Use Well-Rounded Reviews to Hire Top Talent with Digmybrand

October 11, 2013

9:00 am

Finding top talent in any industry is a challenge. You can spend endless hours pouring over resumes and cover letters, interviewing candidate after candidate, and still never get the full picture. The problem with all of these pieces is they don’t always provide accurate representations of job candidates. Referrals can be biased, resumes can be misleading, and interviewees may not portray themselves honestly.

That’s why Kirti Chitnis, Manish Chitnis, and Arthur Leung founded Digmybrand. It’s a 360-degree review platform where job candidates can provide insightful, well-rounded professional feedback from their network on their skills and values. This feedback is anonymous to allow you to be candid and get to the truth.

They said, “We live in a world where we don’t pick a restaurant without checking reviews, so why not have something for people?”

With Digmybrand, you can determine not only a candidate’s strengths, but also areas of improvement. All reviews are backed by data and analytics to give you a credible picture of the candidate. Profiles provide social proof on candidates’ strengths, areas for improvement, fit, and potential based on peer feedback. You can hire top talent based on hard data in all of these areas.

There are many benefits to using the platform:

  • Save time screening. When you conduct screenings through Digmybrand, you save time normally spent on information gathering. Screenings are based on social reviews and well-rounded feedback, and it’s all organized for you.

  • Verify candidate fit. You can use keywords to understand a candidate’s strengths and weaknesses. Profiles can also help you determine how top talent will fit in the role, team, and company.

  • Build great teams. The platform will also help you hire candidates who will last longer. When you base your decision on a well-rounded review, you can hire people who will be good additions to your team. Then your team can perform better, increase productivity, and boost morale.

Using the platform to hire top talent takes three simple steps:

  • Define. List the skills and values you desire from candidates. Add all of your requirements to your job description.

  • Collect. Ask your candidates to apply with a Digmybrand profile so you can screen them based on the site’s criteria. Candidates need to get at least five people to review them in order to provide a full picture.

  • Review. Once you’ve gathered all of the information you need from candidates, you can select the best person for the job based on the well-rounded reviews.

Digmybrand can allow you to hire top talent without the bias that comes with traditional hiring methods. At the moment, the platform is completely free for users, so there’s no risk in trying it out. You can view more information, including a sample profile, on digmybrand.com. Visit the site to get started.

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Heather R. Huhman is a career expert, experienced hiring manager, and founder & president of Come Recommended, a content marketing and digital PR consultancy for job search and human resources technologies. She is also the author of Lies, Damned Lies & Internships (2011) and #ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle (2010). Find Heather on Google+.

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