TalentCircles; CareerDean; Whitetruffle; WorkHands; rKruiter; HourlyNerd; Nightlife

whitetruffle-sample-candidate-email-introThere’s lots new in recruiting and human resources companies, startups handling everything from college recruiting to talent communities to a better candidate experience. All below.

  • It’s not public yet, but I hear TalentCircles has signed its biggest client ever, a government-related organization.
  • A team out of Manila, Hong Kong, and France is working on a new system for managing and keeping in touch with applicants (features here and pricing here).
  • With a sort of “blue-collar LinkedIn,” photos of metalwork trump written explanations of candidates’ work history.
  • The site that matches MBA students/alumni with hourly projects raised money. So did Bright, $14 million.
  • Meanwhile, Interviewstreet is looking to raise some too. $20 million.
  • Nightclubs, bars, lounges, concerts, and festivals have a new source of candidates.
  • Whitetruffle we’ve mentioned before. It’s switching from beta to public and changing its business model today; the site will be free to post a limited number of jobs, and will cost $660 a month for higher volume or more “seats.” (Above right, click to enlarge, is an example of an email sent to both employers and candidates when they agree on a match; candidates are private prior). The CEO tells me the company has been responsible for hundreds of developer hires at startups like Eventbrite, and from what he can tell those hires are generally sticking around. Jerry Yang is one of the investors.
  • ERE’s Jeremy Roberts told me about the beta of CareerDean, where students can join communities to ask questions, meet friends, meet mentors, and meet recruiters.

Stay tuned: I’m talking to others, like a new recruiting technology startup readying a launch out of Toronto.

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