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.

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...
The market for applicant tracking systems will grow from about $1.1 billion to $1.8 billion between 2017 and 2023, a compound annual growth rate of 8.3 percent, according to researcher MarketsandMarkets. The key driver behind the growth is the increasing penetration of the Internet of Things and related technologies, such...
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...

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