Archive | Talent Acquisition

New products and how they’re being put to use as employers struggle to identify, recruit and retain talent in a world of tight labor markets, changing workforce dynamics and increasingly demanding candidates.

Oracle HCM

Oracle HCM Focuses on Streamlined HR at OpenWorld

The latest additions to Oracle HCM are designed to help customers compete more aggressively by providing HR with the tools it needs to make contributions to the business that go beyond the workforce. “We’ve done a lot of thinking and work around how we integrate HR with the rest of the business suite so that […]

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LinkedIn + Glint

Why There’s More Than Just Glint in LinkedIn’s Eye

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for LinkedIn. On October 8, the Microsoft unit acquired the engagement platform Glint, saying “Both companies are focused on helping make people more successful at work, and building winning teams.” A few days later, at its annual Talent Connect conference, LinkedIn showed off features that give employers deeper […]

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Job Board Candidates

Job Boards Move to an Era of ‘Matching’ and Education

Conversations with several job board leaders and a look at a number of new tools indicate that services such as Dice, Indeed and ZipRecruiter are adjusting their strategies to focus more on matchmaking, education and candidate loyalty than simple job-posting and database building. For example, ZipRecruiter is “really focused right now on continuing to improve […]

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Global Investment

Pymetrics’ $40 Million Series B to Fund Expansion, Product Development

Pymetrics, which combines neuroscience and AI to identify the traits that contribute to success in a role and applies them to incoming job applications, closed a $40 million Series B funding round. Led by General Atlantic, the round also includes new investors Salesforce Ventures and Workday Ventures, plus existing investors Khosla Ventures and Jazz Venture […]

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Cornerstone Frontline Eyes Potential of SMB Recruiting Market

Cornerstone OnDemand’s announcement of Cornerstone Frontline and its acquisition of service-employee marketplace Workpop are new indications the company sees growth potential for both recruiting and HCM technology tools in markets beyond the traditional large-business space. Frontline is a recruiting solution designed for users seeking to hire local, entry-level and customer-facing employees. Users might be store […]

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LinkedIn Talent Pool Report

LinkedIn Opens Up Talent Insights Tool

LinkedIn officially launched Talent Insights this morning, making available its first self-service analytics product. The news comes a day after Microsoft announced further integrations of LinkedIn into MS Office. Talent Insights provides companies with access to LinkedIn’s global database of more than 575 million professionals, 20 million companies and 15 million active job listings. The […]

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Technavio ATS Infographic

Pricing, Intelligent Tools Drive U.S. ATS Market

Relatively low prices and the integration of increasingly sophisticated analytical tools will drive growth of the U.S. market for applicant tracking systems to a steady CAGR of 9 percent by 2021, according to a report by research firm Technavio. Vendors are offering low- and medium-priced systems that allow different types of users to deploy systems […]

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Recruitment Marketplace

Past Performance is Predictive of Recruiter’s Future Success

In this guest column, Ken Lazarus, chief executive at Scout Exchange, argues that leveraging external recruiter performance data can provide an accurate predictor of success for quickly landing qualified candidates. For years, the magical “resume-to-job-matching” algorithm has represented the Holy Grail of recruiting for corporate talent acquisition leaders. Unfortunately, despite dozens of much-hyped resume matching […]

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Company Culture

Onboarding Investment Lags Despite HR’s Emphasis

More business leaders see onboarding as a strategic activity, according to a report released by SilkRoad at the HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas. At the same time, they’re not so ready to put their money where their mouths are. Silkroad—which provides onboarding software and services—said corporate leaders increasingly see employee engagement as an important […]

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Chatbot Technology

Brazen Launches New Features as Chatbot Market Keeps Growing

Brazen Technologies launched new features intended to leverage its chatbot technology to better engage candidates “conversationally.” Based on Brazen’s “conversational recruiting” model, the new live chat and text messaging chatbot features work with the company’s chat-event and scheduled-chat modules. The company says the features will help reduce job-application abandonment rates spurred by poor mobile experience […]

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