Dice enhanced its candidate profile feature with an eye toward helping candidates market themselves by highlighting their skills and experience and increasing their visibility to recruiters and employers. Combined with the job board’s recently released Recruiter Profiles and Instant Messaging tools, the revamped profiles create a career marketplace that facilitates connections between tech candidates and employers, the company said.
As it has with other recent product announcements, Dice emphasized its ability to connect candidates and tech employers through its new capabilities. “Dice’s career marketplace is designed to help employers and recruiters build credibility and trust with top tech talent in order to make their next great hire,” said Christian Dwyer, chief product officer of Dice parent company DHI Group.
When it launched Instant Messaging, Dice said it wanted to facilitate communications between candidates and employers from within the job board’s platform. Its anonymous email feature allowed users to keep their identity private until they were ready to reveal their identity, and its Recruiter Profiles enabled employers and recruiters to create profiles and link them to posted jobs.
Now add the new Candidate Profile to the mix, which encourages tech professionals to keep their profiles updated their with new skills, experiences and preferred jobs.
Dice CEO Art Zeile said the company has “created a platform that allows for end-to-end engagement between recruiters and technologists, ultimately speeding up the vetting process, reducing time-to-hire and establishing trust while building a talent pipeline for current and future roles.”
The platform attempts to eliminate common frustrations on both sides of the hiring relationship by driving quality over quantity in terms of matches, getting the right roles in front of the right candidates and opening lines of communication between professionals and employers, the company said.
In March, Dice partnered with recruiting technology provider Humantelligence to offer candidates access to self-assessment tools that look at a user’s motivators, behaviors and ideal work styles.
Mark Feffer is executive editor of RecruitingDaily and the HCM Technology Report. He’s written for TechTarget, HR Magazine, SHRM, Dice Insights, TLNT.com and TalentCulture, as well as Dow Jones, Bloomberg and Staffing Industry Analysts. He likes schnauzers, sailing and Kentucky-distilled beverages.
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