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.

Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to a podcast of our roundup. Workday announced new capabilities for Workday Extend, which helps users extend the use of Workday applications to meet specialized needs. The company said new orchestration, data and logic capabilities will help customers...
Background screening firm InfoMart launched Career Wallet, an app that works much like a smartphone’s digital wallet does for retail purchases. With it, users can compile, verify and share information such as employment history, education qualifications, online courses and skills training through their phone. After users build their profile on...
OutMatch launched the Hiring Experience Stack, which it describes as a “seamless orchestration” of capabilities in assessments, video interviews and reference checking that the company says will deliver a more "humanized," candidate-driven hiring experience. CEO Greg Moran said the stack allows candidates to “drive their own selection process.” Such an...
Modern Hire and SmartRecruiters unveiled an integration that automates submitting on-demand and live video interviews and assessments. The partnership provides Modern Hire’s customers with an automated process for submitting material seamlessly within SmartRecruiters workflows, reducing the administrative chores  recruiters face. As candidates progress through the hiring process, recruiters can view...
TalentGuard introduced the Intelligent Role Studio, a solution that combines subject matter expertise with algorithmic intelligence to help employers maintain job and skills data and use it to make workforce-related decisions. Previously, global organizations required between 9 and 18 months to update their job roles and competencies, TalentGuard said. The...
Greenhouse and Circa announced a partnership to expand delivery of job postings to underrepresented communities, while Appcast released an index to help employers measure their efforts to reach diverse candidates. Appcast launched the Audience Index Report for users of the Appcast’s Xcelerate network.  The feature, available without extra charge, provides...
Recruiting technology provider Humantelligence has partnered with Dice to offer candidates access to its self-assessment tools, which look at a user’s motivators, behaviors and ideal work styles. Through the relationship, job seekers can take Humantelligence’s 12-minute self-assessment for free. Humantelligence measures 28 psychometric characteristics to help users understand their approach...
Indeed incorporated features that allow employers to manage their hiring process directly on the job board’s platform, without needing additional software or integrations. With the product’s emphasis on automation, the company believes it can significantly cut the time needed to move candidates from application to hire. The Indeed Hiring Platform...
Corporate executives and their company’s talent leaders are out of synch in a number of areas that can impact the effectiveness of their organization’s talent acquisition efforts. According to research from recruiting platform provider Beamery, front-line talent leaders believe operational issues have the most impact on their work, while executives...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to a podcast version of our roundup. BetterUp announced a $125 million Series D fundraising round, bringing the company’s valuation to $1.73 billion. The financing was led by ICONIQ Growth with participation by existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners,...