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27 June 2013

Resumes in Real Time: Profiling Dynamic Profiles

Posted by Talemetry Today

You’ve probably heard that recruiters hate reading resumes, or are too inundated with them for candidates to really stand out, but that’s not necessarily true. Recruiters hate looking at resumes of unqualified applicants. Any talent acquisition professional doing a search for a hard-to-fill role requiring direct sourcing will tell you that, in fact, finding the perfect resume – or its proximity – is one of the most thrilling parts of the job.

Problem is, it doesn’t happen very often. As far as most line recruiters are concerned, if you don’t look good on paper, you don’t look good for a job, no matter how good a job you’d actually do.

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Topics: hiring, dynamic profiles, candidate sourcing, federated search, talent generation, Talent Networks & Sourcing, hr technology, big data, resume parsing

11 June 2013

Travel Agents & Recruiters: The Impact of Federated Search

Posted by JamesT

 

Do you remember the first time you used an ATM? That moment when you realized that you no longer had to wait in a long line to deposit a check, or had to rely on banker’s hours? How about the first time you used a GPS, when suddenly, you knew that wrong turns, bad directions and getting lost became, in an instant, a thing of the past? Or how about the first time you fast forwarded through a commercial on your DVR?

These technological breakthroughs may seem kind of, well, boring by today’s standards, but each of these technologies accomplished the rare feat of true innovation: completely shattering the old way of doing things for something far more efficient and effective.

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Topics: candidate sourcing, federated search, recruiting trends, CRM, talent generation, talemetry, Talent Networks & Sourcing, hr technology

6 June 2013

Why Federated Search Matters for Recruiting & Talent Management

Posted by Talemetry Today

 

If you’re like most recruiters, you’ve probably got about another twenty tabs already open on your browser in addition to this one. 15 of those, at least, will be hooked up to candidate databases like job boards, an ATS, or LinkedIn. Keeping all these windows open only makes sense (even if it makes browsing a bit slower).

After all, remembering all those passwords and usernames, much less using them to log in every time, is both a huge pain and a huge time suck. Tabs make it at least a little big easier to look at candidates side by side from different sources, even if their results (not to mention candidate relevance and ranking) display completely differently.

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Topics: candidate sourcing, federated search, Talent Trends, recruiting trends, talent generation, ATS, hr technology

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