It’s no secret that tech recruiting can be a challenging landscape. In fact, according to the Information and Communications Council, it’s estimated that Canada will face a shortage of nearly 220,000 tech workers by 2020. As tech talent remains a critical segment for organizations, hiring for these roles is likely to continue to grow as employers of all sizes and industries now find themselves tasked with building out their tech organizations.
This abundance of positions doesn’t just create challenges for employers but also brings challenges for job seekers. Job postings can be hard to navigate or make quirky perks the center of attention, while the traditional job search process often lacks transparency – leaving skilled professionals struggling to identify the opportunities that are right for them.
So how can tech job seekers and employers be better matched? The answer is Seen by Indeed, a tech hiring platform that takes a more holistic view of tech talent, currently available in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto and Ottawa.
Making the perfect match
Seen builds upon the technology of its predecessor, Indeed Prime, but takes a new approach to today’s tech-hiring issues. Whereas Prime originally focused on only the most qualified tech talent in a limited range of roles, Seen understands that companies of all sizes and across industries need to hire tech talent who have a diverse set of skills and experiences. Seen takes a broader view of talent and talent needs, matching companies to all levels of candidates, regardless of career stage: from those just starting out to seasoned professionals.
Seen helps employers easily connect with talent for some of the hardest-to-fill tech roles – Indeed data shows that 36% of hard-to-fill jobs on Indeed (open for 60-plus days) fall within the tech industry. Seen has a large variety of tech workers to fill these roles, from IT and operations to UX and UI.
In addition to serving a broader range of job titles, Seen has many other benefits for those looking for their perfect match. We’re taking a truly holistic view of “talent” by giving employers access to a more complete picture of job applicants so they are able to connect based on more than work experience alone. We help our job candidates put their best foot forward not only when applying and interviewing for new roles but also throughout their careers by providing them with access to free, personalized career guidance that offers everything from webinars and work style assessments to one-on-one career-coaching sessions. Personalized resume reviews are offered to all tech candidates, providing videos unique to each individual with tips on how to boost their resumes.
More than 90,000 tech job seekers have profiles on Seen
More than 90,000 tech job seekers in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Ireland have profiles on the platform where they highlight not just their resumes but also their skills, interests and career aspirations along with other specifications on the salary, location and culture they want in a new role.
This information drives the improved matching algorithm of Seen, which more quickly matches tech talent with the right opportunities – helping employers easily uncover candidates who closely match their hiring needs, including those from nontraditional backgrounds who have relevant, adjacent abilities and enabling them to spend more time where it counts: hiring.
Seen’s unique automation features, like FastMatch, help reduce the time from when a job is posted to a candidate screen. FastMatch also consistently promotes roles to relevant candidates and instantly adds interested candidates directly to an employer’s pipeline. Of all candidate screens, 50% are sourced automatically by Seen since job seekers have already shared their availability, helping employers. Seen’s calendar integrations for candidates and employers make it easy to schedule screens with one click and remove back-and-forth emails.
See and be seen by those who matter
In today’s tight job market, connecting to a candidate who matches your role and the company culture can seem daunting, especially in a competitive market where time is of the essence. That’s why we updated our approach: to quickly and efficiently help both employers and job seekers find what they’re looking for. With Seen by Indeed, you just might meet your perfect match.