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Startups Tackle Talent Sourcing Troubles At Mit/Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB)

VLAB, the Bay Area Chapter of MIT's Enterprise Forum will tackle issues that affect companies and job seekers alike. An interesting panel discussion will take place about the complex, growing issue of sourcing qualified job candidates.

 
 
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PRLog - Jun. 18, 2014 - STANFORD, Calif. -- VLAB, the Bay Area Chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum, will feature industry thought leaders in the talent acquisition technology market at 7:00 pm on June 19, 2014 during, Algorithm Alchemy: Turning Talent Search Into Gold. The audience will be able to learn first-hand about the challenges that companies face when sourcing talent, how hot, new startup companies are attempting to solve the problems, and see live demos from ten start-ups who are developing solutions. Craig Driscoll of Highland Capital Partners is moderating the panel, which features founders and top level executives from LinkedIn, Gild, Whitetruffle, and Venturocket/CrowdVitae.

Technology for sourcing candidates has created a flood of applicants for each job posted online. The volume of applicants is making it nearly impossible for companies to find qualified talent for open positions, in a time where there are record numbers of active job seekers. VLAB  is presenting a unique opportunity to learn about innovations and disruptions that are taking place that affect companies in Silicon Valley, Boston, NYC, and beyond.

Driscoll will open the panel with an overview of the industry, which will be followed by Alex Dévé’s overview of his company, Whitetruffle, the featured start-up on the panel.  “VLAB is very excited to bring together this panel of innovators for the final event of the 2013-2014 season,” said Jeanne Wiseman, Program Chair at MIT/Stanford Venture Lab. “The audience will not only be treated to what promises to be a very lively discussion, but will also have a chance to learn how startup companies are building their businesses, fine-tuning their business models, and getting funding.”

The Demo Showcase will feature ten companies with talent sourcing solutions that range from social referrals to skills verification.  Demonstrations will be available during the reception at 6pm outside of Stanford Graduate School of Business, Knight Management Center – Cemex Auditorium, Zambrano Hall, 641 Knight Way, Stanford, CA. The moderated panel will begin at 7pm.

About MIT/Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB)
VLAB is the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth and success of high-tech entrepreneurial ventures by connecting ideas, technology and people. VLAB provides a forum for San Francisco and Silicon Valley's leading entrepreneurs, industry experts, venture capitalists, private investors and technologists to exchange insights about how to effectively grow high-tech ventures amidst dynamic market risks and challenges.
VLAB sponsors include MIT, Stanford University, Orange, Panasonic, Orrick, Sidley Austin, and Morrison Foerster.

Media Contact: Siejen Yin-Stevenson & Chitrak Ojha  <marketing@vlab.org>

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Source:MIT/STANFORD VENTURE LAB
Location:Stanford - California - United States
Industry:Business, Human resources
Tags:talent sourcing, recruiting, VLAB, job seekers
Last Updated:Jun 18, 2014
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