Dice Talent Network(TM) Bridges Gap Between Hiring Companies and Tech Professionals

Online platform addresses need for specialized talent while leveraging the personalization of social recruiting

PR Newswire -- July 27, 2010

NEW YORK, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Breaking through the online barriers between hiring managers and technology professionals, Dice, the leading career site for technology and engineering professionals, launches the Dice Talent Network. This new service empowers technology professionals and HR recruiters to engage directly, creating valuable one-to-one connections that strengthen the relationship between the employer and prospect.

"Quick and easy access to high-quality, specialized talent remains the basic fabric of recruiting and networking is a critical part of developing talent and managing careers," said Tom Silver, Senior Vice President, North America at Dice. "By integrating social recruiting features into our established and robust career site, we are expanding communication capabilities to the technology community."

The Dice Talent Network has been designed to address some of hiring managers' most pervasive challenges such as access to skilled professionals and expediting the hiring process. For employers, the service enables companies to efficiently build a network of career-minded technology professionals with interest in their company. Employers can communicate directly via real-time chat or instant message as well as release network-wide announcements about new positions or opportunities within their organization. More importantly, via an enhanced profile, the employer can offer -- at their discretion -- a more personal and introspective look at the company and its culture to technology professionals.

"Today, seventy-five percent of HR managers and recruiters have at least one hard-to-fill technology position," added Mr. Silver. "By building and nurturing a talent pool within the Dice site, the Dice Talent Network offers companies a unique chance to identify talent with critical skill-sets early in the search process, while reinforcing their corporate brand."

For technology professionals, directly connecting with companies and hiring managers establishes a new level of openness and control in the recruiting process. Technology professionals can follow and target companies where they want to work, proactively establishing personal connections to hiring managers and recruiters. Through the Dice Talent Network, technology professionals can build a distinctive online profile leveraging the social web (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, blogs or personal web pages) in conjunction with their resumes and skills-based profiles, presenting a full view of their career achievements. The Dice Talent Network increases personal control, allowing technology professionals to hand-pick which employers will have access to their resumes and unique profiles.

"By establishing this level of personalized engagement and control, professionals can manage their career as they see fit and develop their own opportunities," said Mr. Silver.

About Dice

Dice, a Dice Holdings, Inc. service, is the leading career site for technology and engineering professionals. With a 19-year track record of meeting the ever-changing needs of technology professionals, companies and recruiters, our specialty focus and exposure to highly skilled professional communities enable employers to reach hard-to-find, experienced and qualified technology and engineering candidates. www.Dice.com

Media Contacts: Dice Holdings, Inc. Jennifer Bewley, 212-448-8288 dicemedia@dice.com

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