Indeed Launches New Product Designed to Discover Top Tech Talent

December 18, 20158:06 am298 views

Indeed, the world’s largest job site, has launched Indeed Prime, a specialty job site that provides employers with top talent based on coding skills, education and work experience. This product is specifically designed to address the growing need for technical talent in a variety of industries.

“It is increasingly competitive for companies to find the technical talent they need as companies ramp up their demand for these professionals,” said Terence Chiu, VP of Product at Indeed. “Employers that use Prime will find talent that they wouldn’t normally see through traditional university recruiting, staffing agencies and job postings.”

Indeed Prime hosts online coding competitions open to anyone authorized to work in the U.S. to help discover hidden talent. The top performers are highlighted to employers, showcasing candidates who have proven technical capability.

“Our data shows that some of our best performers at the coding competitions are not necessarily from top engineering schools,” said Chiu. “Prime shows employers a host of talented people that may have been overlooked in the past. Combine that with the largest network of job seekers and we have a constant pipeline of tech talent for employers.”

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“I was the only recruiter at my company tasked with hiring dozens of positions, including the competitive roles of developers and product managers,” said Katie Smith, HR Generalist at Sparefoot, a technology start-up based in Austin, who was part of the pilot. “Indeed Prime really simplified my job by bringing me the best candidates quickly, allowing me to make hires within a couple of weeks.”

Benefits to job seekers include:

  • Opportunity to break into a top technology company with strong performance at coding competition
  • Access to top technology opportunities at startups, technology and Fortune 500 companies
  • Talent coach providing support throughout hiring process
  • $5,000 signing bonus from Indeed
  • Access to the most jobs online through Indeed’s network

Benefits to employers include:

  • Curated list of top candidates
  • Diverse list of candidates including coding competition standouts, experienced engineers and recent graduates
  • An average candidate response rate of 80%
  • Access to the most job seekers through Indeed’s network

Indeed Prime is currently available in Austin, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle and New York City. Indeed Prime is only available to direct employers, providing job seekers access to employers without overwhelming them with third-party recruiters.

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