HR and recruiting have been begging for innovation. That’s why Gild is here. We produce recruiting solutions that reveal real talent and skill sets so that companies can identify the people with the knowledge, experience and personality needed to build successful businesses.
Gild is approaching the war for talent from a completely different angle than any other talent search service. Most recruiting solutions merely collect résumés. Some may even aggregate social media information. Neither approach reveals talent – but instead collect bodies and self-posted propaganda. That’s why Gild has developed a proprietary talent plus social intelligence technology that finds the people out there; tells you who’s good (and at what) and how to engage them.
Because no current solutions solve the talent search and management challenges that companies face every day. The goal of recruiting should be to hire the best people for the best job, yet most tackle this by piling up and sorting through stacks and stacks of résumés. Gild is doing things differently by finding the needle in the haystack.
Gild Source is the technology platform that helps hiring teams identify and connect with developers by revealing great candidates, how their skills map with your departmental needs, and what their interests are. Developers – whether they are actively seeking new work or not – are located and profiled based on a multitude of criteria using Gild’s patent-pending code evaluation technology, which automatically evaluates the quality of public code and scores developers in different skills. That, combined with rich social insights, makes it dramatically easier to build engineering teams in today’s competitive landscape.
Gild Source is the only solution that can honestly answer the question, “How good is this prospect?” Its talent intelligence technology is one-of-a kind: It crawls publicly available source code, ranks it and identifies the architect to create a profile of coding skill. Gild Source does this by targeting the (online) places developers hang out, not where recruiters hang out. Developers don’t spend their time on professional networks and job boards. They spend their time on sites like GitHub and Stack Overflow. And that’s where Gild Source goes to find the right talent, which is why so many developers are profiled by Gild but remain undiscoverable elsewhere.
Gild Source can be used by anyone involved in the process of hiring a developer. Sourcers can use it to identify talent. Recruiters can use it to engage prospects. Hiring managers can use it to verify the strength of a prospect’s coding skills. It’s built with all members of a hiring team in mind.
Gild Source isn’t available to third-party recruiters. But, engineers that are also hiring managers use it to ensure that they’re hiring top talent as well as find developers that aren’t discoverable on other kinds of sites, like job boards and LinkedIn.
The list is constantly expanding, but here’s the most up-to-date list of languages we evaluate:
Gild Source looks for signs of real developer talent. The code evaluation technology behind Gild Source parses code and evaluates it along a variety of metrics. Then, Gild Source measures professional knowledge shared on sites like Stack Overflow and Quora. We can’t reveal the secret sauce, but the top scorers are very likely to be developers that have proven to be masters in a few languages, but have also written in a number of other languages. That’s because great developers think of a specific language as a mechanism for building, so they can go to their toolbox of languages and pick out the most appropriate medium.
Gild is firmly committed to going above and beyond the traditional process of identifying prospects based on education and work history. Rather, we’re committed to bringing meritocracy to the professional world so that skilled developers stand out based on their actual skills in code development. And because many top companies rely on Gild Source to find talent, a developer’s Gild Score can be a huge asset for advancing a career path.
There’s no quick and easy way. The Gild Score is meant to be substantive – a real reflection of a developer’s skills. The best way to improve a Gild Score is to consistently publish high-quality code on open source projects and prove your technical expertise on sites like Stack Overflow and Quora. Gild Source constantly re-examines a developer’s public code and professional knowledge. In short, you can improve your Gild Score by proving publicly that you’re a great developer.
Absolutely. We want to bring meritocracy to the professional world across any and all verticals. Right now, we’re focused on making sure we have the code developer vertical covered, but we’ll definitely be moving into other professions in the near future.
Our main clients are companies who have large developer hiring needs. That includes companies like Facebook, Salesforce, Vistaprint, Red Hat and Akamai – among others.
FAQ for Developers
Gild exists to bring meritocracy to the professional world by providing hiring solutions that illuminate who’s talented. Unlike professional networks and job boards, Gild’s solutions tell companies how good different developers are, and provide the social insights hiring teams need to engage them effectively.
Gild Source is a technical recruiting solution that gives hiring teams insights into the coding skills of millions of developers plus the social insights needed to connect with them. With this rich information, companies can dramatically improve their search for talent by identifying skilled talented developers and reaching out to them on personalized terms.
Just like any other major search engine like Google or Bing, Gild Source pulls data from publically available sources and communities. A few of the communities that Gild Source pulls data from are GitHub, BitBucket and StackOverflow.
1. Gild Source starts by going to places where developers hang out – communities like GitHub, BitBucket, and StackOverflow. 2. Gild Source evaluates the quality of developers’ public code and their professional knowledge, giving each developer a Gild Score. 3. After verifying developers’ skills, Gild Source finds all of their social profiles. 4. A profile is compiled with intelligence on the skills of the developer and the social channels they’re active on.
Gild Source’s patent-pending code evaluation technology looks at all of your public code and evaluates it along criteria like complexity cost, elegance, length of coding, and breadth of coding skills, among others. It also reads how knowledgeable you are on different topics as demonstrated on professional communities like Stack Overflow.Gild Source uses industry standard code quality assurance tools that are available in open source to analyze your code. These tools (example: Lint) have been around for more than 20 years and allow us to conduct quality assurance of your code. As we receive more and more data on your projects, we are then able to compare various factors and rank your abilities accordingly.
At Gild we believe that people should be rewarded based on their merit and capabilities. It shouldn’t matter where you were educated, how many years of experience you have or who you know; it’s all about how good you are at what you do.Top companies like Facebook, Box and Yelp use Gild Source every day to find and hire talented developers. Through our ranking system we help you stand out to companies that might not see the strength of your skills among the thousands of profiles they sort through every day.
You don’t have to manually enter information for your profiles. Gild Source allows you to focus on doing the great work you’re already are doing by answering technical questions in communities like Stack Overflow and by posting open source code. If you focus on that, Gild Source will build a profile that helps you stand out.
Gild Source aggregates data from publically available sources just like any other major search engine like Google or Bing. If you receive an email from a recruiter who’s found you through Gild Source and would prefer not to be contacted, simply follow the link in that email to change your privacy settings or opt out.