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.

LinkedIn will retire its standalone Job Search app in May, CNet reported and the company confirmed. Most of Job Search features will be free but some will remain as premium, paid tools. LinkedIn told us the move was driven by their belief job seekers...
Despite lamenting the ongoing talent shortage, employers continue to be out of step with the very candidates they’re trying to attract. For one thing, job seekers and employers are misaligned on the importance of company culture, according to iHire, a platform of industry-focused job-matching...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other news from the HCM technology community. YouEarnedIt and HighGround will be combined under the brand name “Kazoo.” The new company will meld YouEarnedIt’s recognition and rewards platform with HighGround’s performance management technology. It will also...
JazzHR launched a series of enhancements to its recruiting suite. The company said its aim is to cut down the number of administrative tasks recruiters encounter during the recruiting process. Scheduling, in particular, is the enhancements’ focus. Across industries, the company believes talent acquisition teams spend...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other news from the HCM technology community. Google enhanced Cloud Talent Solution, its job search API for job boards and employers. ERE reports the release provides candidates with detailed commute information, so they can estimate how...
Recruiting relationship software provider Beamery released of Search Assist, a “Behavioral Boolean” tool customers can use to combine keywords, geographic and historical information with live behavioral data and candidate interactions into highly targeted search strings for use in their CRM database. Beamery said Search Assist is the first...
Freelancer marketplace Upwork announced its first packaged service for small business. Besides helping SMBs in identifying and hiring talent, Upwork Plus offers on-demand support, increased job-posting visibility, dashboards for collaboration and access to a customers-only online community. Upwork, which claims to be the world’s...
Welcome to the week. Here's our roundup of deals, product announcements and other news from the HCM technology community. The number of recruiters using mobile devices in their work is growing notably. According to TechTarget, employers find mobile recruiting delivers “tangible benefits that can...
Ben Slater is the vice president of marketing for Beamery, a talent engagement platform that melds the principles, concepts and tools that marketing enterprises use to build their customer pipeline to their recruiting efforts. We spoke with him about the dynamics of candidate engagement, and how recruitment...
In this Point of View Vivian Maza, chief people officer at Ultimate Software, looks at how cultural fit helps ensure new hires will be long-lasting, valuable members of your organization. Hiring is one of the most important — and challenging — roles of HR,...

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