Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 21, 2006
HireDesk a division of Talent Technology Corporation and an award-winning provider of on-demand talent acquisition and retention solutions delivered the keynote address to the membership of the Recruiting Society of the Technology Association of Georgia. In the address, Dr. David Jones discussed new ways to leverage today’s recruiting technology to:
1. Source and attract candidates
2. Evaluate and identify the best candidates
3. Reduce legal compliance risk in hiring
4. Track "what works" in retaining new talent
During the address to dozens of recruiting and technology leaders from the Atlanta area, Dr. Jones described how three movements are changing the way both internal and external recruiters support their client organizations. First, Jones described how software is automating key stages in the recruiting process, both helping and challenging recruiters who are increasingly pressured to find and deliver candidates to hiring managers quickly and efficiently.
Jones discussed how the integration of candidate assessment and evaluation tools into these automated solutions is offering a clear value-add to recruiters on both sides of the vendor-company relationship. Finally, Jones noted how increased use of pay-off metrics, enabled by automation, is helping recruiters provide their clients and employers with objective measures of their effectiveness – a move that he views as a real entry of "Six Sigma thinking" into the practice of talent acquisition.
Jones concluded the address by describing how various sub-specialties in the recruiting and HR industry – sourcing, assessment, on-boarding, retention management, and automation – are all converging. He described how progressive recruiting firms and corporate HR departments are developing “total solution” approaches to talent acquisition and retention.
In Dr. Jones' view, this already has begun to change the face of recruiting, leading to noteworthy consolidation of the industry. A case in point – the emergence of “total solution-oriented” recruitment process outsourcing companies (RPOs).
"It was great to have Dr. Jones and HireDesk present to our membership," said Gary Shaar, Chairman of Programs for the Technology Association of Georgia’s Recruiting Society. "The information shared is not only relevant but presents a model upon which human resource professionals across the spectrum can develop and implement best practices," continued Shaar.
For more information on Dr. Jones' presentation please contact HireDesk directly or visit http://www.hiredesk.com/tag1 and download the Recruiting Best Practices whitepaper, Gaining Competitive Advantage in the Practice of Recruiting from Dr. Jones.
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of the state's technology industry and provides leadership in driving initiatives in the areas of policy, capital, education and giving. TAG also brings the technology community together through events, initiative programs and networking opportunities. TAG was launched in January, 1999 with the merger of three of the state's largest technology organizations: the Southeastern Software Association, the Business and Technology Alliance and Women in Technology. At its launch, TAG became one of the largest technology organizations in the country.
HireDesk provides on-demand recruiting software solutions to corporations and recruitment firms. HireDesk is the first company to seamlessly integrate competency-based assessment and hiring tools, a full-feature applicant tracking system, and post-hire performance metrics into a highly configurable, single-platform solution for mid-market corporations. HireDesk also offers solutions targeted to specialized recruiting firm disciplines—Executive Search, Permanent Placement, Temporary Staffing, Contract Staffing, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)—as well as hybrid solutions to support multi-discipline and multi-divisional recruitment environments. HireDesk was founded in 1999 and is a division of Talent Technology Corporation (TTC). Visit the Web at http://www.hiredesk.com or call 1-866-747-3375 to learn more about HireDesk and its offerings.
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