06Feb

Sell a Purpose, Not Just a Product

In July 2016, Talent Rover signed a global deal to power The Adecco Group’s front-office recruitment software. We, a five-year-old company with 110 employees, suddenly became responsible for the largest staffing firm in the world with roughly 5,100 branch offices in 60 countries. The partnership is exciting and changed the dynamic, as well as the future, of my company.

09Dec

The Difference Between Hammers and Business Software

With business software, you’re not buying a tool – you’re buying a philosophy about how your business should run. The software has features and functions like a tool, but they reflect an opinion about the workflows, relationships, and data that lead to success.

The ‘tool mindset’ stifles business transformation because it assumes that software will cure problems without requiring a company to change. The ‘philosophical mindset’ of software embraces transformation. It makes software a blueprint for changing the company.

19Feb

What if Facebook Acted Like a Staffing Firm?

What if you had to call Facebook to open an account? The service representative would ask personal questions and then invite you to sign the final paperwork at your local Facebook office.

What if you had to email Google search terms to a Google representative who would enter them into search and email back results?

11Jan

Talent Rover Raises $2.2M to Accelerate Global Expansion

Talent Rover, the comprehensive software platform that modernizes the staffing and recruitment industry, announced that it has completed a $2.2 million financing round. Since launching in 2011, the company has raised over $12.5M from a small group of angel investors. To meet increasing domestic and international demand, Talent Rover will open a Chicago office and aggressively hire local talent in Asia-Pacific and Europe.  

07Dec

Talent Rover for Enterprise: A New Yardstick of Quality in Staffing and Recruitment Software

A few weeks back at an advance screening of Steve Jobs, I had 122 minutes to reflect on the man who disrupted not just one industry but all of human society. The movie brought to mind a well-known Steve Jobs-ism: “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” 

19Jun

Lisa Jones and Brandon Metcalf Discuss Talent Communities

As part of their Recruitment Leaders series, Barclay Jones interviewed Talent Rover Founder and COO, Brandon Metcalf to chat about his passion for smart recruitment processes in an industry dominated by tech and data.

Listen to the full interview here:

24Apr

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.”

11Feb

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:

07Jan

Talent Rover Expands Global Presence in Asia

Talent Rover, provider of cloud-based software built for managing the entire staffing and recruitment workflow, today announced the opening of an office in Hong Kong. The new sales and operations center will serve staffing and recruitment firms throughout Asia-Pacific. With offices in San Francisco, London, Dublin and Hong Kong, Talent Rover now offers a local presence in the world’s most competitive talent markets.

24Jul

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.