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Recruitment drives HR Technology innovation

Recruitment drives HR Technology innovation
Recruiters. Love them, loathe them. Whatever your view, it is undeniable that recruitment has long been the driver for innovation in HR and Talent Management technology.

From the very moment the first English backpacker picked up a telephone to target a prospective new client, a candidate scratched out a CV on the first versions of WordPerfect, or a Personnel Manager checked the fax machine for incoming job applications, recruitment and technology have been inseparable bedfellows. An industry that is competitive by nature and by definition will always seek to innovate in order to stay ahead of the pack.

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Hire Hive: A New Take On Screening Candidates


Using an online questionnaire to screen and vet candidates is not entirely novel. Hire Hive, a US based start-up, takes a fresh look at candidate screening by allowing  employers to use video, images and text to vet job applicants.  

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Linkedin Juggernaut Rolls On

Jeff Weiner, CEO of Linkedin, wants the company to be synonymous with ‘talent’ just as ‘Internet Search’ is for Google. In an interview with Techcrunch, he talks about past achievements and sheds light on future plans. DestinationTalent_linkedin Not surprisingly, Linkedin’s recruitment products are the largest and fastest growing part of the business. However, Jeff is careful to differentiate Linkedin from job boards. Here’s his take:

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