When Ash Kumar set out to build his recruiting company Talencea in 2010, he envisioned a powerful, end-to-end approach not yet seen in industry. He bet on proprietary technology that matched talent and jobs with expert knowledge—a truly differentiating factor in the ever-crowded recruiting arena.
“Traditional recruiting methods are laborious, inefficient, and expensive,” said Kumar. He saw this first-hand when he was hiring as well with clients. “Talencea’s system is smart and sophisticated. We evaluate a much bigger pool of candidates to provide the best options possible.”
“Our software narrows the pool of candidates to find the best match for each position,” explains Kumar. “Job seekers may be qualified for a job they never knew existed!”
Talencea’s expert system (patent pending) learns skill relationships in a variety of specialized disciplines like engineering, IT, finance, and legal, among many others, to deliver the best candidates to its clients.
The system was developed by Talencea co-founders Ashish Kumar, CEO, and Jaime Carbonell, an internationally recognized Artificial Intelligence expert and professor at Carnegie Mellon University.
Using an expert knowledge system that employs a large candidate database along with an extensive web search, Talencea can evaluate millions of candidates quickly—compared to the typical 30 resumes a human recruiter reviews for a position.
As an added bonus, Talencea evaluates human factors and skills related to company culture and ranks potential candidates for all positions. These extra services optimize the interviewing process. This saves time, money, and effort for the hiring company and maximizes the opportunity for a successful result for the potential employee.
“With our subject matter expertise in engineering, information technology, legal, finance, human resources, and several specialized areas, we understand the client’s requirements,” says Kumar. “We do the searching and screening for you. Talencea provides quality candidates—faster.”
Talencea has gone to market as a Search Firm and is currently using the technology internally. The initial focus is on STEM positions for companies. Talencea is looking for investment to productize the technology with Software as a Service model and scale sales and marketing.