SAN FRANCISCO and CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TalentBin, the talent search engine that turbo-charges talent discovery across the web, today announced full integration with SilkRoad Technology, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based social talent management solutions. Users of SilkRoad's OpenHire Applicant Tracking Software can now seamlessly leverage TalentBin's expansive talent search engine to search across social media communities, tag relevant profiles, and import new candidates into their OpenHire interface. The integration enhances SilkRoad's social recruiting capabilities, allowing hiring managers and recruiters to be even more proactive in engaging with the right candidates for the right jobs.
More than 100 leading companies, including Intuit, Groupon, Dolby, and Yahoo!, rely on TalentBin's Talent Search Engine for their social media recruiting needs. TalentBin crawls social media and industry-specific web communities to identify potential job candidates, zeroing in on pertinent career information (skills, expertise, etc.) and merging them into a single unified web resume. Organizations can now jointly use TalentBin with SilkRoad's OpenHire to proactively search, identify, and engage with the best talent the web has to offer, slashing time-to-hire and boosting quality-of-hire like never before.
"The mission of SilkRoad is to not just give our clients the most powerful and versatile end-to-end talent management solution available, but to turn their talent programs into a decisive business advantage. This is incredibly important in today's market environment, as organizations battle to attract and retain highly valuable human capital," said Flip Filipowski, CEO of SilkRoad Technology. "Adding breakthrough technologies like TalentBin to our proven human capital management (HCM) suite helps us deliver on our promise. By incorporating a powerful social recruiting capability to the pre-hire process, OpenHire users gain access to greater, more relevant candidates, within the familiar interface to which they're already accustomed, improving the speed and efficiency of talent management overall."
As part of the talent discovery process, TalentBin aggregates a candidate's "implicit" professional activity: the skills and interests they reveal across social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Meetup, Quora, and more that might not make it to their resumes. Coupled with other industry-specific social communities like Github, Sourceforge, and Bitbucket for software engineering, for example, this bolsters passive professional profiles with information that's vital to helping recruiters determine ideal job fit. The result is a more accurate, 360-degree view of a candidate that covers everything from professional skills to personal interests. TalentBin then takes it one step further, compiling all contact information such as email addresses, Twitter handles, and more to help facilitate direct candidate engagement.
"SilkRoad's full suite of solutions does a tremendous job of managing the employee experience from recruiting to onboarding and beyond. With our laser focus on candidate discovery, we can extend this process even further on the front-end, helping recruiters find the best talent the web has to offer," said Pete Kazanjy, Co-Founder of TalentBin. "SilkRoad's OpenHire users can take advantage of this sourcing power to seamlessly push those prospective candidates into their hiring funnel - accessing more efficient, proactive recruiting across the largest candidate pool imaginable."
TalentBin offers an API for seamless integrations with a wide range of software partners. The TalentBin solution already has over 200 million candidate profiles cultivated from over 30 professional social media communities, and growing. To make TalentBin a part of your talent sourcing and acquisition strategy, visit www.talentbin.com.
About SilkRoad Technology, Inc.
SilkRoad is a leading global provider of cloud-based social talent management software. Their passion for creating the finest employee experience drives everything they do. The award-winning SilkRoad Life Suite is an integrated set of employer-branded TM/HCM solutions that power businesses with the latest Web 2.0 and social media innovations: OpenHire for recruiting, RedCarpet for onboarding and life events, WingSpan for performance management, GreenLight for learning management, Point and Eprise for Social Collaboration and Content, and HeartBeat for trusted HRMS. The Life Suite is ideally suited for businesses of every size because of its unique and open "start anywhere" architecture – implement the complete suite or begin with one solution and add functionality as you need it. Either way, it's the fastest path to develop more productive and empowered employees who can rapidly boost business performance. Visit silkroad.com, follow them on Twitter @SilkRoadTweets or call 866-329-3363 (U.S. toll free) or +1-336-201-5100.
Based in San Francisco, TalentBin is focused on turbo-charging talent acquisition for recruiters and hiring managers with its talent search engine, turning the web into a virtually endless talent sourcing database. By crawling targeted professional networking sites to cull together composite web resumes - adding vital skills and expertise to traditionally sparse profiles – it helps make fast and definitive job matches. TalentBin has aggregated over 200,000,000 professional profiles to date, and provides user access from anywhere as a web application, as a browser plug-in for Google Chrome, or within existing Recruiting CRM, ATS, or HRIS system through an API. With staff hailing from VMWare, eBay, and LinkedIn, TalentBin is funded by First Round Capital, Charles River Ventures, and Ron Conway's SV Angel. For more, visit www.talentbin.com.