Solvate, a company that businesses looking for resources with professionals looking for work, today announced the launch of its “Talent Engine.” It’s basically a search engine that is designed to enable small businesses to query Solvate’s index of independent professionals and connect with appropriate matches.
Independent professionals (Solvate calls them “Talent”) can register with Solvate and create a profile for the Talent Engine by selecting the specific professional services they have for sale. Talent are required to note which companies and brands they have performed those services for in the past, which makes it possible for businesses to identify the most qualified Talent for their project. Businesses can filter profiles in the Talent Engine according to specific criteria including service, company, brand, industry, specialty and skill.
Before building a profile, all Talent must complete a recruiting and vetting process that includes evaluating a candidate’s public recommendations, samples of work or portfolio and references. This vetting process is designed to ensure that Solvate’s customers receive a professional experience and high quality results.
U.S.-based independent professionals looking to market their skills through Solvate can begin the vetting processes by applying online.
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