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.

PayScale announced Data Marketplace, a recommendation engine that applies user behavior to recommendations of third-party salary survey data that can be purchased. The point is to help customers procure appropriate salary information from partners while they’re in the company’s MarketPay survey-management tool. “PayScale’s vision with Data Marketplace is to help...
Listen to a podcast of this week's roundup. Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Paychex launched integrations with the Apple Watch and Google Assistant. The connections allow employees to access their HR information easily without having to log in from a mobile device or desktop....
Symphony Talent incorporated an on-demand interviewing module into its recruitment marketing platform, SmashFlyX. SmashFlyX On-demand Interviewing automates one-way video and audio screening with an eye toward streamlining the process recruiters and hiring managers follow when they evaluate a candidate’s fit and skills. Among other things, the new module allows talent acquisition...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to a podcast of this week's update. Upwork and Citrix Systems expanded their relationship to provide improved access to specialized, flexible talent. Their new offering, Upwork Microapps for Citrix Workspace, is designed to simplify the identification and onboarding...
Workday opened up Workday Talent Marketplace, an employee mobility solution that helps workers uncover in-house opportunities when it’s time for a change. The company said the product will help organizations with their employee development and talent allocation efforts. Talent Marketplace was created to “help customers navigate this changing world of...
Sponsored Mark Feffer: Welcome to PeopleTech, the podcast of the HCM Technology Report. I’m Mark Feffer. This edition of PeopleTech is brought to you by Phenom, a global HR tech company with a mission to help a billion people find the right job through its AI-based Talent Experience Management platform. On...
Attorneys may frown and talent acquisition specialists may shake their heads, but most hiring managers check out the social media profiles of job applicants. Specifically, 71% of American hiring decision-makers believe that looking at social media profiles is an effective way to screen applicants, according to Harris Poll survey commissioned...
iCIMS introduced a new version of itself this week, gathering all of its products into a single package it calls the iCIMS Talent Cloud. The company describes the offering as “a unified, AI-powered platform” that can help employers attract, engage, hire and advance the right talent. Those four verbs—attract, engage,...
Recruiting technology company AllyO has been acquired by HireVue, adding AI-driven chatbots and automated workflows to its core video-interview and assessment capabilities. The company expects the combination of products to help customers increase the pace of hiring and improve the quality of their talent pool. Terms of the transaction weren’t...
Phenom has acquired My Ally, an HR technology company focused on automation, in particular the scheduling of interviews. The company said My Ally would help it deliver “an intelligent, omni-channel interview scheduling experience.” The acquisition, Phenom’s first, comes eight months after the company closed a $30 million round of Series...