Efficient and effective recruitment—matching businesses with the right workers—is of great economic and societal importance. Despite this, the recruitment industry has been slow to change. Digital technology has transformed other sectors, like travel, real estate and shopping, and recruitment is ripe for a similar disruption. To address this need, we have created Irix, a platform for matching businesses with workers by recursively harnessing other peoples’ trusted contacts. Humans have a fundamental predisposition towards trust, and it enables them to make better decisions more quickly. Key to Irix is combining the human inclination towards trust with a technology platform to build and track trust corridors. A trust corridor is trust between two people that do not know each other based on a pathway of trusted connections between them.
The advantage of trust corridors is that they dramatically extend the community of people that a person trusts beyond the contacts that they know directly. The way Irix works is simple. When searching for a worker, every one of our suitable contacts becomes a headhunter. But they are not just hunting for the right candidate; they are also on the lookout for further headhunters. In fact, in Irix we donDigital technology has transformed a myriad of sectors, travel, real estate, shopping - we believe recruitment is ripe for similar disruption. All businesses are familiar with trying to find the right person for a job. Companies spend a lot of me and money searching for candidates, interviewing, auditioning and checking references and ratings. This is not surprising. Hiring workers with the right skills is crucial to a firm’s success. Matching businesses with suitable workers is big business. The global staffing industry is valued at €378 billion a year—and it is growing fast, thanks to an increase in career changes and more workers op ng to work remotely and short‐ term. Our platform Irix proposes to revolutionise the staffing arena.