The social recruiting start-up wars heat up

Originally posted on Gigaom:

With Microsoft’s billion-dollar acquisition of Yammer, it’s clear that even the stodgiest corners of the business world are starting to come to terms with the idea that social has arrived and organizations need to find ways to leverage personal networks in innovative ways. And apparently what goes for internal communication goes for recruiting as well.

On Forbes recently Josh Bersin, president and CEO of HR consultancy Bersin & Associates, laid out the feverish start-up scene in the realm of social recruiting, ticking off an impressively long list of young companies hoping to leverage our social graphs “to make the ‘job matching game’ easier for job-seekers and recruiters.” Here’s a small fraction of the companies Bersin mentions:

Path.to and Bright:  These companies try to mine your social graph and “find jobs” for you. So far they’re just getting started so the matching isn’t very good yet, but the…

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