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TeamPlayer Wants You to Hire People Who Are Compatible

by Jul 17, 2014, 2:54 pm ET

Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 9.26.12 AMI went to a Jobvite “roadshow” networking event in Los Angeles this week, and the first attendee I met — well, dedicated ERE.net readers can guess exactly what he said to me: “I’m starting a recruiting technology company!”

In this case the guy’s name is Jim Lanas. He’s a Vietnam-era veteran and a recruiter in the medical field, whose new company, TeamPlayerHR, is in the assessment field. But it’s not exactly a personality or psychometric assessment (and it drives Lanas bonkers when people assume it is).

Let me explain how this works. keep reading…

Finance Hiring Site ‘Street of Walls’ Rebranding as ‘Vettery’

by Jul 14, 2014, 10:00 pm ET

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 1.15.21 PMStreet of Walls, a recruiting company for the financial field, is relaunching and changing its name. keep reading…

Passive Candidates Are the Target of Two More Startups

by Jul 14, 2014, 3:28 pm ET

Screen Shot 2014-07-11 at 9.57.53 AMSpeaking of pipelines, passives, and prospects: there’s more where that came from.

Two new recruiting technology companies are launching with passive candidates in mind. keep reading…

More Recruiting Startups and Other Critters

by Jul 7, 2014, 3:31 pm ET

Screen Shot 2014-07-03 at 10.04.26 AMAs mentioned before, out of Brazil, another startup (what else, right?) is blooming.

“There’s competition … every day we find a different one,” Joel Stern, a recruiter, says about human resources technology startups. “But no one has the market cornered.”

Stern is creating a startup of his own, one with a very interesting history. For that and info on a few other new companies, read on: keep reading…

More Alphas, More Betas, More Vegans in the Recruiting Technology Startup World

by Jun 27, 2014, 5:18 pm ET

Screen Shot 2014-06-27 at 2.02.29 PMLast Saturday night I went to a “Vegan Meetup” at a Los Angeles tavern. (I was accompanying the vegan, not one myself.) Why not take a few minutes off from hearing about, say, recruiting technology startups?

I told the first person I met what I did for a living. She said to me, “my friend is starting a recruiting technology company in Brazil.”

You can run, but not hide.

Just a sampling of the many new companies working to get your business, or someone’s investments: keep reading…

A Stealth Startup Wants to Create a Better Way to Put Teams Together

by Jun 19, 2014, 5:35 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-05-30 at 1.31.48 PMWorking under the radar out of northern California — and Armenia — a stealth startup is building a piece of human resources technology to help in team building.

In short, companies would use the product to search their own employees’ skills, team fit, location, and availability.

Then, they’d click on profiles and piece together a team of people for a project. keep reading…

3 New Startups Are Thinking About Pipelines, Prospects, and Passive Candidates

by Jun 18, 2014, 12:03 am ET

iphonepngA fresh crop of recruiting startups is launching, using mobile phones, CRM, and email workflow to help you manage pipelines of candidates.

Read on. keep reading…

A Montreal Company’s Adding Audio to Screening

by Jun 10, 2014, 4:14 pm ET

voice coverWe’ve mentioned new uses of audio many times before, and a new company out of Canada is adding audio to the mix too. keep reading…

Mytasca: A New Tool for College Recruiters

by Jun 9, 2014, 7:04 pm ET

BoiseStateUniversityFour years in the making, there’s a new tool out for recruiters to learn more about colleges and career centers. keep reading…

More Personality Assessments Launching

by Jun 9, 2014, 1:24 pm ET

Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 9.40.51 AMWhile the money flows to folks like GildHired, and Executive Employers, new companies in the recruiting and HR technology field have sprouted up and are about to, including: keep reading…

Stop Your Firm’s Brain Drain – Convincing Innovators to Choose an Established Firm Over a Startup

by May 27, 2014, 12:01 am ET

                                                                                    John Sullivan and Trena Luong

There is an innovator brain drain going on. The drain is away from larger established firms, which desperately need more innovators, and toward startup firms, which are successfully recruiting a disproportionately high percentage of these prized innovators.

fs-tritium-image1It doesn’t matter whether your corporation is trying to hire experienced talent or recent grads; it seems like every innovator and entrepreneur these days is seriously considering working at a startup (or creating their own startup). What makes the “brain drain to startups” a problem so unique is that corporations are fully aware that they are currently outmatched in this recruiting battle and most are also painfully aware of the economic damage that they suffer whenever they lose an innovator.

Given this awareness, it would seem logical that, at least at large tech firms in the Silicon Valley, each would have a dedicated “counter-startup recruiting program” designed specifically to reverse this brain drain. But for some unexplained reason, it’s almost impossible to find a large corporation (tech or otherwise) that has a comprehensive formal recruiting program for landing innovators who have had a natural inclination to bypass them and go to startups. Yes, some large firms like Google, WL Gore, Yahoo, Facebook, and recently Zappos have a few features that are attractive to innovators but no one has a visible comprehensive “counter-startup recruiting program.”

What Is a “Counter-startup Recruiting Effort?” keep reading…

If LinkedIn and eHarmony Had a Baby

by May 23, 2014, 1:02 pm ET

Screen Shot 2014-05-23 at 12.49.30 PMYou may have heard that the Intern Sushi company I once mentioned is now becoming Career Sushi; that there’s a new recruiting system from Ceridian; about Connect6′s “PeopleDiscovery” launch; and that there’s a new board for startup jobs.

But there are some recruiting-related startups moving more quietly, ones you may not know, like: keep reading…

Social Media Recruiting Comes … to Malaysia

by May 15, 2014, 6:40 pm ET

jobtact“Network Your Way to a New Job With Social Recruiting.”

That tagline may sound like it’s straight out of the last decade, but it’s from a newly launching job site out of Malaysia.

Actually, JobTact.com may be a little rough around the edges, but it’s on to something.

You can not only search jobs, but you can easily share them.

Job seekers create profiles instead of uploading resumes, and can show off their expertise in talent communities, which have “leaderboards” rewarding top contributors.

Employers build branding pages and companies build “followers.”

FAQs here.

Where There’s a Napkin, There’s an HR/Recruiting Startup

by May 9, 2014, 2:57 pm ET

iinview logo-betaBig human resources and recruiting technology companies are launching new little products, and new little companies are launching big plans. All you need are an idea and a napkin. keep reading…

New Site Wants People to ‘LookAtThisJob’

by Apr 15, 2014, 10:52 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 7.50.27 AMA 25 year old has teamed with an ex-recruitment consultant and others to launch a new “crowdsourced recruiting site.”

Employers post jobs and offer money to people who get them in touch with an eventual hire.

Explained in the video below, the site is first focusing on the UK and later more of Europe.

Some other companies and launches you may not yet know of: keep reading…

Cangrade Launching to Test Soft Skills

by Apr 14, 2014, 12:01 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-04-04 at 1.31.06 PMAn 10-employee assessment company out of Boston, though it has already been quietly using its product with 14 customers, officially launches today with a focus on personality and soft-skills testing.

Cangrade first takes a look at a company’s current employees — or in the case of smaller businesses, it uses “big data” already out there. (The company says its “team of experts spent years researching millions of data points from over 200,000 employees, running over 40 empirical studies, and consulting with over 20,000 of its users.”)

It analyzes the traits that are common among people already on the payroll, and analyzes the job you’re trying to fill. The CEO and co-founder Gerson Goren says it’s not heavily weighted toward one personality characteristic, like the ever-popular “extraversion” some companies seem so intent on. keep reading…

A Connecticut Startup Is Turning Audio Interviews Into Emailed Words

by Mar 4, 2014, 6:05 pm ET

Screen Shot 2014-03-04 at 2.57.41 PMYou may have heard that there’s a company that’ll actually analyze the voice of job candidates you’re interviewing. Now, there’s a product from a different company whose features include turning interview screens into transcripts for you to evaluate.  keep reading…

LinkedIn Was In China, But Now It’s in Chinese

by Feb 27, 2014, 10:59 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-02-27 at 7.44.04 AMLinkedIn has about four million members in China already. But with the company saying the Chinese market “represents roughly one in five of the world’s knowledge workers,” it is now offering a LinkedIn beta in Chinese and not just English.

More news and new recruiting tech companies: keep reading…

College Recruiters Now Can Use Piazza’s Fast-growing Platform

by Feb 24, 2014, 6:17 pm ET

Screen Shot 2014-02-24 at 3.05.07 PMI know you don’t need any proof that everyone wants a piece of the recruiting business.

And you may have already read in today’s Inc about new companies like Prophecy Sciences, Kalibrr, and Pymetrics, recruiting-technology outfits in the screening-assessment-gamification field.

But you may not have heard about Piazza. keep reading…

RecruitiFi Wants You to Tap Into Someone Else’s Surplus Candidates

by Feb 18, 2014, 2:45 pm ET

recruitifiRecruitiFi is one of many new companies (see the bottom of this post) that you may not know of yet, one that wants you to send out listings for jobs to a group of recruiters who may help you fill ‘em.

keep reading…