A team of New Orleans-based entrepreneurs have launched a platform to help employers find the best staff and employees find the best jobs in the service industry. Pooled House is not just a site for job listings and matching, but one that also brings in data and metrics to help people make educated decisions.
The name Pooled House comes from the industry term for tip pooling in restaurants, explained CFO Austin Lane, who works alongside his co-founders: CEO Zach Adams, full-stack developer Dominic Newell and front-end architect Eddie Stanley.
The website is currently live with listings that you can filter by position such as an opening for a bartender at Capdeville and a server at Herbsaint. An app will also be rolled out towards the end of summer.
With a big focus on transparency and data analytics, Pooled House is doing what Craigslist doesn’t. “We created a platform that doesn’t just job match but an entire platform designed to provide more traditional business analytics to the hospitality industry,” Lane told Silicon Bayou News.
“And we do this because employees should not have to settle for jobs, and unhappily keep them, due to a lack of information. And employers should not have to settle for mediocre employees, or deal with such high rates of turnover,” shared the Pooled House team. “We believe that the industry can, and will, do better. And Pooled House will be at the forefront of the movement to modernize the service industry.”
The founders live in New Orleans, but it’s not the only reason they decided to launch in the Big Easy. Lane said they believe in the city and the entrepreneurial energy and the hustle of residents as well.