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.

Indeed launched an assessment tool designed to automate candidate screening and, it says, “democratize” talent acquisition by reviewing candidates based on their skills and potential to fit with open jobs. Like a number of companies before it, Indeed claims the approach will minimize recruiters' dependence on resumes, and thus...
Recruiters and recruiting solutions will continue trying to keep up with the ever-changing demands of younger workers who have integrated technology of all kinds into their lives. While Korn Ferry Futurestep CEO Byrne Mulrooney said the "break-neck speed of technology advancements" will allow recruiters to focus on their core...
After reviewing the results of its beta integration with Google Cloud Job Discovery, CareerBuilder announced it is fully migrating its platform to Google Cloud's technology. The job board was one of the early testers of Google's Job Discovery tools, integrating the machine-learning solution into its traditional product. Now CareerBuilder's site...
Working with diversity consultant Paradigm, recruiting platform provider Greenhouse has launched a "holistic" technology solution to help companies integrate inclusive practices throughout the entire recruiting and hiring process. Though branded as "Greenhouse Inclusion," Greenhouse said the product was created "in partnership" with Paradigm's diversity and inclusion experts. It's meant to...
Another company has ratcheted up its approach to the market for tools that make the language used to woo candidates more attractive. Textio, the Seattle developer of "the world's first augmented writing platform," released Textio Hire, an extension of its original product for job posts. Textio Hire uses data...
We talked job boards with Jeff Dickey-Chasins. It doesn't seem that long ago that the term "online recruiting" was easily defined: It was all about job boards. Today, however, it encompasses everything from social media to general marketplaces like Craig's List to niche sites like allcruisejobs.com and even sites like GitHub,...
New York-based Pymetrics is betting that it can minimize bias and improve the performance of candidate-screening by identifying the traits that contribute to a person’s success in a role and applying them to your incoming job applications. Everyone talks about bias in recruiting, and more HR experts are looking to technology...
Restless Bandit, a San Francisco-based firm begun in October 2016, focuses on what it calls talent rediscovery: the idea that employers should spend more time searching for candidates whose profiles are already in their database. These are people, CEO Steve Goodman observes, who your recruiting and HR teams have already...
For years, software has been called the future of talent assessment, and there’s no argument that technology is playing a greater role in both screening candidates and matching the right workers with the most appropriate jobs. With that in mind, we asked Tiffany Green Shortridge, the North American talent assessment...
Will 2017 mark the end of recruiting as we know it? A lot of people seem to think so, with of course many of them being in the rising "recruitment marketing" sector. In November Recruitrics, which supplies a "recruitment marketing analytics and optimization" platform, predicted this will be the...