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Boon launches with goal to fix recruiting: by turning everyone into a recruiter (kind of)
Nearly 3,000 subscribed users before they even picked a name
Cuts the cost of recruiting and hiring by 75%
Aims to raise $1,000,000 for non-profit education programs within first two years
After years as successful tech recruiter, witnessing first hand how draining the employment process could be for businesses and job seekers alike, Boon founder Dakota Younger became convinced there was a better way. So he did what anyone in his position would do; he quit his job, put everything he owned in storage, and locked himself in a friend's spare bedroom until he found the solution.
Boon founder Dakota Younger was familiar with the intense demand that existed for talented software developers. As an ex-recruiter himself, he was also familiar with the incredible and often relentless means with which recruiters were frequently willing to go to connect with these developers. He felt there had to be a better, less intrusive way but with the demand only rising, and no suitable alternative insight, he closed his recruiting firm, moved into a friends spare bedroom, and devoted all of his efforts to developing a solution.
Having worked for years as a tech recruiter, Boon founder Dakota Younger was well aware of the ingenuity and determination that was required to work at a startup. He was also aware of how critical finding the right team members was to a startup's success. While he took pride in knowing his efforts aided in that success, he became increasingly bothered by the heavy financial burden recruiting services came with, especially for lean, young startups. So, he closed his recruiting firm, put everything he owned in storage, and locked himself in a friend's bedroom until he found a solution.
Dakota Younger (Founder of two active recruiting firms, patent holder, tech enthusiast.)
Essentially Boon enables it's members to be compensated for referring individuals within their network to any opportunity posted by a registered business and organization without requiring messy service agreements between the two parties. An "opportunity"
Members can be compensated based on the amount of traffic they generate as well as other benchmarks such as hires completed, members enrolled, purchases made etc. Members are publicly rated based on the effectiveness of each referral. In addition, Boon offers a bevy of user tools that allows both parties to track the effectiveness of each campaign, deal pipeline, and payment status. Payments are automatically facilitated through Boon, eliminating the need for invoicing.