RemarkableHire Discovers Passive Tech Candidates Based on Real Skills

August 21, 2012

1:00 pm

If top talent is not scouring online job boards all day, how are employers – especially in tech-related fields where certain expertise and skills are required — supposed to find the cream of the crop?

Companies rigorously seeking top technical talent are well aware that finding and hiring qualified individuals is a huge challenge. A new online hiring tool, RemarkableHire, was developed to help recruiters and hiring managers find and evaluate the quality individuals in the tech industry, whether they are active or passive job candidates.

The search engine for top talent aims to conquer two very common problems in the recruitment process today:

It eliminates bias from application materials by taking into greater consideration the collective voice of the crowd. The tool collects valuable information from skilled candidates in a tech-based position from all of the sites where they participate online, such as Github. Rather than solely depending upon resumes, portfolios, and other thoughtfully prepared materials, potential hires are rated based on the collective voice of the crowd.

It allows you to find and reach out to candidates who are not actively searching and applying for jobs. Many believe passive candidates are the hidden gems in skilled-based professions. Although already employed, they may be open to new opportunities or change.

The ranking system appears to be quite efficient. Instead of being rated upon how many times these candidates flood their resumes or social media pages with keywords pertaining to their industry, they are ranked on how well they know the particular skills you desire based on the dialogue found on relevant sites. Their knowledge of a programming language is judged based on their online presence and what others are saying about them.

If you are finding it difficult to land remarkable tech hires, you may want to reconsider job boards and incorporate a proactive approach into your recruitment strategy with this evaluating, search engine-like product.

How do you find and connect with top talent that has not directly applied to one of your open positions? Would you consider using a product like RemarkableHire to meet your recruiting needs?

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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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