Talent mapping is KEY nowadays. It is the process where a company analyzes its current and future talent needs and then maps candidate talent pools to meet those needs.
Many industries have a talent gap, especially high-tech. For example, there will be 1,4 million computer specialist vacancies in the U.S. by 2020. Projections show universities are unlikely to produce enough qualified graduates to fill these jobs. The talent competition is huge, meaning businesses have no room for mistakes. Your hires must be super-targeted. If a hired candidate turns out not to be fit or lacks essential skills, important projects will be slowed down. The company will also go and start searching for new candidates again.
This all leads to lost time and money.
Talent mapping helps avoid such situations by accurately assessing the company’s workforce needs. The goal is to build a pool of candidates with appropriate skill sets to improve the overall recruiting process.
It isn’t an easy task though, it requires time, knowledge and a bit of automation. These are some of our favourites tools when it comes to talent mapping.
You may have a database full of perfect candidates, but you still don’t know if they will fit a role.
The PredictiveIndex system can be used to proactively define new positions to improve the organization’s business strategy. It can help match open roles to the current applicant pool and recognize the behavioural and cognitive requirements of candidates for a new role.
The hiring manager can set behavioural and cognitive criteria for any position with this tool, submit pre-employment tests, and generate interview questions highlighting cognitive matches. Also, on-board selected candidates may use PI data according to their behavioural preferences.
One of the most laborious tasks for employees is to create a pool of candidates that meet specific requirements including seniority, experience, and education. For companies that prefer to nurture young talent, university information and grades are crucial.
SeekOut.io is a perfect tool for this task. It allows the user to map talent using aggregated information from 50 sources by ability, seniority, or educational level, it also has a remarkable AI-driven algorithm to help you find the talent you’re looking form. All of which translates into the candidate landscape description.
SeekOut.io can easily filter applicant pools by target age, qualifications, languages, location, etc. Such information is crucial for building a talent list that corresponds to the company’s real hiring needs. The solution also helps enrich the candidate’s profile with contact information, which improves overall hiring communications.
Candidate. ID is useful for advanced segmentation, building hiring workflows for different roles, and triggering real-time action-based activities. This helps focus efforts on engaged and ready-to-hire candidates, instead of cold candidates who are not really interested.
This solution also works with referrals by pushing them directly into a talent pipeline and assesses the effectiveness of referral programs and email campaigns.
Catenon’s unique mix of real-time recruiter intelligence, data-driven sourcing, virtual evaluations, and advanced dashboard allows everyone involved in the hiring process to see, assess, comment on all of the candidates considered for a talent mapping.
Unlike other solutions, Catenon isn’t a sole tech solution, it is backed up by a team of digital recruiters who actually tap the market for you. You deal with actual humans, who happen to be tech-savvies and market experts, and who will use the best recruitment technology to find the best candidates for you.
On top of that, Catenon’s solution provides detailed, up-to-date candidate profiles as well as video interviews to help you quickly find the right candidate for the job, based on their experience, specific skills, specific answers, academic background, and more.
These are some of the best tools we know for talent mapping, which tools do you know? Share them on the comments!