San Diego, CA, May 23, 2018 --(PR.com
, provider of the most comprehensive diversity and inclusion platform, has recently completed merging the Talent Sonar platform into its offering. TalVista focuses on mitigating unconscious bias through the use of automated and sophisticated algorithms to ensure job descriptions are appealing to all candidates rather than having them self-select out of a less inviting job description. According to Scot Sessions, CEO, TalVista, the core of its offering is helping hiring managers stay focused on key job skills and core competencies needed to perform the job without regard for race, gender, nationality, or sexual orientation. “As humans we have inherent bias,” said Sessions. “While we can see bias in others, we have a difficult time seeing it in ourselves, which is known as ‘unconscious bias.’ With the right tools, recruiters and hiring managers will excel at their hiring duties while staying focused on the experience and traits each candidate may possess and is required to do the job.”
All IP, platforms and assets will now become part of TalVista, Inc. and the Talent Sonar brand and company will be completely absorbed into TalVista. Laura Mather, Talent Sonar’s founder, set out to build the primer platform to aid companies with developing nonhomogeneous teams known to possess greater creativity and innovation. The original team, who developed leading information security tools, found themselves called back to their roots, the InfoSec industry. “We didn’t want to give up on diversity and inclusion,” said Mather, “so we found a home where our work would continue and we very pleased to see TalVista continue the work we started.”
The executives and staff will aid in the transition then move on to other opportunities and passions. “The team at Talent Sonar have been incredible to work with through this transition,” said Elaine Orler, Chairwoman, TalVista. “Having worked with the platform over the last year and sharing their passion for ensuring equal opportunity for all candidates, I’m excited to continue the work they started back in 2015 -- work that is arguably more important now than ever before.”
TalVista will continue to expand on the development of the platform, including enhancements to:
- Job Description Analysis with further optimization
- Blind Resume Review with additional redactions
- Structured Interviews with interview scripts
Recent research by McKinsey in their “Delivering through diversity
” report, shows that nonhomogeneous teams make for good business, citing companies who focus on racial and ethnic diversity are 35% more likely to have better financial bottom lines then others within their same industry.
TalVista is hosted in the Cloud as a SaaS offering with an unlimited annual subscription best suited for Fortune 1000 companies.
Seeing beyond the obvious. TalVista, a woman-owned business, provides a view beyond the noise of unconscious bias in the hiring process. Now businesses can be more inclusive from the job description through to the interview. Based on research, the words we use will either reveal our inclusive or exclusionary tendencies. Companies who combine our job description optimization and redacted resume reviewing with scripted and structured interviews now have a SaaS platform to mitigate unconscious bias. This will result in greater inclusivity with a more diverse and skilled workforce. For more information, visit www.talvista.com.