- Indeed has rolled out a new recruiting platform called "Seen by Indeed," which the company said connects recruiters with candidates for the "hardest-to-fill tech roles." Indeed said that unlike its predecessor, Indeed Prime (which focused on recruiting the most qualified tech talent for a small number of roles), Seen hopes to match employers of all sizes and from more industries with applicants at various stages in their careers who possess a broader range of tech skills.
- Candidates who use Seen will get career guidance and resume reviews, Indeed said. And an automated "FastMatch" feature aims to help reduce time-to-hire by regularly promoting jobs to relevant applicants and adding interested job seekers directly to an employer's candidate pipeline, Indeed said.
- More than 90,000 tech job seekers in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Ireland have profiles on Seen, Indeed said. The platform allows them to showcase their resumes, interests, skills and career goals — along with their desired salary, culture and work location.
A July Indeed report found that even non-tech companies have tech jobs they need to fill, as tech skills are increasingly needed in marketing, sales and other arenas. But despite high demand for such talent, the tech skills gap remains. Eighty percent of respondents in a survey from Modis and General Assembly agreed that the tech skills gap persists, but 67% of them said they plan to increase their head counts this year anyway.
With Indeed Prime, the company began making career consultants available to job seekers in 2017. Only the top 5% of candidates received this support after they were carefully vetted, Indeed said when it launched the product. Spinning off this premium service into Seen, which casts a wider net for candidates, is indicative of the current labor market and the tech talent drought. Talent professionals who consider using the recruitment tool might first evaluate what credentials and experience they're willing to accept. Many talent pros have begun accepting work experience over a four-year degree as an indicator of a candidate's proficiency in certain tech skills.