Category: TA

The Talent Landscape in 2020: Total Talent, Metrics that Matter, and Finding a Partner

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It has been an exciting year in talent acquisition. The technology landscape has changed. Talent acquisition leaders face new responsibilities and are being held more accountable for business metrics. Yet, at the same time, so much in talent acquisition remains the same. When we asked what recruiters spend their time doing, scheduling interviews and finding… Read more »

iCIMS Announces a New Framework for Talent Acquisition

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The talent acquisition technology market has experienced significant transformation over the past few years with new products, providers, categories and startups. It is an exciting time to be in the recruitment industry but at the same time, it can feel incredibly overwhelming as companies try to understand what a modern technology stack should include. Furthermore,… Read more »

New Research: Talent Acquisition Buyer’s Guide for the SMB Market

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George LaRocque and I have been busy this past month research trends in how SMB organizations evaluate and select talent acquisition technology. While so much focus has been on the enterprise market, SMB organizations, in many cases, are rethinking their tech stack and focusing on innovation. And…they have great options. That Talent Acquisition Buyer’s Guide… Read more »

Google Hire: What Went Wrong?

“We’ve made the difficult decision to sunset Hire by Google on September 1, 2020. While Hire has been successful, we’re focusing our resources on other products in the Google Cloud portfolio.” If you work in talent acquisition, you probably heard the news. Google Hire (once considered “the future of the ATS market”) is shutting down…. Read more »

New Research: Digital Transformation in Talent Acquisition

I have worked on some very exciting research projects over the past 15 years but our latest research on Digital Transformation in Talent Acquisition might be my favorite to date. Aptitude Research and Alexander Mann Solutions partnered together to create a report that would cover both the digital transformation roadmap as well as the digital… Read more »

New Research on Talent Acquisition Technology Trends

Talent acquisition technology trends seem to change every few months and it’s hard to keep up. In fact, over 60% of companies are increasing their investment in recruitment technology this year according to Aptitude Research. Companies are looking at both traditional providers as well as startups to help solve challenges with attracting, recruiting and hiring… Read more »

Shaker International Merges with Montage: Reshaping Talent Acquisition Technology

Today marks a significant shift in the talent acquisition technology landscape. Shaker International, a leading assessment provider, has merged with Montage, a leading provider of candidate interview and hiring solutions. The new company will be co-headquartered in Delafield, WI, and Cleveland, OH under the leadership of Kurt Heikkinen as CEO and Brian Stern as President…. Read more »