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Startup Club: Tomigo, A Revolutionary Social Recruiting Platform

Shalom Life chats with Tal Moran, CEO of the Tel Aviv-based app whose focus is to help people find jobs

By: Daniel Koren
Published: July 3rd, 2013 in Business » Israel
Tomigo

Using a fusion of advanced technology and social media expertise, Tomigo is able to do just that: help companies to leverage their employees’ wide base of connections in order to easily and successfully hire the talent they need.

Because applicants are filtered based on employee recommendations, employers often recruits through friends of people already employed with them. Moran notes that surveys show that friends recruited through employees stay on the job twice as long as other recruits, resulting in 70% cost reduction, and 30% time reduction.

Tomigo, says Moran, builds bridges between management and staff.

'Pay It Forward'

"We all work and talk in a respectful way, and we always work as a team," Moran enthuses. "We believe that employees should have freedoms and be respected, and with our platform, we are able to do this for the greater good of all employees."

Synonymous with Moran's modus operandi is Tomigo's company logo: sign language for 'pay it forward.'

I ask Moran to explain the reasoning behind this.

"My first language was sign language," Moran begins. "My brother and I were both born hearing impaired, and sign language has always been a part of our lives. So the logo for Tomigo (to 'amigo') is 'pay it forward' because that is really what we are doing here: allowing friends to help other friends to succeed."

Tomigo also makes it considerably easier for individuals that are hearing impaired to find work.

People with hearing disabilities often miss out on job opportunities when they can't call via phone or skype, or have a proper interview, Moran tells me. With Tomigo, people can apply for certain positions, friends of yours can recommend you, and recruiters learn about applicants in ways they wouldn't be able to otherwise. "Beyond providing the platform to industry leaders, the way Tomigo works also makes it considerably easier for individuals that are hearing impaired to find work," Moran says. "Since a lot of this works through recommendations, it provides new opportunities for people who may not be able to get their foot in the door, and this way they have approval from other people in the industry."


Tomigo Tomorrow

Last year, Tomigo received a generous investment from Tel Aviv Angel Group, half a million dollars to be precise, allowing the company to gain international clients including Sapiens, Matrix, Siemens, Perrigo and Credorax. Perrigo, a contract Tomigo obtained recently, is the largest manufacture of private-label, over the counter pharmaceuticals. The Israeli branch boasts 1,200 people, all of which are now connected through Tomigo's platform.

Since the acquisition, Tomigo has been steadily on the rise, with employees located in Los Angeles and New York, and with the Tel Aviv headquarters continuing to develop.

"With this investment, we are able to dedicate more resources to marketing, and have gained a better online presence. It's given our company the opportunity to grow, and to find the highest quality of employee that is out there," says Moran.

The company plans to open an office in New York as soon as possible.

"I want Tomigo to be a global place for everyone to receive help and provide help. I want employees to maximize visibility in the workplace, create a large impact, and make it easier to choose a career path that is right for you. We want to make personal connections with more people, and get more people work," Moran tells me proudly.

Tomigo has an upcoming conference with Google on July 30th on the significance of social recruiting. The company has also been featured on Google Launch Pad, an accelerator for Tel Aviv entrepreneurs.

If you're struggling to find work, or know people looking for work, check out Tomigo to optimize your social media connections. According to Moran, the perfect job may be waiting for you, and you don't even know it.

Visit Tomigo here.

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