There’ll Be a New Way to Measure Clout

Mar 7, 2013
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Those who measure clout with Klout have a new tool on the way.

A new site called “HireInfluence” is in beta, and is still building a database of contacts, but says it’ll “identify, analyze, and verify an individual’s influence and networking value.”

The company says you’ll be able to do a “social media background check” on a candidate. You can also find out how much influence people have, and who in an industry is the most influential. It’ll aggregate the demographics of people’s friends and followers; for example, if I have 100,000 Twitter followers but they’re basically phony, it’ll know that.

More Sites & Tools

There’s more that’s new that you may not know of. Such as:

  • Out of Denver, there’s Pairin, a system to assess and track applicants. You compare applicants to a “gold standard” that is automatically created for each position. It’s about $200 a month for unlimited employees.
  • For a “semantic” (not keyword) look at resumes, and a match with jobs, there’s now Krow.
  • Out to lend some transparency when it comes to pay in the hiring process is MisterHeadhunter.
  • Finally, out of India, Adrenalin’s website has a banner rotating that says to “watch this space for a revolution in hiring.” I don’t know what the revolution will involve, but the company says it is “yet another breakthrough for handling recruitment by companies … a tool that connects organizations to potential talent pools virtually through a talent acquisition infrastructure.” It adds that “walk-in interviews are soon to become a reality in every neighborhood that helps candidates to complete the entire process from application to offer letter with the help of this integrated infrastructure at their neighborhood itself.” Andrenalin says the launch “is expected any time soon.”
This article is part of a series called News & Trends.
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