The Dawn of Communities: Why Social Hubs are the New Competitive Edge

Seven years ago, when I was at CVPartners, I taught a class about a little-known social network called LinkedIn. I thought that my co-workers should understand how to use this tool; some of them thought I was crazy.

“LinkedIn is never going to work.”

“Metcalf, no one is going to use this.”


Is Your Recruitment Software Making You Less Competitive?

Until recently, recruitment software was the enemy of top recruiters. They all worked around databases because there was little point in using them. Why waste time manually entering candidates and data when you can’t ever find it later? For many recruiters, software is still just a barrier to making placements – but it doesn’t need to be this way.

So is your software slowing you down? Is it eating up time you could spend connecting with candidates and clients?

I would say there are seven sure signs your software is making you less competitive:


How Your Social Media Footprint Can Get You Hired

If your Facebook timeline is full of half-naked photos, lewd memes and drunken selfies, you’re not going to get hired. However, if your timeline honestly represents yourself with insightful comments and photos from cool hobbies, recruiters might move you to the top of the list.


Q&A: Talent Rover’s COO Talks Recruiting in the Digital Age

For anyone in the recruiting industry, technology has really changed the way in which you conduct your search for talent, especially in the last few years. We caught up with Brandon Metcalf, COO and co-founder of Talent Rover, a staffing and recruitment software company, to share his thoughts on where the recruiting industry is headed.


Why the Consumerization of Software Will Improve Recruiting

The B2B technology world is excited about a new(ish) idea, and this time it’s not cloud, mobile or social. This time it’s the consumerization of software, but it still has a lot to do with that tech trifecta. The companies that really understand consumerization are going to produce business software that people enjoy using, and they will knock out competitors who fail to adapt. In recruiting technology, consumerization means firms will be able to make more placements in less time.


AIDS LifeCycle 2014 – Follow Our Journey

Talent Rover COO Brandon Metcalf and Customer Success Manager Jaime Montiel are taking part in AIDS/Lifecycle (ALC) this year. ALC is a 545 mile bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Brandon’s participation raises money for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Jaime has volunteered his time to lead the ALC media and communications team. 2,500 cyclists will brave the wind, the hills, the heat, the cold and sore butts from June 1st to June 7th.


Software Solutions for the Staffing and Recruiting Industry

Talent Rover is a software company that modernizes the staffing and recruitment industry. A combined thirty years of experience by founders Kent Gray and Brandon Metcalf created a perfect opportunity to build a solution from the ground up. The goal was simple: address the pain points long suffered by staffing and recruiting professionals and build an efficient, more flexible, highly adaptable, completely integrated solution. After being on more than a dozen systems in eleven years, it was time to build a compelling solution for the entire market.


Put Staffing Software in the Cloud, Keeping our Hearts in our Communities

These are a few of the many reasons that will be shared with me by my fellow cyclists in AIDS/Lifecycle (ALC) this year.  ALC is a 545 mile bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles.  My participation raises money for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. 2,500 cyclists will brave the wind, the hills, the heat, the cold and sore butts from June 1st to June 7th.


The 3 Most Important Recruitment Technologies—and How to Choose Them Wisely

We are delighted to welcome yet another expert into our RecTecWorld – Brandon Metcalf of Talent Rover, who has written a fascinating piece on choosing the right recruitment technologies for your needs. Check it out below!

In the world of staffing and recruitment, firms often choose technology with the hope of avoiding problems rather than creating value. We almost have to assume that software will be low on capabilities and needy for integrations.