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.

Phenom People closed $30 million in Series C funding, bringing the total invested in the company to $61 million. The company will use the funds to continue scaling and growth. The round was led by WestBridge Capital with participation from AllianceBernstein and contributions from...
Cornerstone OnDemand bought Clustree, a French technology company with an extensive AI-based skills engine and skills ontology. Clustree’s engine, which Cornerstone says is the world’s largest, uses machine learning to help companies match their employees’ skills with specific job roles. Its ontology is based on the...
Indeed has added a "skills test bundling" feature as well as the ability for job seekers to take and add skills assessment results to their profiles.  The feature, which is free, is being rolled out in the U.S. With it, employers who post a position...
Workforce management platform PageUp launched a new solution that introduces automation features to the tool set recruiters and hiring managers use to build their candidate pipelines. The solution, PageUp Recruitment Marketing, uses content management, marketing automation and candidate relationship management tools to reduce the time and...
Jobvite has revised the algorithms behind its product suite in an effort to enhance search results and speed the job-search process for both recruiters and candidates. Without offering specifics, Jobvite said its strategy incorporates multiple algorithms and data sources that reflect customers’ company-wide hiring preferences as well as...
Recruiting platform Bullhorn has acquired Herefish, a St. Louis-based provider of staffing automation solutions. The company said adding Herefish’s tools will allow it to offer customers additional options to streamline their processes. Herefish’s solutions automate a variety of manual processes and messaging chores, which in turn helps...
While Microsoft prepares to incorporate LinkedIn Talent Hub into Dynamics 365, the social network keeps adding partnerships. The latest are designed to strengthen its interviewing and background check capabilities. In December, Microsoft announced plans to replace the Dynamics 365 Talent Attract and Talent Onboard apps with...
Applicant tracking systems may be near-ubiquitous, but many HR and recruiting professionals have something of a love/hate relationship with theirs. Some leaders say they tame what might be an unmanageable process, while others argue they complicate the recruiter’s life. For example, one HR executive...
Recruiting platform GR8 People launched a set of Real-time Intelligent Personalization tools designed to help employers engage candidates in a more personalized way. With the tool, GR8 People customers can identify and deliver highly customized experiences through their corporate career sites. Talent Board research has shown...
Bullhorn launched a new version of its marketplace that includes resources for building customer technology stacks, an increased focus on enabling its teams to develop partner solutions and a new web site. The company said the new Bullhorn Marketplace offers staffing firms more than 100...