The latest company to proclaim such a thing is Talentral, launching today. It’s a platform for people to showcase their expertise, skills, and accomplishments. What Kamyar Faron, the founder and CEO, tells me is Talentral’s biggest differentiator is how search-engine-optimized the profiles on the site are. So recruiters searching for “Big 4″ or “Deloitte” or other terms will be more easily able to find people, even if, say, the candidate didn’t work at Deloitte but worked at McKinsey, a company you’d be likely interested in if you were originally searching for someone with Deloitte experience.
Faron says the company’s next phase will involve building multimedia job postings for employers.
Among some other companies I’ve heard about recently that are either new, growing, or that you just may not know of yet:
- SkillPages, out of Ireland, is launching a much-improved way to search its site this September/October.
- An interesting and different new take on assessments and simulations comes from Challengage. Instead of giving one person a simulation-style assessment on their own, you put a group through a customized game, observing people’s “soft skills, personality, and cultural fit.” Ernst & Young is doing a campus-recruiting-related pilot this fall.
- Zopaf is a new app for salary negotiation.
- Cazar, makers of a recruiting technology system called Sniperhire used in Dubai, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and nearby, is now setting up shop in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia.