On Monday, TechCrunch reported that RescueTime, a web-based time management and analytics tool for knowledge workers who want to be more efficient and productive, just launched a new offering called Introductions. This is a new ‘matching’ service that the company developed when friends and other startups started asking them for recommendations for good programmers (the company never set out to delve into the world of recruiting).
As a result, RescueTime has created a highly tech-based “recruiting agency” of sorts, using its own productivity management software to match its currently 350,000 users with hand-picked ‘client companies’ that have job opportunities to share.
RescueTime, which was launched back in 2007, can really help recruiters and sourcers (as well as any other knowledge workers) become more time efficient and productive with technology and resources. It lets users monitor the time they spend using various desktop applications and visiting websites, in an effort to help identify heavy program use or website visits and make you a more productive worker.
So, just how does Introductions work?