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What’s New: HuntShire; Shiftgig; CareerCloud’s Social Resumes; iCIMS; WordPress

Posted By Todd Raphael On December 27, 2012 @ 2:47 pm In News and Features | 4 Comments

[1]Here’s a quick look at some of the newer recruiting-technology companies you may not have heard of, from gamification to screening to a significant new “social resume” tool launching right now.

  • I imagine gamification-fan Matt Jeffery [2] would like the startup out of New Delhi called Huntshire. The job seeker takes part in a “hunt [3]” (sort of like an online job fair), where they’re tested on skills that would be used on the job, through a set of puzzles. When it’s over, candidate scores and bio information are sent to the recruiter. A hunt can be put on by one company, or multiple. It’s not just an assessment tool but a branding tool, where the candidate is given messages about the company during the hunt. Huntshire is funded by TLabs [4], and is a team of three — all co-founders.
  • [5]Shiftgig is a Chicago startup involved in the proverbial “matching” employer-to-candidate business. OK Cupid’s [6] founder is on Shiftgig’s board. What’s a little different is that this site is mainly focused on the service sector — hospitality, retail. A spokesman tells me 5,000 businesses are using it, and 140,000 candidates made profiles. FAQs are here [7].
  • You may remember CareerCloud from back in June [8]. As I write this, CEO Chris Russell tells me he’s launching a “social resume” tool that collates job seekers’ public LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, and other info, turning that into a PDF that can be sent around to potential employers. A quick summary’s in this video:
  • iCIMS is tackling the recruiting industry’s version of “CRM” — “candidate relationship management [9].”
  • There’s a new job-site theme with WordPress [10].
  • More recruiting technology tools are in the works. I’m in touch with a company launching out of Sunnyvale, California, that’ll be a combination ATS-employee referral-screening-matching site. More to come on that when its public beta launches in January.

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[1] Image: http://www.ere.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/huntshire.png

[2] gamification-fan Matt Jeffery: http://www.ere.net/2012/10/12/recruitment-5-0-the-future-of-recruiting-the-final-chapter/

[3] hunt: http://huntshire.com/Landing.aspx#UpcomingHunts

[4] TLabs: http://tlabs.in/blog/timesgroup/

[5] Image: http://www.ere.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Screen-Shot-2012-12-19-at-10.59.49-AM.png

[6] OK Cupid’s: http://www.okcupid.com/

[7] here: http://shiftgig.com/sg/faq

[8] CareerCloud from back in June: http://www.ere.net/2012/06/19/a-bright-product-roundup-june-19/

[9] candidate relationship management: http://www3.icims.com/connectdemo/1407/2500

[10] job-site theme with WordPress: http://www.jobboardsecrets.com/2012/12/24/new-wordpress-job-site-theme-jobengine/

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