eHarmony's New Site Looks to Match Users With Perfect Career

Long-awaited Elevated Careers site to make its debut on April 1

By Aliah D. Wright Mar 10, 2016

On April 1, popular online dating site eHarmony hopes to do for careers what it has done for dating: help people make the perfect match.

In a news release announcing the site’s official unveiling, Elevated Careers by eHarmony is described as a “sophisticated career-matching platform that pairs job seekers with career opportunities based on multiple layers of compatibility.” The site is presently in beta.

eHarmony has been working on the career-matching site for more than two years now. In 2014, Dr. Neil Clark Warren, eHarmony founder and CEO told SHRM Online,“We want to bring companies candidates that have been fully vetted” to be productive, satisfied and what he hopes will be long-term employees. Warren said that getting a proper match between culture and personality is critical for improved engagement.

The dating game is a busy—and successful—one. According to eHarmony’s website “438 people get married every day as a result of eHarmony's compatibility matching.”

Now eHarmony is turning its sights on matching people with jobs, and companies with applicants. On its website, Elevated Careers states it intends to use “proven technology to bring [employers] the most compatible candidates, matched on skills, company culture and personality.”

eHarmony did not immediately return an e-mail seeking comment.

In 2014, Dan Erickson, director of special projects and general manager of Elevated Careers, told SHRM Online that “instead of sending companies thousands of resumes, we want to give you a daily [list] of candidates who match with your company—not just with the jobs and skills area, but with company culture, work values and knowledge.”

Elevated Careers will pair applicants and jobs based not just on skills and qualifications but also cultural fit and the personality traits of the applicants’ supervisor and potential closest co-workers. To get the best fit, hiring managers and applicants will have to fill out a survey, most likely dozens of questions long.

eHarmony will host a demonstration for members of the press on how the site works on March 30.

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Aliah D. Wright is an online editor/manager for SHRM Online.


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