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 said it will move LinkedIn Recruiter, LinkedIn Jobs and Pipeline Builder to a single platform to create what it calls, “the new intelligent hiring experience.” The idea is to simplify the recruiter’s toolkit by putting the products into one place and providing access through a single, revamped interface. Separately,...
JobVite received a $200 million investment from K1 Investment Management, then turned around to announce three acquisitions: recruitment marketing firm Talemetry, internal hiring and referral platform provider RolePoint and the interviewing-chatbot company Canvas. By wrapping these services into its own, JobVite said it will be able to deliver a unified...
Career marketplace Hired.com has acquired Py, a Y Combinator company whose suite of assessment and screening tools helps employers evaluate engineering talent. Py’s staff will join Hired immediately and its products—Py for Work and the Py app—will be incorporated into Hired’s platform. Several new products have emerged from the acquisition....
They say diversity & inclusion is good business. That’s increasingly true for HR tech companies that build tools to help companies reach their D&I goals. In a new report, RedThread Research and Mercer say that the market for D&I solutions is growing—it’s now worth about $100 million—but fragmented. Most of...
CareerBuilder acquired Textkernel, an Amsterdam-based company focused on AI, machine learning and semantic technology designed for matching candidates to jobs. The company said the purchase was part of a wider investment in AI and machine learning. However, the company will also apply its new tools to candidate-facing products. Careerbuilder said...
This week's roundup of deals, product announcements and other news from the HCM technology community. AI-driven recruiting tools may come with an unintended downside for candidates: lower wages. According to the Seattle Times, Bo Cowgill, an economist at Columbia University, tools that can identify skills that may not match job-posting...
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...

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