Posted 24th August 2020

A New Angle in Talent Mapping

People are the foundation on which organisations are built. A strong team with the right talent and skills, in the right place, at the right time, is instrumental for enterprises to be agile and respond quickly to market challenges and opportunities. However, with the current pandemic situation, there is an immediate need for organisations to better understand and reevaluate their workforce, prioritising on building their talent community to meet their business requirements. With changes happening across industries, talent mapping has become all the more important for organisations. It can not only help them leverage an individual’s skills and capabilities but also understand their potential and match them with the right requirement that works for both the individual and the company. In this scenario, a state-of-the-art solution that helps companies assess, evaluate and review their existing staff and future candidates can make a great difference. Making this possible is Optunli with its revolutionary platform. Through its intelligent talent-matching platform, Optunli brings people and opportunities together and helps companies build an engaged, motivated and productive workforce.

“Optunli was developed to address a common challenge faced by HR professionals and hiring managers: the lack of visibility of talent and finding the perfect fit for roles,” says Teresa Fox, Founder and Co-CEO of Optunli. The company’s revolutionary platform provides visibility to prospective candidates, both internal employees and external applicants. It also enables organizations to gain access to the talent they need and glean corporate level insights required for effective business planning. Optunli’s groundbreaking algorithms help organisations make effective decisions considering the candidate’s best interests and match them with roles that best fit their potential. On the other side, Optunli allows candidates to set their priorities so that organisations can understand them at a deeper level and know their expectations better.

Teresa draws attention to how organisations conventionally utilise spreadsheets to manage their workforce data, resource management and meetings. As these spreadsheets reflect varying perspectives of different employees within the organization, it becomes difficult to understand the capabilities of a particular individual. With Optunli, tasks like making critical resourcing decisions, planning proposals or new developments, responding to different market changes, and assigning the right people to projects, are handled effortlessly. Thus, organizations can make quick and effective people decisions in real-time, with an individual’s active participation and create stronger and more effective teams. According to Delia Zanatta, the Founder and Co-CEO of Optunli, their in-depth understanding of the challenges from a candidate and HR perspective combined with a strong focus on bringing visibility to both opportunities and talent, led to the creation of the unique platform. “Our platform improves a company’s approach to diversity and inclusion and benefits both businesses and candidates,” she adds. Another highlighting feature of Optunli is its ability to bring in a new angle to enterprise-workforce relationships through greater visibility and aid enterprises in utilizing this perspective in the best way possible. This way, organisations can better understand their entire workforce comprising not just the employees but their contractors and service providers and evaluate their resources beyond a skills and capabilities dimension.

Currently, Optunli is working towards incorporating cost and supply management into its software to help large-scale enterprises evaluate their costs while creating productive teams. In a nutshell, the platform enables HR systems and enterprises to evolve according to the opportunities offered by workplace trends, improve engagement and productivity, and deal with the talent crunch and rising recruitment costs in a competitive talent market. While both Teresa and Delia agree that technologies like AI and ML is inevitable in recruitment and accept its vital role in Optunli, they add that this will not change what Optunli stands for. “Our aim is to build long-lasting relationships in this world, with the understanding that an individual’s voice will always be more important than a machine making assumptions,” conclude both Teresa and Delia.

Teresa Fox
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Teresa Fox is a Co-CEO and Founder of Optunli.

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