiting is stuck in a paper-based process from the 1950’s”

Until now.

Kira Talent infuses video into the recruitment process to allow organizations meet their candidates via video. Organizations can record video questions and send them to candidates who can then respond via video using their webcam. Afterwards, the selection committee can collaborate virtually to rank, share, and compare candidate responses. Kira Talent helps organizations find the hidden gems in their talent applicant pool in an easy-to-use, cloud-based platform.

Check it out for yourself! 

Those of you who know me have heard me say countless times- every young generation believes they can change the world- but THIS generation of Millenials I believe is the one that will truly do it. With Emilie Cushman, CEO and Co-Founder of Kira Talent at its helm, the Kira team is one of the youngest in Canadian history to receive venture funding.

Congratulations Emilie and the Kira Talent team- you have identified a real pain point and created a simple, elegant and useful solution to help employers and Recruiting teams save time AND connect more quickly and authentically with the best talent for culture fit. Looking forward to using your platform with some of my clients!

Christine McLeod

Chief Possibilities Officer, Impact People Practices

Founder & Co-Producer, Impact99 

1 Comment

  1. David Singh on February 27, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Thanks for the encouragement Christine! We’ve been delighted with the feedback our clients are sharing with us. If a picture is worth a thousand words, we believe video is worth infinitely more. Our clients love the speed at which they can find the hidden gems in their talent pool and the insights they can pull from video. 

    Our company was founded to shake things up, and to do this we heavily rely on experimentation with a heavy dose of client feedback. We know we don’t have all the answers, but it’s our hope to have the resiliency to fail-fast and find what will truly help our clients.  

    Thanks again!