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Talent Search for the Social Age

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Are you having difficulty acquiring skilled talent? What if you could find the best job candidate simply by analyzing a prospect's social profiles? Now you can, thanks to the talent search tool, TalentBin, released in June.

Bringing together social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest, TalentBin finds the most qualified candidates for any position. According to co-founder and CEO Pete Kazanjy, the TalentBin team already has accumulated some of the most prestigious clients in the tech world, including Groupon, eBay, Twitter, Facebook, Intuit, Dolby, Box, Yahoo!, Modcloth, and more than 50 other growing companies.

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Perhaps TalentBin's most impressive feature is what also sets it apart from its competition. TalentBin possesses the ability to find specific candidates for companies that have precise requirements. By scouring diverse social media profiles, TalentBin creates a "360-degree profile of a candidate, with details on everything from professional skills to personal interests, all essential information to determining ideal job fit," says Kazanjy. "TalentBin then compiles all contact information such as email addresses, Twitter handle, and more for easy outreach."

TalentBin is an ideal tool for the training and development community. With its available platforms as either a search engine or a plug-in to an already existing recruiting tool, TalentBin can ease the struggle to uncover skilled job candidates. "Just as tools like talent assessments go beyond the page to analyze and measure potential, TalentBin goes beyond the page to find the best possible talent with the exact skill set needed for the job at hand," Kazanjy adds.

Learn more about this cool tool at www.talentbin.com.

About the Author
The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.
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