eHarmony Is Selling Jobs Platform Elevated Careers


eHarmony is selling its job-matching platform Elevated Careers.

First announced in 2013, eHarmony’s Elevated Careers platform was finally launched in April last year.

However, just under a year after launching the venture, the dating company appears to be selling the site, according to a leaked email sent to prospective buyers.

The email, published by RecruitingDaily, was a message from Elevated Careers General Manager Dan Erickson outlining the acquisition opportunity of the recruitment platform.

It reads: “eHarmony™ is offering for sale its Elevated Careers™ business to HR Tech and HR Services companies with strong B-to-B marketing capabilities.

“The eHarmony™ Board has decided that the highest and best use of Elevated Careers™ will be with an enterprise with substantial existing strength in B-to-B HR Services marketing, sales and relationship management – and for this reason has decided to divest control of Elevated Careers™ to an entity with the capabilities to better achieve the commercial potential of this HR Tech innovation.”

The email also said the company was making presentations about the product in North America and Europe that month.

Elevated Careers set out to bring eHarmony’s matchmaking capabilities and the world of jobs together, in order to create “deeper levels of compatibility” between job seekers and employers.

The Elevated Careers algorithm took into account 24 factors around culture, personality and values, focusing on three main areas in order to match job seekers with a company and job.

The first was an employee’s skills and job background, the second an individual’s “core work values” and how they matched with a company’s culture, the last the personality of a job seeker and how they might match with a hiring manager.

The latter used eight factors taken from the eHarmony relationship matching system.

eHarmony had teamed up with a number of companies to help build the technology behind the platform, and even signed partnerships with AT&T, American Airlines and HomeAway.

Elevated Careers was a project started by eHarmony founder and former CEO Dr. Neil Clark Warren, who stepped down from his role as CEO in July last year.

When new CEO Grant Langston took over, it was clear that his main priority was to revamp and modernise the platform, calling it his “first order of business”.

In December, this revamp began with the news that eHarmony’s questionnaire had been made optional and real-time chat had been introduced.

And it now seems the company has opted to offload the recruitment platform to a player with significant clout in the HR industry that can take the service forward.

To find out more about the sale of Elevated Careers please click here.