Talent Acquisition

Despite the wave of new technology being put to use by recruiters, sourcers and applicant tracking systems, many contend that matching the right candidate to the right role still boils down to relationship-building and telephone time. Here we explore the tools involved and how to strike the right balance between machine time and personal touch.

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...

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