IQTalent Partners Launches Diversity-Focused SaaS Platform

September 15, 2021 – Executive recruitment firm IQTalent Partners has unveiled Diversify by IQTalent Xchange to its existing talent exchange platform. Diversify by IQTX enables companies that are focused on recruiting and retaining underrepresented talent to generate an inclusive slate of qualified passive candidates for any open role. An original market concept, using responsible and advanced artifical intelligence combined with human expertise, the search firm notes that Diversify by IQTX allows users to access an inclusive passive candidate marketplace comprised of over 300 million professionals.

“Recruiters need to look beyond their own personal networks to ensure that they are including diverse candidates in the recruiting process,” said David Windley, president of IQTalent Partners. “Using Diversify by IQTX will help recruiters build more diverse candidate slates from the onset of a search.”

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The addition of Diversify by IQTalent Xchange to the existing platform allows users to identify women and underrepresented minorities within the candidate research results, ensuring an inclusive and diverse slate. Users can load their job descriptions, candidate specifications, and DEI goals into the IQTX dashboard and then receive a curated list of qualified candidates. The new diversify feature facilitates building  inclusivity into current corporate recruiting and hiring processes.

Using AI

Last September, IQTalent Partners launched IQTalent Xchange as an original market concept using advanced artificial intelligence combined with human expertise to create a unique passive candidate marketplace. Unlike job posting boards that rely on active candidates, IQTalent Xchange matches companies with the most qualified passive candidates in the professional workforce,” said the firm. “For many professional and management level positions, the top candidates are often passive candidates. The platform allows users to easily load their job descriptions, candidate specifications, and then, receive a curated list of qualified candidates.”

Related: Jensen Partners Launches New Platform to Address Diversity Hiring

“We use IQTalent Xchange for quick, reliable support at any point in a search project,” said Tara Gillone, an IQTalent Xchange customer and head of talent acquisition. “They are a unique partner to help support our candidate research needs while building our talent pipeline.”

Nashville, TN-based IQTalent Partners is a talent acquisition and executive search firm offering consulting, candidate sourcing, candidate research and full cycle recruiting. It uses an on-demand business model in which the firm augments the client’s in-house talent acquisition team in a partnership without commissions or long-term contracts. Founded in 2009, IQTalent Partners’ mission is “to find a better, more cost-effective, and efficient way for organizations and candidates to find a match.” The firm has partnered with more than 300 corporations from Fortune 500s to start-ups.

Caldwell recently acquired IQTalent Partners. “IQTalent Partners has seen explosive growth in the last six years, with a CAGR of 45 percent per year,” Mr. Windley said. “Coupled with the power, network and resources of Caldwell, we expect to see accelerated growth. Operating as two distinct brands with two different service offerings and pricing models, the two firms will take a collaborative approach to provide a unified and seamless client experience.” The firm ranked No. 30 on the most recent Hunt Scanlon Media roster of the 50 largest search firms, reporting revenue of $15.5 million, a 25 percent rise over the previous year. At the time the firm reported 56 consultants in two offices.

Related: Caldwell Adds Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council to Offerings

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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