I don’t often get over excited by new products promising the earth. There have been plenty of disappointments in this area in the past, but TheSocialCVcould be one of those products. Like all good products, it came out of an initial Google based project that didn’t get off the ground. By changing a few things around, the team behind Workhound and Twitjobsearch.
The concept is an easy one to understand, it’s a giant database of 33million candidates across 238 countries. The records are built by continuous data-collection from the web, with spiders that constantly identify people from either the social channels or data provided. Once they are found in one place, all their other social places are explored, matched and their feeds updated. Records are up to the minute and come from a multitude of social places.
The about page from the launch site describes the products what TheSocialCV aims to do:
” The social profile is becoming an important data-source for identifying passive candidates, vetting current candidates, and building talent pools. For the first time, powerful semantic filters and constant monitoring of status updates from more than 30 leading social media sites, make it possible to manage and track the world’s largest global talent pool … in real-time.”
I’ve seen it and it works!
Rather than post much more about the functionality, this is the video that explains how it works: (turn your speakers down if you don’t like cheesy music!)
Aside from just in time talent sourcing (see the Boolean Black belt @glencathey if you are unsure what that means.) there’s a few other ways of usingThe SocialCV for recruiting.
Company founder Bill Fischer explained that they are exploring all kinds of creative ways of using The SocialCV. Combined with a C.V/resume database keeps candidate records bang up to date, however far back the original application was made. I can think of quite a few Recruiting firms that would really benefit from this, as well as job boards or in any A.T.S. How much of a saving could you make if you could bring all your old records back to life by constantly updating the contact details, current activity and work history? The potential is phenomenal, and I will be watching this one closely. What are your thoughts? Is this the worlds largest global talent pool?
I think it is a winner.