Enterprise Florida, the state’s economic development organization, recently profiled randrr, a Jacksonville-based company that developed a smarter way to search for jobs and design a career, in an article titled “A Clearer Approach to Designing Your Career Path.”
randrr, which calls itself a technology company instead of a recruiting company, uses data referring to job descriptions, salaries and resumes from actual employees to build career paths and profiles for people seeking new job opportunities.
Users can see and better understand their personal market value, what different jobs entail, and what jobs and skills might be needed before they can land their dream job. Currently, the platform is free for job seekers, companies and recruiters.
Terry Terhark, founder and CEO of randrr and a self-described businessman and entrepreneur, plunged into the world of big data to build a new model for recruiting that resulted in randrr (reinventing and revolutionizing recruiting), which uses data to better match employees and employers.
“You know, it is new and exciting, yet, similar to running any other business,” said Terhark. To be successful, he looked for a location with top-notch science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) talent; related businesses nearby that could serve as complimentary vendors; and, an atmosphere where people were free to be creative and produce their best work.
After nine months of operation in Jacksonville, randrr grew to 50 employees and has had great success employing graduates from the University of North Florida, Jacksonville University and Flagler College with degrees in STEM fields.
“JAXUSA and the Chamber’s Entrepreneurial Growth Division are focused on creating an environment where startup companies can thrive,” said Tim Cost, chair of JAXUSA and president of Jacksonville University. “To have a company like randrr decide to build a revolutionary new jobs platform in Jacksonville is a big win for our region. We are committed to producing and retaining top talent in our market to fill high-tech positions similar to the ones Terry is creating.”
View the entire article on randrr here.