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.

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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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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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Employers’ Stinginess on Pay Opens Doors for HR Tech

Employers’ unwillingness to share the wealth of a strong economy and the windfall of tax breaks through worker compensation may offer opportunities for HCM technology vendors whose solutions enhance, measure and forecast other aspects of the employee experience. Despite the economy’s continued growth and frequent complaints about a talent shortage, businesses continue to hold down […]

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Recruiters, Hiring Managers Agree TA Tech Needs Improvement

While recruiters and hiring managers disagree when it comes to performance perceptions and onboarding needs, they agree that talent acquisition technology could use an upgrade. According to a report released by RPO provider Orion Novotus and HRO Today, recruiters expressed low levels of satisfaction with five aspects of the tools and technology they use: offer […]

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Blending Technology and Touch Attracts More Candidates

While there’s no end of technology products on the market to help recruiters source, engage and vet candidates, such products are only effective when they’re part of a personalized approach that includes personal, as well as digital, contact. That’s the conclusion outsourcer ManpowerGroup Solutions came to after surveying 18,000 people between the ages of 18 […]

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Greenhouse Launches ‘Tailored’ Report Builder

Recruiting solutions provider Greenhouse has added new features to its Report Builder for Power Reporting Users, Pro and Enterprise customers. Greenhouse Report Builder allows users to customize reporting in the most relevant way possible for their organization, as well as personalize it for the needs of each user. Reports can be built to show pipeline […]

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3 Ways Top Tech Firms Build Winning Teams

In this guest column, Adam Rogers, chief technology officer of Ultimate Software, looks at how technology products result from the work of strong teams–not the other way around. In a world where processes are increasingly automated and machines are learning to think for themselves, it’s important to remember that people drive this constant innovation. Developing a solid […]

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Tracking System

Report Predicts 2023 ATS Market to Reach Nearly $2 Billion

The market for applicant tracking systems will grow from about $1.1 billion to $1.8 billion between 2017 and 2023, a compound annual growth rate of 8.3 percent, according to researcher MarketsandMarkets. The key driver behind the growth is the increasing penetration of the Internet of Things and related technologies, such as big data and serverless […]

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