PARIS (France) – As it was announced during the presentation of its ViaNext strategy by CEO Renier Lemmens one month ago, Viadeo officially opens its ViaLab by incubating its first startup thus participateing in the HR innovation momentum in France: Coxibiz.

“We are always more innovative together than alone” said Renier Lemmens during his presentation of the 3-year strategy at the Viadeo headquarter one month ago, in its new area dedicated to startups: The ViaLab. It is with this in mind that Viadeo approached the LabRH, a collective laboratory of players in HR innovation, and signed with them an agreement to incorporate a selection of nearly 200 startups from the HR world.

Viadeo, startups booster

With over 12 years of expertise, Viadeo has become a key player in the French employment market. To support its innovation and its ability to respond quickly, the social network has decided to open its premises, its teams and its data to startups of the HR world whose spirit and mission resonate with its members and clients’ expectations and issues.
Viadeo offers, within its incubator, a support program in 5 axes:
– Tailor-made solution: A project manager will be dedicated to each startup to help develop its projects in collaboration with Viadeo teams according to its needs.
– Extensive expertise: Viadeo has a team of over 150 people specialized in digital businesses (product, IT, Marketing) but also commercial and support functions (Finance, HR, …) Project leaders will be able to call on dedicated support teams depending on the nature of their needs.
– Platform and data: With nearly 11 million members, Viadeo has a wealth of information on the French employment market. Startups can exploit these data to develop their products and services.
– Relationships with customers: project developers can test their products and services on Viadeo’s customers and meet them to boost their business opportunities.
– Location: Viadeo provides a free coworking open space within its premises

Lab RH – About 200 startups gathered together making France THE country of HR innovation

It is from the digital point of view that Lab HR assists organizations in their transformation and digitalization, and brings together innovative players in the area of employment and human resources to create a favorable coopetition environment in HR innovation.

Jérémy Lamri, President of Lab RH, says: “This partnership makes sense! The mission of our laboratory is to make France the leading country in terms of innovations in HR function, especially through effective tools. In this context and through the commitments made by the brand in its new strategic vision, Viadeo is a partner of choice”.

The Coxibiz startup is specialized in human resources and more specifically in “the recruitment challenge”, it will be the first startup to benefit from the expertise of Viadeo teams.

Founded by Emilie Tortora, a determined young and dynamic woman, Coxibiz is a startup specializing in human resources, which offers an innovative approach to recruitment, “the recruitment by challenge”.
Indeed, Coxibiz offers candidates to find jobs in an immersive and experiential form, through a real-life professional situation online. In 10-15 minutes, candidates discover the missions of the job position and must address typical situations and field issues (answering the phone, write a message on a topic, present a project on video …). Gone are the CV and cover letter, candidates have the chance to showcase their talent and skills to get an interview. Recruiters interview candidates, assessed on their skills, motivated and informed about the reality of the job and the company. Coxibiz allows a more realistic candidate experience by making the recruitment process open, efficient and fast.

“We look forward to this partnership with Viadeo. We can work together and find synergies to enable candidates to know themselves better and thus help improve the quality of recruitment for French key accounts “, says Emilie Tortora.

Viadeo had obvious reasons for choosing Coxibiz. Both companies share the same vision and want to put the candidate at the heart of the recruitment process, focusing on a more attractive approach going beyond the simple CV.

New startups will soon integrate ViaLab.

The Lab RH is presenting new potential candidates as part of its Demo Day, each quarter, fifteen startups come to present their profile to potential partners selected by Lab RH. A Demo Day will also be organized specifically for Viadeo in the month of October. In this context, Viadeo and the Lab RH will be at the Vivatech lounge from June 30th to July 2nd, 2016.