WANTED Technologies Appoints Kevin Savage To Lead Market Development For Talent Acquisition Analytics

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WANTED Technologies builds on international product development with new Managing Director for UK

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Without looking at external data that can provide more market insight and talent intelligence, HR leaders will ultimately find themselves repeating their current choices.

WANTED Technologies (TSX-V: WAN), a leading provider of real-time market intelligence and analytics for staffing and talent sourcing professionals, today announced the appointment of Kevin Savage as Managing Director for the UK. Kevin will be responsible for developing the company’s business and operations locally, as well as playing an advisory role around current best practices for the strategic use of external supply & demand hiring data within human resources departments and staffing agencies.

According to the Deloitte 2015 Human Capital Trends report, Corporate HR teams are beginning to look at how to bring external data sources into their talent acquisition and planning discussions. However, only 8 percent of those surveyed by Deloitte had experienced HR data analytics teams in place. This lack of analytics experience is in part because many HR professionals don’t know about or have access to all the information sources they require to make informed decisions about where to look for the best candidates.

WANTED Technologies bridges this gap and helps HR departments to bring data, around talent availability and hiring patterns, into their decision-making processes. As part of his new role, Kevin Savage will be responsible for expanding relationships with existing customers around their use of WANTED data, as well as supporting the development of the business within the UK.

“For many companies, HR data is an untapped source of insight. Companies are starting to invest in HR analytics to help them attract, motivate and retain their employees, but without looking at external data that can provide more market insight and talent intelligence, HR leaders will ultimately find themselves repeating their current choices. My role at WANTED is to help companies see more value from their investment in people, as well as helping HR leaders fulfill that more strategic role for their companies,” said Savage.

Meredith Amdur, CEO at WANTED Technologies, commented, ”Today, it is essential for HR departments to build out their understanding on how data can be used for strategic company development. Earlier in 2015, we saw a 54 percent year-on-year increase in demand for HR professionals with skills around working with data. As more company HR teams seek to work with data, they will require data from both within the organization and from external sources. This will increase demand, and Kevin will play an essential role in supporting our customers in meeting these challenges.”

Savage brings years of business and industry analysis experience to WANTED. He served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Yankee Group in Europe, leading the analyst firm’s delivery of research programmes and expertise to telecoms companies, equipment vendors, software development firms and financial services organizations. He also spent four years at Jupiter Research and Forrester Research, leading those firms’ growth across UK industry sectors. Additionally, he has held leadership roles at market research provider Communispace and Trufflenet, as well as founding RedScape Research.

WANTED Technologies provides businesses with external data based on more than a decade of hiring data and salary information across the US, as well as more than two years’ data on international markets. This was gathered using web analysis and big data technologies alongside automated machine learning capabilities. For more information about WANTED Analytics International and to take part in a free trial of the company’s hiring demand and talent supply data, call +44 20 8123 6020 in Europe, 1-800-530-0818 in the US, or visit http://www.wantedanalytics.com.

About WANTED Technologies Corporation
WANTED Technologies helps organizations make intelligent workforce decisions by combining real-time and historical data across hiring demand and talent supply. WANTED Analytics™ is the company’s cloud-based talent recruitment tool that transforms corporate HR into a strategic operation by providing detailed competitive information about employment trends, economic conditions, talent supply and demand, likely recruiting difficulty by market, and other pertinent job market statistics. WANTED Analytics™ is also used for similar purposes by professionals in the staffing, RPO, media, and government sectors.

WANTED Technologies (TSX-V:WAN) was founded in 1999 with offices in Quebec City, Canada and New York City. The company currently maintains a database of more than one billion unique job listings spanning more than 10 years and 11,000 occupational categories. The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Any statement that appears prospective shall not be interpreted as such.

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