Billions of dollars poured into the high-end recruiting sector in 2021, the result of pent-up demand for executives and their key reports. Hunt Scanlon Media said 48 of the 50 largest U.S. recruiting firms saw double-digit growth last year. True Search, ranked No. 6, was the fastest- growing search firm among the 30 largest providers, reporting a 132% increase in U.S. fees, to $265 million. The 50 largest firms produced record revenues of $5.9 billion, a 52% increase.
hireEZ launched two new services, EZ Rediscovery and EZ Insights. EZ Rediscovery helps employers update information in their ATS such as an individual’s work history, skills, email addresses and phone numbers. EZ Insights helps talent acquisition leaders develop strategic workforce plans by tapping into industry and competitor-specific benchmarking data. CEO Steven Jiang said the introductions “represent key milestones” on the company’s product roadmap.
SHL launched On-Demand Analytics, which provides real-time insights into a candidate’s journey. The tool provides details on program performance to hiring managers in an effort to get “the right” candidates through the hiring process. It also helps companies leverage talent data to improve their decision-making processes.
Dice introduced Time Zone Search, a new feature within its TalentSearch sourcing platform that allows recruiters to search for technology professionals within a designated time zone. The company said it’s responding to an increasing need for recruiters to consider time zone and collaboration issues in their searches. Time Zone Search helps users identify candidates who would be available to work during an organization’s core business hours.
LiveHire’s Total Talent Acquisition technology platform became available on the SAP Store. The platform integrates with SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting to equip recruitment and HR teams with candidate sourcing, customized employer branding, native two-way text messaging, talent pooling and live talent search.
ishield.ai announced an enhanced integration with Lever, designed to help users create more inclusive job postings in the LeverTRM platform. ishield.ai surfaces “learning moments” that occur during the creation and publishing of job posts, helping users to eliminate bias and use inclusive language.
Job-search platform Joblist launched a new product aimed at helping employers find and recruit better candidates. The self-service solution allows companies to promote openings to Joblist’s audience of job seekers with no long-term commitment required. Once an opening is posted, Joblist uses matching technology to advertise the position to active candidates through its website as well as its partner channels.
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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