Sargam Sekhri –
Rahul Suchdev and Manfred Lange, co-founders of ‘HOICpro,’ have developed it as an online platform on which employers and candidates connect with each other directly, complete all stages of the recruitment process in simple logical steps and build their market and talent brands.
Employers define searches, post advertisements, receive responses, access updated and verified profiles, and make offers.
Candidates control their profiles, negotiate contracts, accept or decline offers and recommend peers. It is a platform with real jobs, genuine candidates and no recruiters.
Fletchers, The Warehouse, Air New Zealand, Progressive Enterprises (Countdown), Bravura, Automobile Association, ClearPoint and Fraedom are actively accessing and engaging with a pool of more than 1800 candidates on HOICpro.
The platform offers discounted accounting and indemnity insurance packages to users through its respective partnerships with MYOB and AdviceFirst, offering direct benefits without anyone clipping the ticket.
The HOICpro platform has evolved from its launch and development in the New Zealand IT market. It is now ready to add new industries, starting with accounting and finance, and then, progressing into banking and insurance.
Rahul and Manfred, who have 35 years of professional experience between them, one as a well-regarded business and recruitment specialist, and the other in various leadership positions in software organisations, are supported by a small agile team comprising developers, design and communication consultants and an advisory board.
They bill HOICpro as an innovative, New Zealand-grown business that has cut its teeth in a very competitive and diverse market.
They are proud to be a part of a collective effort focused on developing HOICpro to be responsive to the recruitment needs of organisations and workforce alike, across sectors in New Zealand and globally.
Their parting advice is to candidates and is based on unanimous feedback from various clients on HOICpro.
Clients prefer candidates who complete their profiles and create a brand that truly reflects the candidate’s skill sets and experience.
For candidates. this means using the video feature to help clients put a face to the name, getting all work experiences verified, and uploading all certifications.
Using the ‘My Activity’ feature helps candidates keep track of all applications and roles. HOICpro has been designed to support candidates and clients equally to maximise value from the platform and from the recruitment ecosystem.