Manuel Medina

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Talent recruiting is undergoing a major shift with the introduction of Big Data, turning a traditional industry on its head. Previously, recruiting was primarily conducted through open directories like Monster.com, where candidates were spammed according to keyword matches. Then the job market got more competitive - for those doing the hiring. In the late '90s and early 2000s, the web industry ballooned. In addition to a handful of large, traditional technology companies, there was suddenly a plethora of small businesses building web tools and services. The demand for talent to match this industry growth has created a large imbalance in hiring: there simply aren't enough developers or designers to fill these positions. Today, often the only way for a startup to land a good developer is to poach or import them. As demand for talent continues to outpace supply, there i... (more)