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How Talent Acquisition Software Hurts Tradeable Services

computer_help_wantedSeeking out talented workers is accomplished by using the human element.  The old saying “it takes one to know one” is the best way to locate and determine talent from a resume or LinkedIn profile.

Talent acquisition software is more list creation then trying to acquire talent.  A simple workflow analysis of talent acquisition software reveals some interesting observation.

Data Capture

A currently employed person who is considered by their company as exceptional, would not spend 20 minutes of their time entering their resume into data fields for HR consideration.  This person doesn’t want their company knowing they are entertaining the thought of seeking different employment.  They would rather have minimal email correspondence and mostly phone conversations.

The new company is trying to lure a quality worker from another company, in this situation less is more.  If the person didn’t have the skills needed the company looking would have never contacted them. Read More →