Frequently Asked Questions

What data do you collect?

Findem only aggregates publicly available people data, such as a person’s name, job title and work experience, which is verified across multiple sources. We can enrich this data if our customers choose to integrate their internal HR tools with Findem. We do not collect or share sensitive information such as browser history, health or financial information, or any other information about a person in a family or household capacity.

How do you collect your data?

We collect data using our proprietary people search engine and our partnerships with third-party integrations. We index, triangulate and verify all collected people data through multiple sources.

How do you ensure compliance with data privacy laws?

We employ an internal team dedicated to proactively monitoring our data and research practices to ensure our activities align with all relevant data protection and privacy laws, such as the GDPR and CCPA. If at any point an individual wishes to have their information removed from Findem’s database, they may do so via our privacy policy. 

How do you enforce user privacy?

Since we deliver interview-ready candidates, any individual can opt out of interactions with any company through the Findem platform and enforce their privacy settings. The moment a candidate withdraws their consent to be contacted by a company using Findem, or asks for their data to be deleted or changed, Findem applies this withdrawal of consent to activities from all recruiters at that company. This means recruiters are only able to interact with consented candidates and companies can centralize their privacy enforcement mechanisms. 

Is candidate data collected by Findem externally searchable?

No. We are a People Intelligence platform that enables talent attribute matching, not a people browsing platform.

Is my company’s internal data kept private?

Yes. Your data is accessible only by you. Protecting our customers’ data is our top priority.

Does Findem integrate with my company’s internal data?

Findem is an extendible data platform. It comes pre-indexed with public data and, if customers choose to integrate the Findem platform with their internal data sources (e.g. ATS, HRIS, CRM), this people data can be further enriched. View all integrations →

What are ‘talent attributes’?

A talent attribute is a distinguishing quality or characteristic that is an inherent part of someone’s person or experience. 

Other platforms only allow you search by user-defined resumes and a limited set of keywords that force you to define talent reductively. Findem allows you to enrich your insights and extend your searches with intangible attributes such as “loyal employee” or “entrepreneurial spirit”. 

Our collection of 1M+ attributes are the building blocks of people intelligence, and offer a more holistic picture of each individual, so you can surface unbiased insights, benchmark against your competitors, and fill talent gaps with the highest-quality, most diverse candidates.

What is people intelligence?

People Intelligence is an AI-backed, data-driven process that connects and enriches people data across all public sources and internal systems, uncovering millions of talent attributes, to drive strategic people decisions.

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What are ‘attributes’?

An attribute is a distinguishing skill, experience or quality that is an inherent part of someone’s person.

Attributes can be tangible, such as whether someone is an ‘open source contributor’, ‘past founder’, ‘female’, ‘has a PhD’ or ‘builds diverse teams’, as well as intangible, such as whether someone has ‘entrepreneurial spirit’, ‘embodies the company values’ or is a ‘go-getter’.

Searching for people used to be based on a set of keywords applied to user-defined resumes. This process is limited and inaccurate, as only 8% of resumes are filled out with the right set of searchable keywords. With Findem, this limitation no longer exists. You can search for people based on their attributes, rather than keywords. 

Our library of 1M+ attributes are formed from people data and are the building blocks of People Intelligence. They offer a holistic, data-informed picture of each individual that can be used, for example, to surface unbiased insights into individuals or teams, benchmark against competitors, and identify high-quality, diverse talent with the exact attributes you need to fill your talent gaps.

 

What is People Intelligence?

People Intelligence is an AI-backed, data-driven process that connects and enriches people data across all public sources and internal systems, uncovering people’s millions of attributes to drive strategic people decisions.

Findem constantly learns people’s attributes through aggregating and integrating new data sources. Findem enables access to these attributes in order to deliver rich People Analytics and Talent Acquisition solutions to our customers.

Our Data

What data do you collect?

Findem is an attribute matching platform, not a resume browsing platform. Findem aggregates publicly available people data, which is verified and triangulated across multiple sources, only for the purpose of recording and learning attributes. We can enrich this data and discover new attributes if our customers choose to integrate their internal HR tools with Findem. We do not collect or share sensitive information such as browser history, health or financial information, or any other information about a person in a family or household capacity.

How do you collect your data?

We collect data using our proprietary people search engine and our partnerships with third-party integrations. We index, triangulate and verify all collected people data through multiple sources.

Findem uses raw data (such as profile, company, financial, census and other data) to learn and create attributes for every person. We do not store this raw data. We store attributes securely in a Findem-managed private cloud.

How do you ensure compliance with data privacy laws?

We employ an internal team dedicated to proactively monitoring our data and research practices to ensure our activities align with all relevant data protection and privacy laws, such as the GDPR and CCPA. If at any point an individual wishes to have their information removed from Findem’s database or updated, they may do so via our privacy policy or unsubscribe.

How do you enforce user privacy?

We deliver interview-ready candidates and any individual can opt out of interactions with any company through the Findem platform and enforce their privacy settings. The moment a candidate withdraws their consent to be contacted by a company using Findem, or asks for their data to be deleted or changed, Findem applies this withdrawal of consent to activities from all recruiters at that company. This means recruiters are only able to interact with consented candidates and companies can centralize their privacy enforcement mechanisms.

Is candidate data collected by Findem externally searchable?

No. We are a People Intelligence platform that enables attribute matching, not a people browsing platform.

Is my company’s internal data kept private?

Yes. Your data is accessible only by you. Protecting our customers’ data is our top priority.

Where is Findem data housed?

Findem is not a data store. We are like Google, but for people data. So, any data gathered using Findem is stored by our customers.

Findem uses raw data (such as profile, company, financial, census and other data) to learn and create attributes for every person. We do not store this raw data. We store attributes securely in a Findem-managed private cloud.

Attributes can be both tangible, such as whether someone is an ‘open source contributor’, ‘past founder’, ‘female’, ‘has a PhD’ or ‘builds diverse teams’, as well as intangible such as whether someone has ‘entrepreneurial spirit’, ‘embodies the company values’ or is a ‘go-getter’.

Does Findem integrate with my company’s internal data?

Yes. Findem is an extendible data platform. It comes pre-indexed with public data and, if customers choose to integrate the Findem platform with their internal data sources (e.g. ATS, HRIS, CRM), this people data can be further enriched.

View all integrations →

Is Findem SOC 2 compliant?

 Yes. Findem has successfully completed a Service Organization Controls 2 (SOC 2) audit with a third-party evaluator certified by The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). This audit uses the Trust Services Principles, published by the AICPA, to evaluate the effectiveness of a service organization’s controls.

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What geographic locations does Findem cover?

Findem covers all global locations for candidate profiles and customers.

What types of roles does Findem cover?

Findem is role agnostic – our technology works for all roles.

What integrations does Findem support?

Findem can integrate with any of your internal tools. We support out of the box integrations for a number of ATS, HRIS and CRM tools as well as communication and productivity tools. We also build custom integrations that connect seamlessly with your tech stack. You can view all integrations here.

View all integrations →

What information does Findem provide about each candidate?

Findem generates enriched profiles for each candidate that include all of their attributes gathered from different data sources, details about the companies they’ve worked at, as well as their personal email address. Findem enriched profiles are not resumes. We do not gather or share details of the candidate’s compensation.

Findem provides access to attributes for every person that are derived from indexing all public people data. Customers can choose to integrate data from their own internal systems as well to uncover additional attributes. Attributes can be both tangible, such as whether someone is an ‘open source contributor’, ‘past founder’, ‘female’,  ‘has a PhD’ or ‘builds diverse teams’, as well as intangible such as whether someone has ‘entrepreneurial spirit’, ‘embodies the company values’ or is a ‘go-getter’.

How many profiles do you have access to?

Over 700 million, but it is not a fixed number. We have the ability to identify anyone that is a match for your search criteria, based on the exact attributes you’re looking for in an ideal candidate.

Can I use Findem to source candidates and still use my ATS?

Yes – Findem is an end-to-end automated sourcing solution that delivers to you interview-ready candidates. You use Findem to source and engage candidates. We directly integrate with your ATS and you start your normal interview process through your ATS.

Can I use Findem while getting my ATS up and running?

Yes – Findem can be used to store all candidate information and, once your ATS is up and running, you can easily push all of that information from Findem to your ATS. Findem can also be used as an ATS if you don’t have an ATS on your roadmap.

Can I browse through candidate profiles?

Findem is a matching platform. It identifies all ideal candidate matches for your open roles. You can bulk shortlist the matches in real time and either browse candidate profiles or simply begin automatic outreach.

Do candidates know they are being connected with potential employers?

Yes – the platform ensures your recruiting team is fully GDPR and CCPA compliant. Candidates are engaged by the platform to determine whether they are interested in the role. Recruiters therefore only connect with interested, consenting candidates.

Do all recruiters have to learn Findem?

No – Findem centralizes your whole sourcing process. For evergreen roles (e.g. AEs and Software Engineers that your organization needs to hire over and over again), there is no need for recruiter onboarding. Your search is configured once as part of your set-up with Findem and can be used indefinitely to provide a continuous flow of matching candidates. The search can be amended whenever you need e.g. for different locations. For specialized roles, your recruiters can choose to boost their productivity using a suite of additional tools. Either way, from the start of your search to reaching out to your shortlist of ideal candidates takes less than 10 minutes per role.

How is Findem priced?

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