Our founder, Aaron, is surrounded by Olivia. When we set out to name our AI assistant, we thought a lot about what we were trying to build.
We hated the idea of a recruiting ‘chatbot.’ We didn’t want a little cartoon of a robot being your assistant. We believe the recruiting process is a human experience, and we wanted to create an assistant that had personality, life, and eventually even helped care about the experiences as much as the recruiters we’ve worked with do.
Our team went off to name what we built. And hundreds of names later, there was a short list that kept having “Olivia” at the top.
We’ll spare the details of all the names and why we liked Olivia — because it just felt right. And it felt even more right because there was a “real” Olivia in our lives every day. Our founder's girlfriend at the time — and now wife — was also named Olivia.
Over the course of this journey, Olivia Campos changed her name to Olivia Matos — and Olivia the recruiting assistant was born. Since then, she's gone to work for hundreds of the world's best companies, and she's saving recruiting teams countless hours every week.
In case you’re worried that the real Olivia might not like having a recruiting assistant named after her, fear not. She kinda digs wearing shirts with her name — especially when it ensures Aaron has to say her name hundreds of times a day.
And we hope you fall in love with your recruiting assistant in just a little different way than Aaron did with Olivia.
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