TEAM DAY OUT


It’s been a fantastic year for WorkDigital and a rewarding month especially and quite literally; first we won the award for top innovator in social data, and second FreshUp made it in the iTalent Competition amongst four other HR and recruiting technologies.

Call for celebration! And because competitions are our favourite thing (and winning them comes naturally) we thought go karting would be the right activity to switch off for one day. We started off at London Bridge, enjoyed a lovely breakfast at a French bakery in Borough, strolled around and tasted different cheeses in Borough Market, and slowly made our way to the go karting venue. The rest was history…

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The final scores were tight as Marcin came in 1st place, followed by Rosario in 2nd and Bill in 3rd place. Overall an afternoon of speed, adrenaline, noise, burnt rubber and serious bumping, capped with an injured phone, a disqualified Jon whose timing would have otherwise earned him a second place, great fun and the promise that we will come back soon.


$ 1 TRILLION INVESTED IN CRM PROJECTS, ONLY HALF MET EXPECTATIONS

Organisations have spent $ billions on social CRM platforms, and only half delivered a positive result, according to a Badgeville report.

We dug into this and surveyed an estimated 900 marketers and CRM specialists to find out how they engage with their customer data storage. We are excited to present our findings and how the stats interact with the wider picture.

Data Enrichment Infographic


THE UK’S LARGEST JOB SEARCH ENGINE IS NOW ALSO THE FRESHEST

In response to changes in Google’s relevancy algorithms and new customer research, workhound.co.uk has introduced real-time search results to its index of jobs.

Following the trend for more speed in search, like Google Instant, the product makes use of jobs sourced from semantic engines that evaluate more than 120 million sources daily to identify new job openings.

A big complaint of job seekers is that they’re finding jobs that have already been filled. “Many job boards and aggregators tend to hold many old and expired jobs to attract more traffic from search engines,” says company CEO, Howard Lee. “These, obviously, are not useful for job seekers.” Read more..


THESOCIALCV TEAMED UP WITH THE BOOLEAN STRINGS NETWORK TO HOST A GLOBAL SOURCING CHALLENGE

400 boolean experts from more than 50 countries participated

A real challenge for us at thesocialCV.com is that, unlike our other products, this one sits behind a paid wall. Although this makes cents for us, it makes it harder to get sufficient info from the user logs to get actionable data that we can use to improve the product.

We can take best practices from our other products and our own intuition, but nothing works as well as A/B tests and tens of thousands of sessions.

And then, Irina Shamaeva, had a great idea. Why not partner with the Boolean Strings Network in a global sourcing challenge? And so, we let over 400 of the world’s best sourcers beat the heck out of the product for a week. From FTSE 100 company’s to small recruitment consultancies, boolean experts tried their hand at clever challenges crafted by Irina. Read more..


NEW CHANGES TO TALENTRANK

It’s taken us a long time and many iterations to develop the right algorithms for sorting candidates. As a company that is mapping the global human capital pool of billions of individuals, we’re constantly adding more signals to our TalentRank algorithm. Nuance is everything when trying to winnow 100 million candidates down to the right 20.

One of the conclusions based on user testing is that we should offer several solutions and let the recruiter decide which approach delivers the best candidates for them. This is why we will allow recruiters to sort candidates to use our aggregated algorithms that look at dozens dimensions, but also allow them to sort specifically on the dimensions that are of most import to them. Read more..