ST. LOUIS, April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly one third of college graduates leave their first job after less than a year, costing employers and students time, money, and aggravation. Undergraduates know about a small number of the opportunities available to them, while employers are able to reach only a narrow subset of students nationally. Kiosite, a technology-focused company whose mission is to better match the right individuals and opportunities to one another, has launched Talify to address these challenges.
Talify is a web-based platform that uniquely connects talented undergraduates to opportunities based on skill, interest, and personal strength. Going beyond traditional resume data, and backed by more than 50 years of research and more than 3 million completed assessments, students build a profile that highlights behavior and job-related potential. The platform then provides candidates with coaching around their strengths and opportunities for improvement, while providing employers with actionable feedback and guidance.
Talify changes the traditional recruiting paradigm by empowering hiring managers to search for candidates based on criteria specific to their needs. Leveraging big-data and related learning, Talify enables employers to target their opportunities to the right students. The platform dynamically ranks matching candidates, allowing employers to quickly identify their next top performer and reach out.
While initially available on a limited, pilot basis to students at Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, Duke, Vanderbilt and Washington University in St. Louis, Talify is now available to students at 200 campuses nationwide. Talify is free to students, while employers make an annual investment based upon their expected volume.
"Traditional outreach is scattershot. We place a job posting or visit a career fair and hope that of the hundreds of resumes we receive, we can identify the right one," said Jeff Winters, President, Sapper Consulting. "Talify rank-orders candidates based on what we are specifically looking for. It has made the process infinitely easier, faster, and more cost effective. We've identified and hired candidates, for example, from MIT, Carnegie Melon, and Washington University that we never would have known otherwise. We've broadened our reach and improved diversity."
Talify has an impressive number of employers who have partnered early in the development of the platform and reviewed candidates to-date. Some of the most exciting global companies have made use of Talify, including Oracle, Stryker, Schlumberger, and Simon Property Group, non-profits such as City Year and Kiva.org, and innovative startups including 10Gen, Birchbox, and Warby Parker.
"Finding a job shouldn't be one, and identifying top performing student hires should not require thousands of dollars and cross-country travel," said Michael Novack, Founder and CEO, Kiosite. "There is a better way. With Talify, we are intelligently bringing talent and opportunities together. By expanding the opportunities available to students, and the pool of undergraduates available to employers, we leave everyone better off. While already have the largest service of its type, we are proud of what we're doing and excited about the results we will deliver moving forward."
Kiosite helps to bring the right job-seekers and opportunities together. The company's HireTrue and Talify platforms enable clients to identify, screen, select and develop better, more productive personnel—faster and more economically. Rooted in more than 50 years of research and development or more than 25,000 companies, Kiosite is headquartered in St. Louis with research and development, and affiliate offices in Princeton, New York, and Tel Aviv.