RealTime Talent Closes FY 2016 with an Announcement of Funding for an Online Labor Exchange
Happy anniversary to RealTime Talent! One year ago, we embarked on a journey to bring partners across the state of Minnesota to build the world’s best workforce right here at home. We started by building our team and providing hundreds of practitioners across the state with access to a robust real-time labor market tool called TalentNeuron Recruit (formerly Wanted Analytics). We trained over 900 people in this tool and presented to over 1,500 on applications of new data sources in labor market research, planning, and development.
RealTime Talent is excited to announce that we are no longer a “one tool wonder.” While we continue to work to expand the use and accessibility of real-time data by providing licenses, technical assistance and research using TalentNeuron Recruit, we feel very fortunate to be receiving legislative funds to pilot a new online labor exchange. The goal of this pilot is to explore new technologies that bring efficiency into the job seeking and hiring processes while also impacting disparities. Strategies include removing common sources of bias in the hiring process, increasing candidate access to information about the skills and certifications desired by employers, and providing employers with a tool that truly matches the most qualified candidates with their job openings. Look for a summary of our evaluation of current tools and technology coming in mid to late August.
RealTime Talent is looking for partners in this innovative work to better match candidates with the best opportunities. Our goal is to pilot regionally and / or with industry specific context, as well as with colleges and universities. Contact Jess Niebuhr to learn more.
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