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.

iCIMS launched new features that it says are tailored to the priorities of post-pandemic life. With user experience high in the company’s mind, the updates were designed to provide a streamlined hiring experience and improve candidate engagement. "We are experiencing the 'Great Resignation' and 'Great Reshuffling' where an overwhelming 95%...
Indeed users can now add video interviewing options for all jobs—both free and sponsored—posted directly to its platform, at no additional charge. The company said the new capability will streamline the hiring process and reduce the time necessary to get candidates to their first interviews. Even though some job seekers...
Transcript Mark Feffer: Welcome to People Tech the podcast of the HCM technology report. I'm Mark Feffer. My guest today is Markellos Diorinos, the CEO and co-founder of Bryq. Spelled B-R-Y-Q. Their platform helps employers create ideal candidate profiles, then screens candidates on the abilities and personality traits that...
The video social network TikTok sees itself as yet another avenue for employers to find and check out job seekers. The platform has launched a pilot program designed to “continue expanding and enhancing” its capabilities as a channel for recruiting. The new TikTok Resumes combines the service’s tools with access...
Symphony Talent launched new features that manage and automate virtual and in-person recruiting events. Called SmashFlyX Events, the product handles event activities during pre-registration, the event itself, through post-event follow up and hiring. With hybrid work becoming mainstream and the pandemic's fallout from still settling, employers need to evolve their...
The Department of Defense plans to create an AI-powered app to identify talent in the National Guard and reserve forces. According to a post on the DoD website, the app will help the department take advantage of the hidden talent that’s knitted into the units. Scott Sumner, a technical project manager at...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to a podcast of our roundup. Oracle HCM added a solution to help organizations understand, manage and grow their workforce’s skills. Oracle Dynamic Skills gives HR and business leaders a comprehensive view of the skills within their workforce...
Phenom launched Integration and Configuration Experience, a collection of self-service tools that apply automation to initial implementations and simplify change management. The company estimates the tools will cut initial deployment time by four weeks, and save its customers 20,000 hours this year. By analyzing 1,000-plus deployments, Phenom identified a set...
Pymetrics partnered with HiredScore on a solution to and manage candidates and evaluate their potential based on a combination of hard and soft skills. Among other things, the companies said their solution will “proactively” ensure that their algorithms avoid any kind of demographic bias. Together, HiredScore's HR intelligence and Pymetrics’ recently...
Phenom launched a new module to connect employees with executives and other experienced leaders with an eye toward developing mentoring relationships. Called Phenom Mentoring, the module leverages automation and AI to match users based on skills, career path, location, goals and mentoring style. Phenom believes that human connection is becoming...