Imagine.  A powerful
magic box. 

Inside this magic box is information – and this information
has the ability to influence your knowledge of job market trends by presenting
the most current and in demand jobs, skills, and certifications, in any area of
the state of Minnesota.  Remember, the
box is magical – so feel free to mold the information as you see fit – like a
child molds a ball of play-dough.  Why
not use the box to find the employers who have the most demand for entry-level
IT positions that do not require a Bachelor’s degree in Hennepin County.  Now, shake the box, and see the same results
state-wide, or find positions that require an Associate’s Degree.  Shake it all up again.  How about Marketing Internships in the St.
Cloud Metropolitan Statistical Area.  Now
say, “Magic box, send these internship positions and all new internship
positions posted going forward, straight to my email inbox.”

RealTime Talent doesn’t have a magic box.  What we do have is Gartner’s TalentNeuron Recruit – an online job post database that pulls from over 60,000 job posting boards world-wide every single day, aggregating real-time labor market information in a user-friendly interface.  Through annual negotiations with Gartner, we are able to make this tool more accessible to our many partners invested in the workforce and education ecosystem, including nine non-profit career services organizations.  Avivo, Emerge, Goodwill Easter Seals, HIRED, Hope United CDC, Interfaith Outreach, Jewish Family and Children’s Service, Lifetrack, and Project for Pride in Living are all using TalentNeuron Recruit. 

Christy Simpson, a project manager at HIRED who focuses on
business development, uses TalentNeuron to engage with employers.  “Employers are reaching out to organizations
like HIRED, actively seeking talent to fill the many positions they have open,”
says Simpson.  “TalentNeuron is a great
resource to provide insight for employers about their posting practices that
they may not even know about” she adds. Christy’s colleague, Sarah Morgan, works
with job counselors and the job-seekers they guide.  “This database helps us to educate the
job-seekers on critical hard and soft skills in demand.  We can use the information from TalentNeuron
to help job-seekers not only express their skills in interviews, but also know
which skills or certifications would be beneficial to attain,” says Morgan. 

Erik Aamoth, VP of Career Education and Employment Services at Avivo recently shared a story with the RealTime Talent team.  “With the help of the tool, an Avivo program participant was able to plan a career transition as a teacher to a marriage and family therapist,” he stated.   “TalentNeuron provided industry trends, salary expectations, education requirements, and an outlook for this particular career advancement. The participant made the decision to transition careers and was connected to the right education and employment support with the help of Avivo’s employment counselor and TalentNeuron.” 

RealTime Talent not only provides access to TalentNeuron, but also on-site training and consultation on use of real-time data with job-seekers and employers.  Along with the nine non-profit organizations mentioned earlier, TalentNeuron is used by the DEED CareerForce centers and other DEED supported career services organizations, the Minnesota State College and University system, the University of Minnesota, a consortium of Minnesota’s private colleges, and the Minnesota Career Colleges Association.  If your organization is interested in learning about TalentNeuron, real-time data, or RealTime Talent, reach out to Phil Arellano