Founded by Jody Presti, JobOn is an online platform that condenses the hiring process in high turnover industries such as restaurants and retail. Instead of filling out job application forms, job seekers use a camera to record their answers to interview questions, which employers can then watch on their own schedules.
Presti came up with the idea for JobOn in 2010 after seeing a teenager with a bunch of application forms in a mall. Realizing that the job application and hiring processes have remained the same for the past 20 years, he began talking with franchise owners to learn what they looked at when hiring employees – and it wasn’t the application. As Presti found out, “The interview was the only part that mattered.”
Since JobOn launched late last year, about 1,000 companies have used the service, including Jamba Juice, Starbucks, and Subway. JobOn is free for the first five applicants, and subscription is $10 per month for unlimited use.