Enygma Ventures has invested $250,000 into Job Crystal, SA’s Recruitment Startup to enable this female-led company to develop incredible technology to speed up the process of recruitment.
The investment is expected to make it easier for employers to hire the right talent faster than ever, making a dent in unemployment rates at the same time.
“We’re thrilled to receive this investment from Enygma Ventures which will help us to improve our tech development and expand our footprint across the country and region,” says Job Crystal Managing Director and Co-Founder Sasha Knott.
JobCrystal is an online career management service for all candidates searching for job opportunities and companies looking to hire candidates within South Africa. Candidates can upload their details to ensure that when a Company uploads a job specification, that should they match the criteria they will be notified and can choose to accept an interview. Companies can also advertise or purchase packages in order for JobCrystal to do checks on candidates.
The firm approaches corporate employers and gets detailed descriptions of the positions they need to fill. The job seekers complete their profile by filling in their skills, dream jobs, work experience, personality type, and other preferences.
“Our system goes to work, making millions of calculations (that’s a rough approximation) at lightning-quick speeds (that, on the other hand, is very accurate) in order to determine the best candidates for the position. You get matched to jobs that are highly suited to your skills, goals and values,” says the recruitment agency.
The platform also offers loads of other valuable stuff, like salary information, suggested skills, career pathing, networking opportunities and its growing database of corporate employers to have more jobs on offer. It also helps users on career management.
“Getting a job is just the start. JobCrystal is about managing your career on an ongoing basis, not merely finding a single job on one occasion. Even while you’re happily employed, you’ll be regularly informed of your marketability, your potential career paths and any other positions that will help you to move closer to your dream job,” the firm added.
Currently, JobCrystal has more than 250,000 candidates in its database.
“Never has there been a more critical time to get South African’s back into work.” says Sarah Dusek Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Enygma Ventures. “We see the recruitment industry as vital in South Africa’s economic recovery enabling employers to navigate finding the right talent, quickly and efficiently, getting more people back to work sooner.”
Enygma Ventures is also calling out for applications to its Shift Fund. All entrepreneurs and innovators in Africa who have existing businesses and ideas that are still in ideation stage and have the capability to solve Africa’s challenges in a post-pandemic world are welcome to apply here before applications close on Monday 31 August. Shift Fund is a partnership between Enygma Ventures and Startup Circles.
Startup Circles CEO Sandras Phiri says, “Job Crystal has strongly positioned itself within the recruitment market focusing on small and medium sized businesses with a passion for solving Africa’s unemployment crisis using technology and smart problem-solving skills. This is what we at Shift Fund are looking for – businesses that combine smart, innovative strategies and technologies in scalable models.”