South African Umbiie has launched a first-of-its-kind skills and experience matching platform for legal professionals globally.
Umbiie aims to eliminate costly inefficiencies and deficits in the recruitment process to perfectly align legal professionals with jobs, consultants with projects, and practice lawyers with new clients.
Powered by a shared revenue model that rewards all stakeholders in the resourcing and recruitment process, from the candidate to the client, Umbiie helps largely underutilised legal professionals work and earn on their terms. It also empowers companies and law firms to adapt and change how they recruit for roles or projects and deliver legal services.
All listed candidates and opportunities on Umbiie are fully vetted and KYC-verified, before the platform’s matching algorithm evaluates skills, experience, rates, and compatibility to perfectly align the candidate with the opportunity. Searches are unbiased, and free of charge, with the person or company conducting a search only paying once a candidate opts in to release their details. The proceeds are then shared between the candidate and the person or company that listed the candidate.
Umbiie’s dashboard keeps a record of matched and opted-in candidates for easy access to vetted and qualified professionals, including availability for projects or future roles.
“Research shows us the global cost of bad hires or low engagement at work run into trillions of US dollars per year,” said Thuthu Simelane, engagement associate at Umbiie. “As it stands, the talent market is far from efficient. Over the past decade, technology has simplified many aspects of our daily lives, yet the job market remains siloed and largely ineffective. Umbiie is bridging talent supply and demand. And empowering increasingly restless professionals to work and earn on their terms.”