Expedia, Inc. (NYSE:EXX) has been getting some serious love in the press lately.
The company has become a darling of both the tech industry and the business community for its growth, but recently its growth has been stunted due to several high-profile disasters that have forced the company to cut more than 1,000 jobs.
Now the company has announced that it will start hiring again, this time through a new initiative called “Expedia Job Creation.”
In a press release sent out on Friday, Expedia CEO and founder Brad Smith explained that Expedia is making a big change to its hiring process.
“In the past, our hiring process has been geared toward a small group of employees,” Smith said.
“With Expedia Job Creator, we’re bringing our hiring to a larger group of people.
We’re now taking a more holistic approach to our hiring, focusing on our biggest and brightest, and making sure that our hiring team is equipped to grow, and to take on challenges.”
Smith said that the goal of Expedia’s hiring process is to ensure that the hiring team has “an understanding of what it takes to succeed at Expedia,” and to make sure that they have “the tools they need to succeed.”
He said that this will allow the hiring manager to identify those who are the best fit for the company’s needs.
“When we say ‘best fit,’ we mean that we’re looking at people who have a strong background in customer service, finance, technology, and human resources,” Smith explained.
“These are people who are already passionate about the company and committed to the success of the company, and are able to contribute in other ways.”
As part of Expire, the company also announced that Expresse will be launching a new recruiting platform called Expedia for Work.
This new hiring platform will allow companies to connect with employees through LinkedIn profiles, and the company hopes that Expersse will help it reach out to more of its employees through the recruitment process.
According to Smith, Expreses job creation initiative will also allow Expedia to “add another layer of diversity” to its workforce.
“We believe in giving our employees the chance to excel and grow at Express,” Smith told TechCrunch.
“That’s why we want to be transparent about the process and make it easier for our employees to connect to their employers.”