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.

People analytics platform PredictiveHR has acquired the Recruiting Services Division of Method3, an RPO and IT staffing services provider. Boston-based PredictiveHR said the acquisition will strengthen its existing offerings and help it provide both predictive people analytics and recruiting services to its customers. Method3, headquartered in Camp...
JazzHR has become the latest recruiting platform to add texting functionality to its product. As we’ve reported, a number of companies, both new and existing, have introduced text-messaging tools into their recruiting platforms. They sell text as an increasingly important talent acquisition channel because so many younger workers...
Beamery’s new Career Sites product is designed to help employers more easily customize job-site content and customize the candidate’s search experience depending on their location, language and browsing and application histories. Career Sites will help enterprises provide an “e-commerce-like experience,” the company said. For example, candidates can...
Culture Amp and Symphony Talent launched new analytics tools, one to help predict an employee’s future, the other to improve the tracking of recruitment campaigns. At its annual Culture First global conference in San Francisco, Culture Amp announced a “prediction engine” designed to forecast employee performance...
Phenom People has partnered with sourcing platform SwoopTalent to provide talent acquisition teams with access to a wider range of candidates. The integration delivers best-fit candidate profiles into the Phenom CRM, eliminating the need for manual sourcing and helping recruiters keep track of previous contacts. The companies...
ENGAGE Talent and PredictiveHR will jointly offer an AI-driven talent analytics platform that melds internal employee data with analytics on industries and competitors.  The companies say this is the first product to compile an organization’s internal talent data, AI-driven metrics on its talent data...
Over the last year or so a number of companies have entered the HR technology market with platforms designed to neatly integrate text messaging into recruiting. Among other things, they argue texting is an important talent-acquisition channel because texts are almost universally read and are the preferred communication medium for many younger...
AllyO and iCIMS announced an integration partnership that they say will optimize recruiting processes and improve hiring outcomes. The platform-to-platform integration between AllyO and iCIMS’s ATS will move candidates more easily and quickly through the talent acquisition process, the companies said. That should improves recruiters’ productivity...
Indeed signed an agreement to acquire UK-based ClickIQ, an automated job-advertising platform. ClickIQ’s technology manages, tracks and optimizes the performance of enterprise recruitment advertising as a way to focus advertising spend in real time. The acquisition will strengthen Indeed’s ability to deliver aligned candidates, said Maggie Hulce, Indeed’s...
SMB recruiting platform provider JazzHR will build an integration allowing users to view pre-hire assessment results from Wonderlic’s Wonscore product. Wonscore’s assessments evaluate candidates for cognitive ability, motivation and personality. The companies said reviewing results without leaving JazzHR will save time and help talent...

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