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.

Leoforce released Arya 3.0, a new version of its AI-based recruiting product. The company said Arya is now the first recruiting platform to combine AI sourcing from internal databases, job boards and social networks with phone, text, email and bot-driven engagement. Arya’s new iteration includes an interface...
Phenom People has struck a deal with Digi-Me, which produces 60-second video job ads, to offer video recruiting tools on its platform. Digi-Me’s products are built on the idea that the challenge of recruiting today can be overcome by “showing” a story as well...
HCM Technology Report’s Weekly Round-up via PODCAST. Seriously written by Mark Feffer. Gleefully shredded by Chad Sowash. This week: LinkedIn, JobVite & AI. Welcome to the HCM Technology Report’s Weekly Round-up via PODCAST… It’s HR Tech, a blast of Rock...
Infor and Montage have partnered to provide predictive analytics and interviewing technology to employers. The companies will leverage their platforms to offer candidates with an improved interviewing and assessment experience while helping companies move quickly between scheduling, assessment and interviews during the hiring process. The companies said...
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...

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