About Career Spark

Jamie Schneiderman - CEO & Founder

The Backstory

Our mission is simple: get the right people into their right jobs, to drive success at work.

It all began when I realized I hated work… Despite a career that included working with some of the best-known companies in the world, I found work mainly frustrating and unfulfilling.  It turns out I wasn’t alone. After several discussions with others it became clear to me that this feeling was not just a “me” thing, but a widespread problem affecting most people and businesses around the world.  It made me think “if so many people are unhappy in their jobs, where is the disconnect and why isn’t something being done to fix it?”

I set off on a journey to understand ‘why’ and to also find the right, exciting career for me. I tried to reimagine and explore new ways to view the relationship between people and work.  First, I saw a shocking level of apathy in the market – acceptance that we can’t do better – which I considered ridiculous. I met with experts who were using different pieces of information to help improve work happiness and performance, and it was really powerful stuff!  But it was also all over the place and needed expertise to deliver – so the valuable information was being wasted.  It was then that I had my ‘aha’ moment – my “spark” if you like – why couldn’t someone combine all this information together and make it available to everyone and for every job so that the right people could be matched in their right role and organization – to radically improve the way organizations and people came together! The more I looked into this approach, the more I was shocked that no one was already offering this solution to businesses. Of course, the HR world has been undeniably and infuriatingly slow to evolve and adapt to a rapidly shifting workforce, but I knew this revolutionary solution would fill the most critical gaps facing employees and businesses today. It was just a matter of bringing these concepts to life in a clear and easy way that would have the best leaders jumping at the chance to use these insights to improve their work-force decisions.

And so, I found the right career for me. Together with an incredibly passionate and talented team of people, we developed a Smart System to do Predictive Career Mobility for people and businesses everywhere.  This revolutionary predictive analytics platform uses both science and data to successfully match people with the jobs that they will thrive in and helps business leaders to build high performing, more productive teams (of much happier people) in a clear, easy and scalable way.

Today, we are proud that nearly 5,000 companies and over 2 million people have already joined us to start making better people decisions for career pathing, internal mobility and hiring. If you’re fed up with the status quo and are ready to drive better people results with a modern solution that actually works – keep scrolling because this is for you.

70% of people are in the wrong job.

Yes, you read that right. 70% –  It’s an epidemic that is affecting companies on a global scale – creating painful and costly consequences for businesses, leaders, employees, and candidates.

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DISENGAGED EMPLOYEES
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TURNOVER
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TOO MUCH BIAS, TOO LITTLE DIVERSITY
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NEGATIVE EMPLOYER BRAND
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BAD HIRES

So what's the deal?

Unfortunately for the most part, most people decisions today are made based soley on what people have done and on way too much opinion.

We believe enough is enough, it’s time to stop putting band-aids on the pain points and start actually fixing the core issue by getting the right people into the right jobs.  We are helping some of the biggest brands in the world do this using our fact-based, data driven technology called What’s Next.

For your employees & your managers

Introducing: What's Next

Empowering employees to take to control of their own careers within their organization.

Enabling leaders to make accurate, fact-based decisions for career pathing, internal mobility, improved employee engagement and for smarter hiring decisions.

Click play for a quick demo of WHAT'S NEXT for employees.

THE PATH TO POTENTIAL

What's Next for Employees.

What’s Next for Employees is our new revolutionary employee facing, career pathing and development solution that empowers employees to take control of their own careers right from their mobile devices.

Here are the capabilities you can offer your employees:

  • Learn their unique individual insights
  • Explore future career paths and organizational opportunities
  • Generate custom career planning and development guides
  • Initiate powerful gap analysis

How does What's Next for managers work?

Great question, my friend.  What’s Next for Managers is the first, self-serve, SAAS based predictive “Smart System” that continuously gets better at predicting the likelihood of employees being successful and staying longer – based on how they compare to your top performers. 

Show me What's Next for Managers

The Secret Sauce

Career Spark’s What’s Next (for employees and managers) is an intelligent Smart System made up of complex predictive analytics algorithms. The Smart System builds success benchmarks of your best people by analyzing your top performers in a particular role and then comparing them to everyone else in the same role to truly understand what is actually driving their success.

No more just relying on someone’s opinion and no more having to make your most important people or career decisions on limited data or gut feelings…..  just straight up factual, scientifically derived answers you can act on. So you want to know the algorithm secret sauce?  Well if we told you, you’d have to start working for us!

Behavorial science combined with detailed data and insights

The How

The Career Spark benchmarks are grounded in accurate data and science.  Our smart system uses multiple factual data sets divided into 2 key metrics:

  1. Data about what people have done in their work life: skills, education and experience
  2. A patented survey based on a revolutionary approach to psychometrics

Our Smart System uses machine learning to optimize results and predictions over time as more data and insights are fed into the platform.

What can these benchmarks do?

EMPOWER employees to have a visible career pathway within their organization.

ENABLE leaders to make better decisions for career pathing, building strong teams and hiring.

PROVIDE leaders with a clear understanding of what’s driving the success of their top performers so that they can provide learning and development for the rest of their teams.

But is it easy to use?

The magic behind our solution may sound pretty complicated – mostly because in reality, it is!  But don’t worry, our team of crazy smart computer nerds have packaged it all up in an easy to use, intuitive, self-serve interface that enables widespread usage for both your employees and your leaders with no consulting support required.  

If you’re interested in hearing more details around our advanced capabilities of What’s Next for Employees or What’s Next for Managers, we’d love to chat with you or show you a demo anytime.  Just drop us a line!

CAREER SPARK PLATFORM

Easy to Use

Our platform is user-friendly, and intuitive so you don't have to be a rocket scientist to easily use it.

Proven Accuracy

We've helped over 5000+ companies build high performing teams.

Self Serve

Freedom to access the people information you need anytime, anywhere.

Lightning Fast

Your time is valuable, so we designed our platform as the most powerful tool on the market, and the fastest!
And it’s all done instantaneously.

You can just sit back and enjoy the benefits.

Shrink Turnover

REPLICATE YOUR TOP PERFORMERS

IMPROVE ENGAGEMENT & PRODUCTIVITY

Don't just cross your fingers hoping your people decisions will pan out...

Stop guessing. Start knowing.