Keith Robinson, antiguo Director Comercial de TotalJobs, seguidor fanático del Crystal Palace y fascinante conversador, ha anunciado el lanzamiento de Cand-Ex (de Candidate Exchange), su nueva plataforma de contacto entre Compañías y Agencias:

After all the months of waiting and many I’m sure believing that was a figment of my imagination we launch today in the US.


The site is up and we now begin the hard work of marketing the concept to the US recruiting community. The PR starts tomorrow and the advertising campaign breaks across key US media on the 20th March stright after the ERExpo in San Diego, where we have our “comming” out party.

Initial response has been positive.

This is the first of a number of “projects” I’m involved in and all have the purpose of providing the recruiting and staffing industry with new Web 2.0 platforms and technologies that reflect the new ways recruiters can hire or re-purpose traditional methods but in a more efficient way.

In US this week for launch and back in Europe next week.

El funcionamiento es distinto a lo que estamos acostumbrados a ver en una bolsa de empleo. En Cand-Ex las Compañías publican sus necesidades de reclutamiento y las agencias ofrecen sus servicios, tarifas y los candidatos de sus bases de datos.

Esta es la nota de prensa:


New York, February, 2006 Into-woven, LLC announces the launch of Cand-ex a new, internet information service for employers and recruitment agencies which will significantly expand the ability to connect jobs with people.

This latest development in the now well established on-line recruitment market, Cand-ex uses unique ‘exchange functionality’ to create a web-based marketplace for employers and recruitment agencies enabling them to share information on job posts and potential candidates.

For the first time, and at no cost, employers can place all their hiring needs on the Candex exchange, and subscribing recruitment agencies are able to access vacant positions on a local, regional, national and global basis.

Founded by a team of senior recruiting executives, Cand-ex aims to fill a gap in the recruitment market by providing a low cost, easily accessed information exchange service which allows both employers and agencies to tap into a much wider database of jobs and people than previously possible.

Simon Goddard, CEO of Cand-ex commented: “While the on-line recruiting market has flourished we felt an information gap had emerged between employers and agencies. There are millions of job-seekers out there but recruitment agencies can be limited in their knowledge of where the vacancies lie. Likewise, employers don’t always have access to the full range of potential candidates. Cand-ex is essentially an on-line network which benefits both employers and agencies by providing access to a wealth of information on qualified candidates and suitable job opportunities”.

In addition Employers can also manage all their recruitment agency relationships through Cand-ex as well as utilise a unique on-line outplacement service where they can post confidential details of employees in the event of staff redundancies.

“We believe that Cand-ex will create many more opportunities for staffing agencies to make contact with employers and will considerably widen employer access to suitable candidates”.

Cand-ex is launched by Into-woven LLC, a business founded in July 2005 by CEO Simon Goddard and Chairman Keith Robinson. Between them they have extensive experience in media and recruitment related businesses and most recently have been instrumental in the rapid adoption of online recruitment through their work with Totaljobs, Yahoo! hotjobs and The Network, a global alliance of leading job boards.

About Into-woven, LLC

Into-woven founded by a team of senior recruiting and e-recruiting executives; Keith Robinson, Simon Goddard, and Andrew Johnson.
Between them the founders have over 60 years of experience in media and recruitment related business’s, during which they have been innovators and led new developments throughout this time. Whether launching new print titles and online venues, re-engineering business processes and creating new software, or more recently helping to pioneer the adoption of online recruitment, the team does not want to just embrace change, they want to create it.

Management Team:
Simon Goddard – Founder & CEO
An 18 year sales and marketing professional, with experience in developing and running large sales organizations in traditional and new media enterprises. Prior to co-founding Into-woven, Goddard led the sales organization at Yahoo! HotJobs from its early growth stage as a start-up, through successful IPO and subsequent sale to Yahoo!
Prior to he worked with Catalina Marketing, and spent 10 years with News Corporation, gaining valuable experience with News International, the Times Newspaper Group in London, and News America Publishing in New York.

Keith Robinson – Founder & Chairman
Robinson has been in the media and recruiting business for 25 years. Most recently as Commercial and Board Director of Totaljobs the UK number one job board, where he helped oversee it’s transformation from a loss making number five to a profitable market leader.

He co-founded NORAS the UK’s leading on-line audience survey, as well as The Network, a global alliance of leading job boards, covering 36 countries across five continents. Members include Yahoo!, Totaljobs, Stepstone, Seek, and JobStreet.

Prior to Totaljobs Robinson was a Director with Barkers and Riley’s, two of the UK’s largest Recruitment and Classified Advertising agencies. In 1989 he launched Personnel Today, the UK’s leading HR magazine.

Contact Details:
New York
348 West End Ave. #4D
New York, NY 10024
Tel: 212-933-4342
Cell: 917-583-5699
Tel: 1-877-4 CANDEX

All the best, Keith!