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Welcome to our first installment of Fresh Tech Fridays! The vast majority of the people who read our blog are self described "HR Tech Nerds" who want to stay on top of the latest in our industry.
So, the first Friday of the month we'll be featuring totally new companies to put on your radar, along with new releases from some of the best HR software vendors out there.
In no particular order, here's this month crop of Fresh Tech:
Talent teams are facing new challenges as hiring virtually has become the current expectation. Paradox launched an enhanced version of Virtual Hiring Events this Spring. With the candidate and recruiter experience in mind, Paradox ditched forms and logins. Your candidates expect simpler, faster, form-free experiences and with Olivia, an AI recruiting assistant managing the experience, that is what they get. Olivia handles registration, reminders, and follow-ups via mobile chat - so candidates don’t need a password, login, or complicated sign-up.
Olivia greets every candidate and immediately hands them off to your recruiters. The recruiting team and hiring managers can handle multiple chats at once and incorporate either chat or video for a light, or highly engaging experience. Since teams may need an all-hands-on-deck approach to hiring events there are no limits to the number of people that can help with each event. Paradox virtual hiring events have the flexibility to be set up as open-house, on-demand, or real-time events. The campus and events module includes online campus planning, results tracking, and a robust budgeting platform that enables you and your team to take your entire campus recruiting model online. Learn how you can set up an event within seconds, today
If a job applicant cheats on a test and someone on the hiring team sees it, it's unlikely they'll get an employment offer. This action proves the candidate lacks integrity and can't be trusted. But how can we monitor candidates taking tests at a distance?VidCruiter's supervised pre-employment tests give HR professionals confidence that they've hired someone who's a good fit for the position. Online proctoring allows hiring teams to evaluate candidates' skills while simultaneously understanding more about their demeanor and reactions to test questions through video. Expose unfit candidates through video proctoring.
Conduct productive remote coding interviews with CodinGame.
CodinGame’s technical recruitment platform makes the evaluation and shortlisting of developers simple and fast. By challenging developers on real-life coding issues (including game-based puzzles), CodinGame helps recruiters and CTOs avoid mis-hires and cut their recruitment costs in half. Clients such as Nasdaq, Thales and Ubisoft particularly appreciate CodinGame’s reliable and easy-to-read skill reports.
With CodinGame’s remote coding interview module (part of CodinGame Assessment), evaluate soft skills and get to know your tech candidates: Ready-to-deploy video interview setup, shared code editor and syntax highlighting, Video, audio, and text chat, 14 day free trial
Snappy is an innovative and fun enterprise gifting platform designed for today’s world. Snappy lets you instantly create a culture of appreciation with our easy, simple, and customizable Peer 2 Peer Platform. Your team members can nominate each other to receive a Snappy gift for doing a great job – creating a sense of belonging and appreciation. Unlike gift cards or other generic corporate gifts, Snappy lets gift recipients choose the gift they like most from a selection of personalized options with a click of a button. Gifts are sent via mobile text message or email. Snappy Gifts are sourced through top-rated retailers and brands such as Amazon, Birchbox, Cloud9Living and Best Buy. All the recipient needs to do is fill out their preferred shipping address, and the gift will be delivered straight to their doorstep, no matter where your team is around the world! The system is also designed with a "thank you" note feature which allows managers to see the immediate impact on their employees.
Need help finding top talent and ensuring strong collaboration and team management while working remotely? Not only does Fetcher's full-service, recruiting automation platform bring qualified, interested candidates directly to your inbox, but it also allows remote recruiting teams to collaborate, manage results, and goal set all in one place. From new startups to Fortune 500 companies, Fetcher is perfect for any size recruiting team that's looking to get an extra boost out of their sourcing & outreach efforts, while also being able to track progress and collaborate remotely.
CodeSubmit is more than just a developer assessment tool — it’s the best way to find the next member of your engineering team.
Unlike the standard algorithmic quizzes which only test for limited computer science-specific competencies, CodeSubmit assignments get to the core of your candidate’s skill set. Our library assignments resemble real on-the-job tasks and are scored based on signal-generating criteria such as assignment completeness, code readability, code elegance, and documentation. If you're already using take-home assignments, then our suite of awesome features makes it super easy to upload that assignment and start finding a signal in the noise.
Hiring teams that use CodeSubmit are more productive and better organized. They communicate better internally and with their candidates, so they require fewer check-ins. Their technical hiring process is far more efficient than ever before. And their candidate experience metrics are through the roof, leaving a lasting positive impression for all candidates, whether they’re hired or not.
Give CodeSubmit a try and see why our customers <3 us.
The Talent Exchange is providing hope for people in need of jobs by quickly matching them with companies hiring, using AI. A number of big-name corporations are involved, including Pizza Hut, Starbucks, United Airlines, Hertz, Walgreens, Mondelez, Walmart, Macy’s, and Lowe’s. McKinsey is also a key supporter. The goal is to take what was of course a terrible situation for so many and give them the hope of a great opportunity they perhaps hadn’t even thought of. Companies reducing their workforces load up to the system a list of information on their furloughed or laid-off employees. Organizations that are hiring get a ranked list of candidates, available to work now. AI recommends candidates based on how well they fit in a role, with transparency as to why an individual is recommended. Managers can make offers quickly. Companies doing the furloughing can use a dashboard to keep track of where their employees ended up, and potentially reconnect with them in a couple of months to bring them back.
That's it for our first ever Fresh Tech Fridays! We hope there are some new interesting vendors on your radar, along with features and functionality you didn't know existed at this point. Have a great weekend, and if you know a company that should be featured next month, send us a note!
Phil is the founder of SelectSoftware Reviews, a website dedicated to helping HR and Recruiting teams find and buy the right software through in-depth, expert advice. He has bought over $1 million worth of HR and Recruiting tools. Additionally, as of 2023, nearly 3 million HR professionals have relied on his advice to determine which business software they should buy.
Phil studied finance at New York University and started his career working in venture capital before getting his MBA from Harvard Business School. His in-depth understanding of the Saas landscape, especially HR Tech, stems from nearly a decade of researching and working with these tools as a computer programmer, user, and entrepreneur.
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