In his article, In 10 Years, Job Hunting will be Obsolete, Geoffrey James extrapolates from my quotes to raise serious concerns about privacy and transparency that should trouble us all. But he misses the point as it pertains to AI and big data in hiring—the type of data used, and whether it’s appropriate or not, isn’t inherent to the technology.
Free is an interesting concept. It can be complicated.
On one hand, who doesn’t like free? It’s human nature to love a good deal, and to not want to pay any more than we have to, for anything.
But free can also bring skepticism, or the perception of substandard quality—who among us doesn’t remember a parent or grandparent warning that “you get what you pay for”?
That old adage may still hold true for many goods and products. But software is a different animal, and with innovation comes a hurdle: getting people to try something new.
So letting them use it at no cost makes perfect sense. That’s why industry leaders like Slack, Splunk, Box, Optimizely, and Zenefits offer their high quality, high value products for free, up to a certain number of users, or set of features.
Like these companies, Restless Bandit has created an essential new tool to solve an old problem.
From our collective years of experience developing recruiting software, my Restless Bandit team knows that the struggle is real: most enterprise companies have no effective way to search their existing resume database. Time and time again, they open a new req for the same or similar job descriptions—duplicating previous work and spend—when they already have scores of great matches, who want to work for their company, in their resume database.
We’ve solved this problem with our Talent Rediscovery platform, and we know how much it helps recruiters. We want to get it into their hands—so they can see the value for themselves—right now!
There are, of course, tremendous costs that go into developing software. The time, expertise, intellectual property, and big data insights that go into creating a tool like our Talent Rediscovery platform are hard to even put a price on. Building the algorithms for an AI-based solution takes vast amounts of data, and even more time than many other types of software.
But every time a new customer gets started with Talent Rediscovery, they see the immediate value. How much time it saves. The high quality candidate matches it surfaces. The way it allows recruiting teams to spend their time doing the most stimulating and satisfying parts of their jobs, rather than the tedious tasks related to searching for new candidates.
As soon as our customers see that, two recruiter seats no longer cut it. They want it for every one of their recruiters and sourcers.
That’s why free makes sense for us.
So claim your two full-featured recruiter seats, on us, today. No limitations, no hidden upcharges. No catch. Just a good-faith opportunity to use the most powerful recruiting algorithms available, and see for yourself how essential Talent Rediscovery is for your team.
It’s almost here… HR Tech is in just a few days, and after all the the news and unveilings of the conference, the next question on everyone’s mind is: where’s the party?
(AT the show it's at the Restless Bandit booth #1416—join us at the bar, happy hour is from 2:00 on!)
If you work in HR, you know that there’s a vast, almost overwhelming array of technology options. It’s an exciting time, because there are so many powerful tools that help streamline tasks, manage data, and draw business-critical information and insights that we had no access to until recently.
In just a few weeks, the innovators, early adopters, and visionaries of HR Tech will be converging on the Windy City, after gathering in Sin City for the last couple of years. We all know that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas… but what about Chicago? This is uncharted territory.
As a talent acquisition professional, you probably hear terms like algorithm, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning all the time—but what do they mean, exactly?