Automated Recruitment Using Artificial Intelligence with Omer Molad of Vervoe

What if companies could automate almost all of the hiring process AND make better hiring decisions? In this edition of the UpTech Report, we meet with Omer Molad, the CEO of Vervoe to discuss automated recruitment, applicant tracking systems, and a brighter future for job seekers in the information economy.

Forget about all of those boring, conversation-based interviews of the past. Through a carefully constructed series of skill-based questions and online tasks, Vervoe is bringing AI and machine learning into the human resources department, radically transforming the way that businesses find new talent.

Host of UpTech, Alexander Ferguson learns that this is not just a simple resume screening process. Instead of hiring solely based upon someone’s background and the number of years they’ve spent working, Vervoe allows companies to find the candidate that is actually best able to perform the specific tasks that

Omer Molad is Co-founder and CEO at Vervoe. He’s on a mission to make hiring about merit, not background. Vervoe replaces the traditional hiring process with skills assessments and gives every candidate an opportunity to showcase their talent by doing job-related tasks. Omer and David Weinberg, both based in Melbourne, Australia, co-founded Vervoe in 2016.  

Omer’s career path started in the startup nation, Israel. After serving in the Israeli Defense Force, he dipped his toes in the Tel Aviv startup space, working at two tech companies before immigrating to Australia. After completing a degree in law and commerce, he then embarked on a banking career working with ANZ and NAB. 

During this period, he experienced inherent bias in the traditional recruitment process first-hand, shaping his views around what’s missing from the traditional hiring process and how to fix it. 

“If you want to truly appreciate how good a tennis player Roger Federer is, you need to see him play,” Omer says. “Neither his high school grades, nor a chat over coffee will come close, and a personality assessment will only reveal that he’s introverted. To see the magic, you need to see him on the court. Similarly, the best way to predict how well someone will perform in a job is to see them in action.”  

Since co-founding Vervoe, Omer has become a sought-after thought-leader in the skills-based hiring movement. Vervoe has grown to be a global leader in the HR Tech space, giving thousands of companies the confidence to hire the best candidate with confidence, every time.



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