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Rec Tech: the Recruiting Technology Podcast

Bringing you technology inspired conversations with practitioners and vendors in the recruiting technology arena.

Nov 25, 2020

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Recruiting Technology headlines


Vettery, the AI-driven talent marketplace that matches highly-qualified and individually-vetted candidates with top companies, today announced that it has acquired Hired, the leading marketplace for technology talent. The companies will combine to create the largest and most comprehensive talent marketplace for technology, marketing, sales, and finance hires.

‍Hired uses AI-powered intelligent job matching to help tech talent find a job they love at the world’s most innovative companies including Box, Dropbox, Postmates and Twitch. It rigorously vets every candidate before they are accepted to the platform, resulting in a marketplace of high-intent candidates with a 90 percent response rate and 60 percent of candidates accepting an interview, thus saving employers an average of 45 sourcing hours per role filled. Vettery was launched on the premise of creating a more innovative and transparent hiring process, using its proprietary AI algorithms and analytics to quickly and successfully match employers to candidates in high-demand roles in technology, sales, and finance. Vettery partners with over 15,000 companies from innovative startups to established Fortune 500 companies to help them build world-class teams. In 2018, Vettery was acquired by global HR solutions company Adecco Group and the acquisition of Hired will continue Adecco Group’s commitment to data-driven recruitment technology.

Trade Hounds, the largest professional community built exclusively for the construction industry, today announced the launch of its Jobs platform, which connects contractors directly with the skilled tradespeople they’re seeking to hire. Unlike other job boards serving the industry, Trade Hounds has built a vast community of 175,000 tradespeople that are already using the platform to showcase their work, build professional profiles and expand their networks.

Pre-employment testing software company TestGorilla announced today that it raised US$1.2 million in pre-series A funding from CapitalT and a group of international angel investors. The announcement comes as TestGorilla reports receiving 150 free-trial sign-ups a day from companies around the world.

Founded by serial entrepreneur Wouter Durville and former Bain & Company partner Otto Verhage, TestGorilla is an online skills assessment platform that launched this summer. The company aims to make hiring more efficient and less biased by allowing organizations to use skills assessments at the top of the hiring funnel.

Technology professional career hub Dice announced the launch of Instant Messaging, enabling direct, transparent conversations between employers and technologists through the Dice platform. In addition to serving a valuable function for users, Instant Messaging is an important next step in the evolution of Dice, building to a comprehensive and flexible platform through which recruiters and candidates can rapidly and confidently search, match and communicate in real-time.

Earlier this year, Dice launched Recruiter Profile, a tool enabling recruiters to create an enhanced personalized profile, highlighting company brand and values, upcoming virtual events and other relevant insights, helping hiring organizations more effectively represent themselves to in-demand candidates alongside their posted jobs.