ReSI Nominee Newsletter – Final Edition for 2015 & First Editon for 2016

Peter Weddle

Hollywood May Have the Oscars, but Vegas Had the ReSIs

The Nominees and guests came from Hong Kong and Hungary, Singapore and the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada and the U.S.  They wore tuxes and gowns and business attire.  And to a person, they celebrated their participation in the 2015 ReSI competition.

Last month’s ReSIs Awards Gala was a fitting culmination to the year-long awards program.  The Oscars-themed event even stopped foot traffic on the famed Strip in Las Vegas.  To see a video of the festivities, please click here.  

The awards ceremony acknowledged every Nominee in every category and then announced the ReSI Winners for 2016.  They were:

Most Innovative Big Data Solution
Dice’s Open Web

Most Innovative Social Media Solution
TalentBin by Monster

Most Innovative Mobile Solution
Digi-Me Job Videos

Most Innovative Cloud Based Solution
ClearFit’s Predictive Job Matching Solution

Most Innovative Recruitment Advertising Solution
HigherEdJobs Customized Employment Site

Most Innovative Enterprise Solution
Recruitics

Most Innovative SMB Solution
Monster Social Job Ads

Innovator of the Year / Talent Acquisition Partner / Start-up & Small Organization
ResumeRabbit

Innovator of the Year / Talent Acquisition Partner / Mid-to-Large Organization
RealMatch

Innovator of the Year / Talent Acquisition Provider / General Purpose Site
ZipRecruiter.com

Innovator of the Year / Talent Acquisition Provider / Niche Site
Dice.com

Innovator of the Year: Business / Thought Leader (tie)
Mark Chang, former CEO JobStreet.com
Ted Daywalt, CEO VetJobs.com

The 2016 ReSIs will kick off shortly and lead up to an Awards Gala during the TAtech Expo in Las Vegas on September 20, 2016.  Whether you came home with a ReSI or not this year, please join the competition for next year’s awards – you now have a competitive advantage.  You’ve been through the process and have a sense of what the Selection Committee of TA executives and recruiters liked best.  To request a 2016 Nomination Form, please email Peter Weddle at ceo@tatech.org.

But, wait a minute.  What happened to the IAEWS?  And what’s TAtech?  You’ll find the answers below.

IAEWS Transforms Itself into TAtech: the Association for Talent Acquisition Solutions

The International Association of Employment Web Sites (IAEWS) moved forward to the future at its Fall Congress on October 16-17, 2015 by announcing it has transformed itself into TAtech: The Association for Talent Acquisition Solutions.  It will now serve all organizations that advance talent acquisition through technology-based products and innovative services

Why the change?  Because the industry the association represents has changed.  Talent acquisition products and services have now become much more diverse and interdependent.  While job boards, association career centers, digital classifieds and aggregators continue to play a central role in recruitment success, employers today are looking for integrated, multifaceted solutions that include applicant tracking systems, mobile apps, recruitment advertising agencies, cloud based products, ad buying exchanges, social media sites, talent networks, interviewing services, candidate screening and assessment services and more.

TAtech acknowledges this more complex environment and has the range of membership necessary to overcome its challenges and capture its opportunities.  To that end, TAtech will continue to focus on providing its members with unparalleled access to education, networking, partnership and alliances and research.  In addition, it will now take on three new foci:

•    Advocacy: While the IAEWS Spring Congress (to be renamed the TAtech Industry Congress), will remain an industry-focused event, TAtech will now advocate for the industry among employers and recruiters by transforming its Fall Congress into the TAtech Expo, a customer-focused conference that will both promote technology-based talent acquisition innovations and best practices and feature the industry’s vendors and their products and services.  In addition, the Association will launch TAtech EU next year to begin an annual conference series in the European Market.

•    Interoperability: With the growing number of different vendors, products and services producing ever more complexity and interdependence in the industry, TAtech will now work to optimize performance and promote customer return on investment by leveraging its conferences and other forums to facilitate open and continuous dialogue, understanding and coordination among all industry participants.  For example, our Leadership Summit on Programmatic Ad Buying this past May attracted over 100 executives from both corporate employers and talent acquisition solutions companies and explored the key issues and opportunities related to this emerging capability in our industry.

•    Standardization: The proliferation of non-standardized terms and definitions in the industry is causing customer confusion and even performance shortfalls, so TAtech will also now empanel Member Working Groups to tap the expertise of practitioners in our field to develop generally accepted technical terms of art for the industry and then promulgate those terms to both customers and industry participants.

Over the next several months, TAtech will launch a new website and reshape it programs and activities for its expanded membership.  Though those Members form a diverse community, they are all linked by the two terms in the association’s new name.  They leverage state-of-the-art technology to promote talent acquisition that benefits both employers and recruiters and working men and women around the world.  It is a commitment they share and work at each and every day.

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