WorkHere adds HR and recruiting executive Lisa Helms to lead client engagement.
CARMEL, IND. — Work-life social network WorkHere announces the hire of Lisa Helms as vice president of customer engagement. Helms joins WorkHere after serving as manager of global recruiting for Salesforce Marketing Cloud (formerly ExactTarget) and as strategic account director for enterprise accounts for social recruiting website Jobvite. Helms has also served in various HR and recruiting leadership positions for Yoh, ASSIA, Tradescape and Midwest Transmission System Operator (MISO).
“WorkHere is addressing a critical need that employers are facing today, locating and engaging with talent in their communities,” says Helms, “Employers have lots of choices ranging from job boards to social networks. It’s how employers engage with their prospective employees in a more meaningful way that makes the greatest impact. When it comes to recruiting people that get the work done, there is not another app like Workhere that utilizes geo-location powered maps to target specific locations. What WorkHere offers is a game changer to the recruiting industry.”
Designed to work on Android, Apple and Amazon mobile devices as well as on the web, WorkHere is a work-life social network designed to connect employers and workers. Workers can quickly find a nearby job using a simple map. Employers can connect and instantly reach out to local workers, showing interest with their open positions.
According to WorkHere CEO Howard Bates, “We built WorkHere to work like other successful mobile geo apps such as Uber, Zillow or even Pokemon Go. Map driven apps are easy to understand and work well on mobile devices.”
Helms joins WorkHere’s leadership team that includes Monster.com’s lead architect, Rick Wehrle; Truevision founder and Adobe computer scientist Brad Pillow, Dice.com data scientist Doyle Groves, National Labor Exchange architect Mike Seidle and entrepreneur Howard Bates.
Says Bates, “It’s not often you are able to attract the kind of thought leadership and talent we’ve assembled at WorkHere. We’re working on a product that is changing workers’ lives and making the market of workers and employees much more efficient. We could not be more excited to have Lisa join our team, as she is a recognized expert and thought leader in the recruiting and social marketing world. Lisa is joining WorkHere as a partner and will lead the buildout of our client engagement team.”
Adds Bates, “We know with Lisa’s passion and enthusiasm for this market she is going to make a tremendous positive business impact for our customers.”
WorkHere is a work-life social network that connects workers and employers. Using WorkHere’s familiar map-based interface, workers can quickly find nearby employers and connect with opportunities. Employers can build a local network of people interested in working at their location. WorkHere is free for workers.
More information is available at https://workhere.com.
Mike Seidle, Chief Operating Officer at Work Here LLC