LONDON, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
As UK companies and hiring mangers remain on the hunt for qualified tech professionals, The IT Job Board's big data sourcing service, Open Web, continues to serve as a top-of-mind resource. Amongst the latest organisations to adopt The IT Job Board's Open Web service are Cisco, Michael Page, Northrop Grumman, Acision and Firefly Learning.
Open Web, a technology owned by The IT Job Board's parent company Dice Holdings, Inc., extracts valuable, publicly-available information from 130 different professional and social networking sites to create an all-in-one candidate profile. Open Web profiles include a range of criteria, such as skills and hobbies, which allow companies and hiring managers to tailor their approach to each individual candidate, making initial introductions faster and deeper.
Yasemin Brett, the Global Resourcing Manager at Acision, a mobile communications network infrastructure company based in Reading said:
"The type of person we are looking for is exceptionally specialised and not the type who, in the current climate, would feel the need to go job hunting. They know they are 'hot'. What Open Web is doing for Acision is helping us identify potential team members with the right profiles to join our growing business and then allowing us reach out to them in the most appropriate way."
By aggregating all of the contact information for a potential candidate into one profile, Open Web also eliminates the need for companies and hiring managers to perform multiple web searches to obtain the most comprehensive information about the candidate, thereby making the recruiting process more efficient and productive for the recruiter.
Thom Staight, the Regional Director of Michael Page Digital in London added:
"Using Open Web has enabled us to access candidates we otherwise wouldn't have found. Within the first week, we put forward a number of candidates for an interview, resulting in the placement of a Front End Developer. We see Open Web as an integral part of Digital Technology recruitment here at Michael Page."
Another key feature of Open Web that companies are finding to be particularly valuable is the inclusion of completed online projects in candidate profiles. Through Open Web, companies and hiring managers can learn more about a candidate's skill set by viewing their recent activity and history on project-based sites, like GitHub and Meetup.
Jamie Bowler, Marketing Director for The IT Job Board commented:
"Our research has shown that one of the greatest frustrations tech professionals currently have with the recruitment industry is frequent contact from recruiters who failed to do any preparation on their skill set or professional experience before contacting them. Poorly-targeted approaches reflect badly on both the recruiter and the organisation the recruiter is representing. Open Web allows companies and recruiters to stand out from the everyday clutter and deliver a personalised and thereby more effective 'pitch' to potential candidates."
For further information on Open Web, go to http://www.theitjobboard.co.uk/recruiters/Open-Web/en.
About The IT Job Board
The IT Job Board®, a Dice Holdings Inc. service, is a leading tech career site for the UK, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands, as well as a media service that targets IT decision makers and professionals globally. For further information, please go to http://www.theitjobboard.co.uk
SOURCE The IT Job Board