Seen by Indeed Replaces Prime With More ‘Holistic’ Search, Tools

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Indeed launched a new hiring platform aimed at employers seeking better matchmaking between themselves and technology professionals. Called Seen by Indeed, the product is based on Indeed Prime but, the company said, “takes a more holistic view of tech talent.”

Employers have been wringing their hands for years about the tight labor pool of experienced IT workers and narrow pipeline of new ones. And, in fact, CompTIA said the technology unemployment rate dropped to 1.3 percent—a 20-year low—in May. Tim Herbert, CompTIA’s executive vice president for research and market intelligence, said, “There is now the very real prospect of tech worker shortages affecting industry growth.”

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Indeed observes, and it’s hard to dispute, that demand for tech professionals will only rise as organizations expand their digital footprint. According to Gartner, nearly two-thirds of recruiting leaders say tech hiring is more competitive than other fields while about as many say technology recruiting is critical for their companies.

While Indeed prefers not to be called a “job board,” it does play in that space. So, like tech-career rival Dice, it must strike the balance of attracting candidates while serving customers. To do that, Seen by Indeed offers features designed to both help job seekers stand out in their current search and plot their long-term career strategies. Candidates have access to (free) personalized career guidance through webinars, work-style assessments and other channels. That includes one-on-one career-coaching sessions and tailored resume reviews.   

Seen by Indeed’s Matchmaker

Indeed says the main difference between its new product and Indeed Prime is Seen’s ability to look beyond tech qualifications. Essentially, it’s positioning Seen more as a matching service than a search engine—“matching companies to all levels of candidates, regardless of career stage.” (Those companies include organizations of all sizes and across industries, Indeed said.)

In addition to resume details, Seen’s profiles contain information on skills, salary, location, culture, career aspirations and other areas, which the platform uses to drive an “improved matching algorithm.” The idea is to help companies make better decisions about which candidate will fit into which role on which team. The candidate set includes more than 90,000 profiles of tech job seekers in the U.S., Canada, the UK and Ireland.

Not surprisingly, Seen offers automation features meant to speed the hiring process. One of them, FastMatch, promotes roles to relevant seekers and automatically adds interested candidates to an employer’s pipeline. Calendar integrations streamline the scheduling of screening conversations.

Seen by Indeed was launched just a few weeks after it revealed a service that organizes and promotes hiring events for employers.

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