The association for talent acquisition solutions

About Us

Our Vision

The Members of TAtech work in many different ways, but share a single, motivating vision: to enhance all facets of talent acquisition through the application of the very best technology and expertise in the world. Their products and services enable:
  • employers and third party recruiters to fill their open positions with high caliber talent in a timely and efficient way; and
  • job seekers and those looking for better career opportunities to find employment that is appropriately challenging and rewarding.

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Our Mission

The mission of TAtech is to provide the information, research, networking opportunities, advocacy and support that will help our Members realize their vision and achieve real and sustained success. We accomplish this mission by:

  • Advocating for the industry with employers and recruiters, active job seekers and passive talent, government agencies (e.g., OFCCP) and regulatory bodies (e.g., ICANN);
  • Providing educational programs and the latest information on industry, technology and business developments, trends, and ideas;
  • Facilitating peer-to-peer dialogue on industry issues and opportunities and on the potential for mutually beneficial business partnerships and alliances;
  • Promoting interaction and engagement with corporate and third party recruiters, HR professionals, and corporate purchasing managers;
  • Supporting the development and dissemination of best practices, industry standards and business definitions; and
  • Conducting research on the industry and its technology, customers, marketplace, key performance indicators and other topics related to talent acquisition.

Our History

TAtech began as the International Association of Employment Web Sites (IAEWS) in 2007. Its mission was and remains to serve as the global trade association for the industry that provides technology-based talent acquisition products and services to employers and recruiters.

During its early years, the association devoted itself to serving job boards, association career centers, aggregators, job ad distribution companies and the vendors that work with and support them. On that foundation, it has now built a community that includes organizations offering solutions for every facet of talent acquisition, from employment branding and talent community development to recruitment advertising and programmatic ad buying, from interviewing and assessment to candidate communications and compliance.

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Since its earliest days, the association has provided its Members with a unique venue for educational programs, peer discussions and networking, industry research, the formation of partnerships and alliances and doing business with one another. It conducts the premier conferences for the talent acquisition solutions industry and celebrates its thought and business leaders with the Recruiting Service Innovation Awards.

In addition, the association has proactively advocated for its Members with both government agencies and regulatory organizations. It makes sure that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) hears their views of impending policies and directives. And, it has interceded on their behalf with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN) when that organization introduced an expansion of the .jobs sponsored top level domain.

The association was founded by Peter Weddle who remains as its CEO. Peter was one of the very first to explore the impact of technology and especially the Internet on talent acquisition and career advancement. He has written or edited over two dozen books and been a columnist for the interactive edition of The Wall Street Journal and National Business Employment Weekly. He is also a sought-after speaker and has presented to corporate and professional groups throughout U.S. as well as in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and the United Kingdom.

Today, TAtech counts among its Members, organizations that power or operate over 60,000 sites worldwide and offer an ever expanding array of innovative products and services for talent acquisition. From startups to global enterprises, from commercial companies to professional associations, from digital media companies to mobile apps, they are the sources of success for both employers and recruiters and the men and women of the global workforce.

Our Structure

TAtech is not a 501(c) private foundation or public professional society. It is a membership-based, for-profit trade association serving the talent acquisition solutions industry.


TAtech Members power or operate over 60,000 sites worldwide and offer a comprehensive array of talent acquisition and career advancement products and services. This Directory of TAtech Members is provided as a free resource for both employers and recruiters and those seeking a new or better job.

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