Zinc has launched its blockchain-based hiring software to help tackle the inefficiencies associated with tech recruitment.
Now available to the public, Zinc has been successfully tested in beta with customers including GoCardless and Booking.com.
With a technical role in the UK taking on average 12 weeks to fill, Zinc aims to simplify, accelerate and reduce the cost of hiring by open sourcing the entire interview process.
The Zinc ecosystem verifies a candidate’s information on the blockchain and allows workers to securely store it in a distributed network.
From there, recruiters can request access to a candidate’s full and verified work history, aptitude and attitude reports on day one of the hiring journey, removing the need for tests and references to be retaken and collected time and time again.
“With an estimated two million technology roles available at any time, and an increasing shift towards the gig economy, there is a dire need to speed things up,” said Zinc CEO Luke Shipley.
“Referencing used to be the gold standard for recruiters but due to significant inefficiencies in the process, it has rapidly fallen out of favour.
“We see significant opportunity to bring credibility and ease back to this important work proof by using new technologies to remove existing pain points and create a seamless and more effective hiring processes.”