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.

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...
Cornerstone OnDemand’s announcement of Cornerstone Frontline and its acquisition of service-employee marketplace Workpop are new indications the company sees growth potential for both recruiting and HCM technology tools in markets beyond the traditional large-business space. Frontline is a recruiting solution designed for users seeking to hire local, entry-level and customer-facing...
LinkedIn officially launched Talent Insights this morning, making available its first self-service analytics product. The news comes a day after Microsoft announced further integrations of LinkedIn into MS Office. Talent Insights provides companies with access to LinkedIn’s global database of more than 575 million professionals, 20 million companies and 15...
Relatively low prices and the integration of increasingly sophisticated analytical tools will drive growth of the U.S. market for applicant tracking systems to a steady CAGR of 9 percent by 2021, according to a report by research firm Technavio. Vendors are offering low- and medium-priced systems that allow different types...
In this guest column, Ken Lazarus, chief executive at Scout Exchange, argues that leveraging external recruiter performance data can provide an accurate predictor of success for quickly landing qualified candidates. For years, the magical “resume-to-job-matching” algorithm has represented the Holy Grail of recruiting for corporate talent acquisition leaders. Unfortunately, despite...
Employers' unwillingness to share the wealth of a strong economy and the windfall of tax breaks through worker compensation may offer opportunities for HCM technology vendors whose solutions enhance, measure and forecast other aspects of the employee experience. Despite the economy’s continued growth and frequent complaints about a talent shortage,...
While recruiters and hiring managers disagree when it comes to performance perceptions and onboarding needs, they agree that talent acquisition technology could use an upgrade. According to a report released by RPO provider Orion Novotus and HRO Today, recruiters expressed low levels of satisfaction with five aspects of the tools...
While there's no end of technology products on the market to help recruiters source, engage and vet candidates, such products are only effective when they're part of a personalized approach that includes personal, as well as digital, contact. That's the conclusion outsourcer ManpowerGroup Solutions came to after surveying 18,000 people...
Recruiting solutions provider Greenhouse has added new features to its Report Builder for Power Reporting Users, Pro and Enterprise customers. Greenhouse Report Builder allows users to customize reporting in the most relevant way possible for their organization, as well as personalize it for the needs of each user. Reports can...
In this guest column, Adam Rogers, chief technology officer of Ultimate Software, looks at how technology products result from the work of strong teams--not the other way around. In a world where processes are increasingly automated and machines are learning to think for themselves, it’s important to remember that people drive this...

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