Dating website eHarmony has launched a matchmaking service for job seekers and employers to find each other, Reuters reported Monday. The site, Elevated Careers, reportedly will use a similar algorithm to ensure job compatibility.
Neil Clark Warren, former marriage counselor, founded eHarmony in 2000 when he noticed a problem of compatibility among many of the couples he was counseling. More than 600,000 users have married from 2000 to 2012, a Harris poll reported, with only a 3.8 percent rate of divorce. There is a 40 percent to 50 percent divorce rate in the United States.
Warren said he wants to achieve a similar goal for employers and future employees: Match people for longevity, so both parties are more satisfied in their working relationships. "Nobody has really matched personalities in terms of the applicant and the supervisor. That's not something LinkedIn or Monster do," Warren said, as reported by Reuters.
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Less than half of all those employed in the U.S. said they were "completely satisfied with their jobs," a Gallup poll reported Friday, and Warren's new site aims to find people the best fit in the job marketplace.
The website for the new site has launched, and recruiters and job seekers can register and begin building profiles. The full services of the site will not be available until 2016, however.
EHarmony has experienced a good deal of competition from other dating sites, especially given the rise of dating apps such as Tinder and Hinge in the past few years, and the new site is part of an effort to diversify. Elevated Careers is projected to account for 60 percent of the parent company's revenue within three years.
"At Elevated, we have researched the company’s cultures whose jobs are listed on our site and use that information to match you up with the most compatible employers," a Wednesday blog post from the newly launched website read.