I visited Paul and Kalibrr last week to see what’s up with their startup. They’ve been hard at work coding and designing the interface of Kalibrr’s gamified career system and I got a sneak peek of that while I was there.
You see, many corporations give employees a career path, a controlled and steady way to improve their skills, title and pay grade. Unfortunately, the employees themselves often don’t see this path as clearly as their employers. And many other corporations don’t even provide this path altogether. This is especially true for me when I was in corporate (that’s another story altogether).
What Kalibrr wants is for you, citizen, to take hold of your own career advancement. How? By arming you with the skills you need to get the position you want. Of course, you might be thinking, “School, again?”
Not quite. It’s sort of self-study but unlike getting a degree, you don’t just get the diploma or certificate at the end. You also get mini-incentives to gradually start your career by answering quizzes for rewards and doing exercises for points. Instead of wasting time playing online games, why not get on Kalibrr instead, right?
For employers, they get qualified candidates from Kalibrr and they can stop wasting time and manpower in filtering applicant and fill their vacancies much more quickly.
It’s going to be a game changer in the local recruitment scene if they pull this off. Other things I like about Kalibrr: a clear path to revenue and a clear value prop to users. The name might be hard for their target audience to remember though.
And if you graduate from the program? You’re now an ex-Kalibrr. Awesome.