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Work For Pie launches Pieworks, goes freemium

The hard-working folks at Memphis startup Work For Pie, who’ve gotten exposure at Techcrunch Disrupt and from outlets like The Next Web, have refashioned themselves.

Work For Pie, which started out as a way for open-source developers to showcase their work while looking for projects, has launched a new feature called Pieworks. It’s a recruiting/consulting services for companies that don’t have time to do it on their own.

Work For Pie co-founder Cliff McKinney told The Daily News Work For Pie has worked with a lot of companies by now, and one thing they continually see is companies with a lack of enough time to recruit really well. And they may not think about it until the last moment (reactive recruiting, they call it).

“When that happens, they’re often forced to resort to hiring headhunters at $25k per placement, or they post to job boards … or they compromise and take a warm body and hope all works out for the best,” McKinney said. “So we’ve launched Pieworks to help. In a nutshell, it’s recruiting consulting and management. We spend about a month with a client and help them build what we call a ‘proactive recruiting strategy,’ and then when the month is up and the recommendations have been made, we use a combination of software and sweat to manage the proactive process for them. Basically, we partner with them and handle the things they don’t have time for.”

Companies also can now sign up and build a company page for free with Work For Pie. They’ll pay to post jobs, but for a limited time even that is free. McKinney said they’ve also significantly streamlined the setup process so that it’s easier and quicker.

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