IT career site Dice.com is unveiling a new talent aggregation search tool it calls Open Web.
Similar to TalentBin, Dice’s new service pulls together bits and bytes of information about candidates, summarizing the individual’s experience, skills, and interests in an easily scanned profile. Open Web searches the accessible parts of some 50 social and professional networks — including such tech hangouts as GitHub and Stack Overflow — and the open Web, indexing a candidate’s contributions and postings to build the profile. A series of icons tells searchers where the information was found; a mouse click takes you to the source.
The goal of Open Web, explained Chairman, President and CEO Scot Melland, is to to give Dice recruiters “as complete as possible a picture of the candidate in the geography they are searching.”
Provided for now to Dice recruiting customers at no charge, Open Web is searchable in multiple ways. Besides a typical Google-type search, you can put together a profile by name. That’s particularly useful if you have a candidate in mind who may not have an updated resume.
Melland will officially announce Open Web Wednesday morning, during the quarterly financial call with investors and analysts. Dice Holdings, Inc., which owns Dice.com, eFinancialCareers, is expected by analyst consensus to report earning 14 cents a share on revenue of $51.4 million for the 4th quarter of 2012.