ReSI Selection Committee Newsletter – Final Edition With All the Results & More!

Peter Weddle

Hollywood May Have the Oscars, but Vegas Had the ReSIs

The 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.  And many, many thanks to all of you for helping to make it happen!

The 2015 ReSI Winners 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.  If you’d like to serve again on the Selection Committee, we’d love to have you!  Just send a quick email confirming your interest to 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:

•    Collaboration: TAtech will promote dialogue and understanding among TA technology companies and the TA acquisition practitioners who use their products and services.  On September 19-21, 2016, it will launch the TATECH Expo, an annual conference that will focus exclusively on technology-based talent acquisition innovations and best practices.  To be held in Las Vegas, this one-of-a-kind event will help employers maximize their return on investment in TA technology and recruiters optimize their performance with its products and services.  In addition, the 2016 Recruiting Service Innovation Award (ReSI) Winners selected by their peers will be announced at an evening gala during the Expo.

•    Interoperability: With the growing number of different vendors, products and services producing ever more complexity and interdependence in the industry, TAtech will also work to optimize performance and promote customer return on investment by leveraging its conferences and other forums to facilitate full and continuous coordination among all industry participants.

•    Standardization: The proliferation of non-standardized terms and definitions in the talent acquisition field is causing customer confusion and even performance shortfalls, so TAtech will also now empanel Member Working Groups to tap the expertise of industry thought leaders and develop generally accepted technical terms of art which it will then promulgate 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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