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.


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.


5 Essentials of Recruiting Analytics

Data allows businesses to analyze past success and failure, guide current efforts and formulate future strategies. Analytics are important in every industry to effectively measure performance and make necessary adjustments. In recruiting, analytics help us make informed decisions about recruitment marketing spend. Analytics tools should be helpful and quickly provide important data; they should not be a source of frustration. Consider the following elements to ensure your analytics platform isn’t slowing you down.


Mobile Recruiting: A Win-Win for Job Seekers and Recruiters

Think about the last time someone asked you a specific question or asked you to give a precise definition. What’d you do? It’s safe to bet you pulled out your phone and Googled it.

Mobile means to be “capable of moving or being moved readily.” In today’s society, we’re usually referring to digital technology when we use the word mobile. We live in a mobile world where immediacy is the expectation. Job-hunting is no different.


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?


Are You Sure It Ain’t Broke?

Most people think that if a process can be completed – if you can ultimately place a candidate – then nothing is broken. I disagree. Something is broken when talent and time, your most precious resources, are unnecessarily wasted.

Let me give you an example. During the seven years I worked in the staffing industry, this is what it took to handle a single job order for some of the world’s largest companies:


2016 Resume Resolution Checklist

Whether or not you’re searching for a new job in the New Year, it’s a great time to update your resume. Keeping your resume updated regularly will save you a lot of time and frustration when the job-hunting time comes, so go ahead and work on it now. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a Resume Resolution Checklist:


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.” 


Healthcare Staffing: What if the World’s Most Complex Recruiting Process Were Modernized?

If you’ve ever wondered what the riskiest, most complicated and highly regulated niche in the recruitment industry is, I have the answer for you: healthcare staffing.

Although lives literally depend on their work, healthcare recruiters are invisible. We take it for granted that hospitals will be filled with qualified doctors and nurses who can treat us. Yet behind the scenes, seven days a week, healthcare recruiters are in a mad dash to staff hospitals – without the help of modern technology.


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: