The gag is simple: One magic wand, one magic wish. What would you do to change the Talent Acquisition landscape to make it better? We were at HR Tech 2022 asking industry leaders about their opinions on this crazy industry and how to improve it.
Head of Operations and Strategy at Joveo, Vikrant Rohatgi, talks with William Tincup about fixing the broken talent sourcing space. Organizations should be able to use data to source talent, and empower them to get the right candidates in the shortest amount of time. Reduce the cost per applicant but also the time per applicant.
This #HRTechConf 2022 series was hosted and brought to you by our friends and partners at Joveo!
Speaker 1 (00:01):
You’re listening to the Recruiting Daily Podcast. We are recording from HR Tech in Vegas, thanks to our friends and partners at Joveo. We are talking to some of the best minds in HR and business and digging into the most pressing issues in the workplace so you don’t have to. Here’s your host, William Tincup.
William Tincup (00:20):
Ladies and gentlemen, this is William Tincup and we are broadcasting live from Joveo’s booth at HR Tech. I’ve got Vikrant on today. Would you do us a favor and introduce yourself?
Vikrant Rohatgi (00:33):
Sure. Hi everyone. So I am Vikrant. I head operations and strategy at Joveo.
William Tincup (00:41):
Fantastic. And Joveo does…
Vikrant Rohatgi (00:43):
Joveo is into programmatic job marketing, talent sourcing, top of the [inaudible 00:00:48] in talent sourcing.
William Tincup (00:49):
Awesome. Okay, so here’s the bit. I’m handing you a magic wand.
Vikrant Rohatgi (00:54):
William Tincup (00:55):
If you could fix anything about talent sourcing, what would you fix?
Vikrant Rohatgi (01:00):
So there’s a lot that can be fixed around talent sourcing. And how talent is being sourced today, the space is broken.
William Tincup (01:09):
Vikrant Rohatgi (01:10):
So I think what I would want to, if I have to fix one thing, it would be how our clients are able to use data to source better talent, reducing the time, cost, and the friction that exists in the talent sourcing space.
William Tincup (01:28):
So tell me a little bit more about that. Let’s unpack the data part.
Vikrant Rohatgi (01:32):
So, I mean, there is a lot of data that exists, and in a lot of cases [inaudible 00:01:38] stakeholders, it exists, but it’s opaque. People don’t share that information so we are trying to bring in that transparency for customers, but also empowering them through Joveo to use that data to get to the right candidates in shortest span of time. And that kind of reduces their cost of application and cost of getting the right talent.
William Tincup (02:02):
What I love about it is, it’s the things that we learned in the consumer market or the advertising ad tech market. It’s putting the right message in front of the right person at the right time.
Vikrant Rohatgi (02:10):
William Tincup (02:11):
You got to do that with data.
Vikrant Rohatgi (02:12):
William Tincup (02:13):
Can’t do that through intuition or hope or any of that other stuff.
Vikrant Rohatgi (02:15):
I think our mission at Joveo is four, three, two, one, which is four clicks, three applies, two shortlists, and one hire.
William Tincup (02:26):
Oh, drops mic, walks off stage. Done. Thank you so much.
Vikrant Rohatgi (02:31):
Speaker 4 (02:33):
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William is the President & Editor-at-Large of RecruitingDaily. At the intersection of HR and technology, he’s a writer, speaker, advisor, consultant, investor, storyteller & teacher. He's been writing about HR and Recruiting related issues for longer than he cares to disclose. William serves on the Board of Advisors / Board of Directors for 20+ HR technology startups. William is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a BA in Art History. He also earned an MA in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.