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.

All the work being done to incorporate AI solutions into recruiting technology isn’t impressing the people who matter most: candidates. That’s what Korn Ferry discovered when it surveyed 431 professionals across a range of industries last month. Essentially, the issues are trust and a desire for a human touch. While...
Deploying effective HCM technology can have a measurable impact on employee turnover, according to a report from Nucleus Research. That, in turn, can directly influence an organization's finances, as well as the efficiency of its operations. Rather than view high employee attrition as an acceptable cost of doing business, Nucleus...
LinkedIn is preparing to launch Talent Insights, a self-serve product that provides talent professionals with direct access to data and analytics on talent pools and companies. When it becomes available in October, users will be able to tap into data and insights and better understand labor market trends, the...
Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub shouldn't surprise anyone who's been watching the online-recruiting world over the last few years. On Monday the Redmond-based giant announced an agreement to acquire the 28 million-member software development community for $7.5 billion in stock. Microsoft said it expects the deal to close by the end...
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,...

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