Talent Tech Labs recently released the seventh edition of their Talent Acquisition (TA) Ecosystem, a four-stage, classification resource for TA technology. With all the new additions and shifts made, use this essential encyclopedia to navigate the Ecosystem bubbles.@TalentTechLabs Ecosystem 7 showcases the best #TA technology. Use this encyclopedia to navigate the 34 different bubbles: Click To Tweet
The Source Stage provides TA technology resources to help aid in both finding a job and/or recruiting for a job.
Individual Career Management
Career Advice & Coaching
These companies provides solutions for individuals looking for new job opportunities.
Job Search Organizer
Job Search Organizers help individuals track, manage, and take action on their various job search activities.
Social CV and Resume Builder
These companies aid job seekers in perfecting their CV or resume.
- CV Maker
- Talent Inc
Job boards are companies which have a consumer-facing digital property through which job seekers can search for jobs, and companies in need of talent can identify potential candidates.
- College Recruiter
- Functional Works
Job distribution companies enable jobs that are published from a career site to be delivered to specific job boards and/or aggregators of the employer’s choosing.
Programmatic Advertising technologies allow companies to advertise open roles at their company to specific audiences and demographics. They provide real-time bidding capabilities to advertise job opportunities in a manner similar to how broader media buying companies target buyers.
Job Board Aggregator
Job aggregators pull job postings from multiple sites including company career sites and job boards and allow job seekers to search for all open jobs in one place.
Peer to Peer Recruitment
Referral technologies help companies and individuals harness the power of their extended networks by providing tools through which they can source candidate ideas from current employees, and track/reward the success of those referrals.
- Hunt Club
Shared Talent Networks
Shared Talent Networks allow a company to input silver-medal candidates and access other corporation’s silver-medal candidates in an efficient and scalable manner.
Social Networks & Search
Social networks provide a platform through which individuals can connect to build their professional networks.
- Hakka Labs
- Stack Overflow
Social Search companies are advanced web search tools which take into account the social graph of the person initiating the search query and/or the person being searched. These technologies leverage innovative algorithms and machine-learning techniques to produce candidate ideas that are a fit for open job opportunities.
- Social Index
E-Staffing technologies create a platform for employers and candidates to connect, and provide a balance of human and machine inputs to automate hiring recommendations.
- Talent Pair
- The Second Shift
Temporary Labor Marketplace
Temporary Labor Marketplace companies provide a platform to match freelance or temporary workers with employers looking to hire someone with a particular skill set for a finite piece of work.
- Mercr PeoplePro
Recruitment Marketplaces are narrowly focused on recruiter discovery, featuring thousands of independent recruiters and agencies that can be used for specific hiring projects.
- Kipawa Referral Network
- Placement Loop
- Talent Crowd
- Top Echelon
Crowd Sourced Recruitment
These platforms are used to crowdsource talent for project-based work where employers may post a problem or project and receive one-time contract bids for the project.
- 99 Designs
- Amazon MechanicalTurk
- Hire The World
The Engage Stage provides TA technology resources to help companies interact with potential candidates.
Candidate Relationship Management
Candidate Relationship Management (CRM) tools are focused on improving and managing a candidate’s experience with hiring organizations.
- Engage Talent
- Phenom People
- Symphony Talent
- Talent Circles
Bots are an automated communication medium (text, voice or video) that use either branching logic to go from one question to the next, or deeper machine learning or neural networks to respond to the input in what seems like a thoughtful manner. They are used to automate communication with candidates.
- Hire Abby
- Jaba Talks
- Job Pal
- My Ally
- Recruit bot
- Robot Vera
- Voice Glance
- Wade & Wendy
Employer Reviews companies offer a Yelp-like value proposition for prospective and current employees to evaluate and track what people are saying about their current/future/dream employer.
Brand Management companies focus on either managing a company’s online reputation externally from the corporate careers site or on enabling the company to engage with talent in a branded 3rd party environment.
- Meet & Engage
- The Muse
Brand Creation companies provide solutions to improve either a company’s career page or their job descriptions, both of which are focused on creating a branded experience for talent.
- Mystery Applicant
- NextWave Hire
The Select Stage provides TA technology resources to help recruiters source the best candidates for their company and the open position.
Behavioral Assessment companies deliver tools that test an individual’s cognitive capability, behavioral tendencies, cultural fit and / or personality traits.
- Arctic Shores
- Good & Co
- Persona Labs
- The Chemistry Group
Skills Assessment companies offer technical skill assessment solutions to help companies make better-informed hiring decisions. Marketed as skill equalizers, companies are able to hire for demonstrated knowledge and skills vs. claims made in a resume.
- Cloud Partners
- Eteki Inc.
- Hacker Rank
- HR Avatar
- Interview Mocha
- Trueup Co.
Simulation-Based Assessment companies offer technical and non-technical assessment solutions by simulating job-specific scenarios to help companies make better-informed hiring decisions.
Recommendation & References
Recommendation and Reference solutions are digitally-enabled reference aggregators, background check tools, and onboarding solutions.
- Accurate Background
- Jd Palatine
- Social Intelligence
- Sterling Talent Solutions
Video interviewing tools enable more effective and efficient interview processes for companies. The Video Interview technologies that are more mature have developed strong predictive capabilities as well as broader interview process management tools for employers.
- Launchpad Recruits
- Spark Hire
Interview Management Tools
Interview Management tools enable key operational efficiencies within the interview processes for companies. Marketed as calendar scheduling tools, the value proposition for recruiters is that they can more easily coordinate interviews and shorten time to fill at volume with these streamlined productivity tools as compared to teams without automation.
- Great Hires
- Interviewer Assistant
Matching Systems companies provide matching services based on a variety of inputs, including semantic-based matching, assessment outputs, and preference “signals” (e.g., observable data about what types of talent companies are interested in and what jobs candidates are interested in).
- Career Spark
- IBM Watson
- Mosaic Track
- Power To Fly
- Restless Bandit
Resume Parsing Software companies provide multilingual tools to dissect resume content and apply semantic-based searches to extract relevant information. The core value proposition for companies lies in the speed and accuracy of parsing tools which result in a reduction of data entry and verification costs, activities which were historically people-driven.
The Hire Stage provides TA technology resources to help aid tracking and hiring candidates.
ATS – Staffing Companies
Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are the backbone for most recruitment technologies. It is through these systems that corporations track and manage their multiple job requisitions and candidates. These companies specifically focus on serving staffing companies.
ATS – Corporations
Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are the backbone for most recruitment technologies. It is through these systems that corporations track and manage their multiple job requisitions and candidates. These companies specifically focus on serving corporations.
- SAP SuccessFactors
- Smart Recruiters
- Ultimate Software
Freelance Management Systems
Freelance Management Systems (FMS) are web- or cloud-based talent exchanges and online work platforms which enable companies to search, sign, and engage directly with non-employee talent.
Vendor Management Systems
Vendor Management Systems (VMS)offer software solutions to corporations to enable the comprehensive management of their contingent workforces. This may include any or all of the extended labor spend categories, including temporary staff, professional contractors, service workers, consultants, project-based workers, independent contractors (freelancers), and alumni.
- 3 Story Software
- DCR Workforce
- Gustav Technologies
Analytic platforms provide real-time data to recruiters on metrics impacting the recruiting process.
API Connectors integrate software platforms and data management systems to make data and content exchange easy.
TTL’s Ecosystem 7 is a helpful guide to TA technology. Use this essential encyclopedia to understand the 34 bubbles located in the four stages, and how your company can benefit from these platforms.