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Filtering through referrals on Drafted just got a lot easier. Why? Because for the first time, we added filters. Quickly jump to the open role you want to search through referrals for. No more scrolling forever to find the right job.   Narrow down to the location of the candidate. If your open role is for a position in Boston, you might want to see all potential referrals already located in Boston. Search for the exact person you’re looking for too. Already have a friend in mind? Just type in their name to see if they match up with any of your open roles. Or quickly flip through suggested referrals by using the left and right arrows. Don’t worry about[…]

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In a candidate’s market, even the best companies need a strong employment brand to win the war for talent. Just as a product brand is defined by the customer experience, your employment brand is defined by the employee experience at your company.  How To Create A Better Employment Brand Most visitors to your website may not be actively looking for a job but would be open to new opportunities. A great employment brand works in the background to keep the career opportunities at your company top of mind for all visitors, slowly converting them from visitors to candidates or referrers. Do they come away feeling positive or neutral about your company? Can they easily find good reviews from your current employees online? If someone walked into a[…]

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This evening, the Boston Business Journal will honor the best businesses in Boston with the title of “The Best Places to Work in Boston”. Here at Drafted, we decided to try our luck at picking a few companies we think are going to top the list in their categories. There are a lot of great companies featured on the list already released, and it was a difficult decision. It required a lot of late nights, tie breaker rounds of rock, paper, scissors, and one or two fist fights. However, we finally reached a consensus on who would take home the crown this year. Check out who we think are going to top the list this year below and see which[…]

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Today we’re announcing Drafted 2.0 for ambitious professionals. If you’ve ever asked someone to introduce you to a company, Drafted 2.0 is for you. You might be surprised which doors can be opened with a little help from your friends. With Drafted 2.0 you can: Discover opportunities in your network See how you’re connected to them Get introductions to the right people We launched the Drafted beta in Boston with the mission of making hiring fun and rewarding for everyone. The first version made it insanely easy and fast for companies to incentivize their community with a unique rewards system. Our latest release focuses on professionals and gives them the power to get introductions to companies through the community. For instance,[…]

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We’ve been learning a ton from our beta partners and thinking hard about how we can serve them better. We started as a mobile-first company, where hiring managers could post a job in 60 seconds right from their iOS or Android device. A lot of our customers asked, “Why can’t I do this on my desktop?”. Good question. We designed an employer dashboard from the ground up for even more convenient rewards and job management for hiring managers. Some of our customers asked – “How can I get insights into activity related to my job postings?” Good question. The new employer dashboard to has powerful community insights – you can see how many views your different jobs are getting, how[…]

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BOSTON, MA – June 29, 2015 – Drafted (http://www.drafted.us), a mobile app focused on hiring through referrals, has raised a total of $2.5M to date in seed financing from VC firms Accel, General Catalyst, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and others. The funding will be used to accelerate Drafted’s growth and continue building the team. Drafted launched in beta exclusively in the Boston tech community in May 2015, with plans to expand to other cities and verticals later this year. In less than two months, more than 50 Boston employers joined the platform, including companies like Hubspot, M.Gemi, and Drizly. Almost $500,000 in rewards are up for grabs, with some individual rewards as high as $15,000. “Referrals work because of the people[…]