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.

Social media isn’t a particularly effective hiring tool, a red flag for recruiters who may rely on this continually trending channel as a part of their campaigns. A study by Modern Hire found that a sales candidate’s LinkedIn profile doesn’t strongly correlate with their sales performance. That means using LinkedIn...
BambooHR unveiled product features that will streamline the hiring and onboarding of new employees. With them, the company's customers can leverage integrations with popular job boards, simplifying promotion and increasing the visibility of job openings. In addition, users can create and manage candidate talent pools and more precisely tailor...
isolved launched Predictive People Analytics, designed to make data analysis more readily available to help employers navigate the Great Resignation. Even as companies struggle to find and retain employees, only 57% of HR leaders rate their company’s employee experience as “good,” a survey by isolved found. One of the most...
Gloat unveiled new products for front-line employees that use the company’s platform to help workers uncover opportunities within their organizations, while helping businesses attract, and retain, better talent. The Career Agility and Frontline Employee offerings are designed to give employees more control over their own growth and development, Gloat said....
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to a podcast of our roundup. The PE firm HighBar Partners acquired SilkRoad. In combination with the deal, HighBar Partners will provide additional growth equity financing to further develop SilkRoad’s SaaS capabilities, elevate its technology stack and deliver...
Hired launched a new sourcing tool, Diversity Goals, that's designed to provide employers of all sizes with a streamlined process for sourcing and engaging underrepresented technology candidates. The product identifies DEI candidates using EEOC practices and can address both on-site and remote needs. In addition, Hired said, Diversity Goals lets...
Eightfold AI launched a “Job Intelligence Engine,” which uses AI to define roles, then self-learns by leveraging internal and external market data to optimize all talent decisions to help employers make better talent decisions. The result, according to the company, is better visibility into an employer's existing workforce, including...
McHire, a recruiting platform used by a number of McDonald's franchise operators, added an integration with assessment provider Sprockets. The integration is designed to help managers identify who’ll perform like their best crew members and reduce bias in the workplace. This integration combines the speed of McHire, which is built...
Visier launched a new collection of purpose-built solutions, designed to address “today's urgent workforce challenges.” The Visier NOW solutions include analytics and planning tools; pre-built questions, analytics models and best practices targeted to a specific issue; and implementation and support services. Two ready-to-deploy solutions – Retention Focus and Guided Diversity...
Recruiting software developer Paradox said it will acquire the mobile-first assessment platform Traitify. Terms weren’t disclosed. “Our goal has always been to build a software company that solves real problems for our clients,” said Paradox CEO Aaron Matos. Traitify, he said, “share our passion for recruiting and our philosophy that...