TalentBin Completes Integration With Avature CRM to Expand Social Sourcing Capabilities
SAN FRANCISCO, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — TalentBin, the talent search engine that turbo-charges talent discovery across the web, today announced full integration with Avature CRM(TM), a Web 2.0 platform designed for social networking, recruiting and referral management. The partnership will make TalentBin available immediately to Avature’s customer base of over 200 leading companies. The addition of TalentBin to Avature’s social recruiting “web sources” extends the reach of its social sourcing capabilities beyond Google search and active candidates on job boards, to now include the most comprehensive search and discovery of passive candidates online. While TalentBin has previously been available as a web application and Google Chrome plug-in, this marks the launch of its partner program, as the first of its integrations with enterprise CRM, HRIS, or Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).
Already serving the social media recruiting needs of over 100 companies such as Intuit, Groupon, Dolby, and Yahoo!, TalentBin’s Talent Search Engine identifies and interprets the “professional exhaust” of candidates’ activities across social media and industry-specific web communities, and merges the pertinent career information (skills, expertise, etc.) into a single unified web resume, to help recruiters discover, research, and engage with the best talent the web has to offer. By incorporating the TalentBin candidate information into Avature CRM, recruiters and hiring managers can discover and engage more effectively with an even larger pool of prospective hires, using world class recruiting CRM functionality to track and manage that engagement.
“With TalentBin, Avature customers can break away from the herd and identify talent based on meaningful social activity,” commented Dimitri Boylan, CEO of Avature. “They can also personalize engagement with passive candidates based on their social data to build high quality talent pipelines. We are confident that our partnership adds a new dimension for Avature users – allowing them to remain on the forefront of social sourcing for competitive advantage.”
As part of the talent discovery process, TalentBin aggregates a candidate’s implicit professional activity: the information they share across social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Meetup, Quora, and more. This, coupled with industry-specific social communities like Github, Sourceforge, and Bitbucket for software engineering, for example, bolsters passive professional profiles with vital information on skills and expertise. The result is a more complete and accurate 360-degree view of a candidate, covering professional skills to personal interests, all essential information to determining ideal job fit. TalentBin then takes it one step further, compiling all contact information such as email addresses, Twitter handle, and more to help facilitate direct candidate engagement.
“In the race for talent, it is not enough to set some bait in the hope of attracting new hire candidates to you – rather, increasing numbers of corporations are realizing that they need to go out and hunt for the people that fit their specific job requirements,” explained Pete Kazanjy, Co-Founder of TalentBin. “As a pioneer and industry leader in social sourcing, Avature was a natural partner for TalentBin’s talent search engine. We’re excited to play a role in expanding candidate pipelines and accelerating the process of talent discovery for Avature users, to ultimately help companies better compete in today’s market.”
“We’re always looking for ways to connect with innovative, motivated, creative professionals since talent is at the core of what we do – revolutionizing travel through the power of technology,” said Stacey Schut, Program Manager, Strategic Talent Sourcing at Expedia, the world’s leading online travel company. “With the addition of TalentBin’s web talent search into Avature, we are able to more quickly and effectively discover and cultivate the kind of technical talent that is rarely found where the rest of the talent acquisition world is already looking. It’s the kind of edge that our Talent Engagement team loves to take advantage of.”
TalentBin offers an API for seamless integrations with software partners, and already has over 200 million candidate profiles cultivated from over thirty professional social media communities, and steadily growing.
To make TalentBin a part of your talent sourcing and acquisition strategy, visit www.talentbin.com.
Launched in 2008 by Dimitri Boylan, co-founder and former CEO of HotJobs.com, Avature’s flagship product, Avature CRM, is a flexible enterprise platform for Global Talent Acquisition and Talent Management. Avature brings innovative Web 2.0 social solutions to recruiting, internal mobility, and performance challenges. Avature was cited as a Gartner “Cool Vendor in HCM 2010,” and has over 200 customers, of which 43 are Fortune 500. Avature has offices in Charlotte, Chicago, Portland, London, Munich, Melbourne, and Buenos Aires. Learn more at www.avature.net.
Based in San Francisco, TalentBin is focused on turbo-charging talent acquisition for recruiters and hiring managers with its talent search engine, turning the web into a virtually endless talent sourcing database. By crawling targeted professional networking sites to cull together composite web resumes – adding vital skills and expertise to traditionally sparse profiles – it helps make fast and definitive job matches. TalentBin has aggregated over 200,000,000 professional profiles to date, and provides user access from anywhere as a web application, as a browser plug-in for Google Chrome, or within existing Recruiting CRM, ATS, or HRIS system through an API. With staff hailing from VMWare, eBay, and LinkedIn, TalentBin is funded by First Round Capital, Charles River Ventures, and Ron Conway’s SV Angel. For more, visit www.talentbin.com.