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A More Human Approach to Human Capital
An additional 4.7 million people between 18 – 34 are underemployed Accenture 
Nearly 80 percent of managers are 
at least ...
The economy has drastically changed but companies haven’t 
In today’s dynamic economy, employers rate soft-skills as being...
We need… 
A different way for candidates to effectively demonstrate their skills 
and experience to potential employers, a...
A better way to evaluate and hire candidates 
We believe we can positively impact the problems of high un-and 
underemploy...
theThings.biz helps candidates: 
Evaluate their skills and experience gained through either non-traditional 
work or previ...
theThings.biz helps employers: 
Access a broader, more diverse base of qualified candidates for 
their open positions 
Fin...
C A N D I DAT E R E F E R E N C E S 
Job, education, 
and volunteering 
experience 
Reference identified and 
Verified, so...
A reference-sourced professional profile 
Accomplishments are marked 
by the soft-skills that 
references identify most of...
At theThings.biz it’s free for candidates to: 
Discover and attest to the transferable skills they’ve proven through 
thei...
At theThings.biz it’s free for employers to: 
Build a Profile 
Search Candidates’ Profile 
It costs $75 a month to list a ...
Our team 
Geordie McClelland 
Founder / CEO 
BEAM Interactive, Monitor Group, 
Straightline International, 
2003 Inspire! ...
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A More Human Approach to Human Capital

  1. 1. A More Human Approach to Human Capital
  2. 2. An additional 4.7 million people between 18 – 34 are underemployed Accenture Nearly 80 percent of managers are at least somewhat concerned about the skills gap, just about 40 percent are doing anything to alleviate it Career Builder When new hires don’t work out 89% of the time it isn’t because they didn’t have hard skills – it was a gap of soft-skills and attitude Leadership IQ In the US, 1 in 7 young adults are not in school or working Opportunity Nation
  3. 3. The economy has drastically changed but companies haven’t In today’s dynamic economy, employers rate soft-skills as being the most important characteristic in entry-level hires and industry and job-specific skills lowest In importance. Yet… they still hire based on industry-specific skills
  4. 4. We need… A different way for candidates to effectively demonstrate their skills and experience to potential employers, and a better way for employers to evaluate candidates and determine that they are getting the right hire
  5. 5. A better way to evaluate and hire candidates We believe we can positively impact the problems of high un-and underemployment, high employee turnover, and the disconnect between the skills employers say they need and the skills they measure while hiring: From self-generated, retrospective résumés that try to retrofit the Situation, Action, Response into a measure of a candidate’s potential… … to reference-driven, experience-based profiles that attest to a young person’s future value in any environment.
  6. 6. theThings.biz helps candidates: Evaluate their skills and experience gained through either non-traditional work or previous jobs Identify how their skills and experience into a proven, reference-driven profile that demonstrates their potential value to employers Connect with potential employers who understand the value their skills and experience regardless of where they were obtained
  7. 7. theThings.biz helps employers: Access a broader, more diverse base of qualified candidates for their open positions Find candidates with the demonstrated skills needed for the job
  8. 8. C A N D I DAT E R E F E R E N C E S Job, education, and volunteering experience Reference identified and Verified, soft-skills based profile Soft-skill based achievements A R E F E R E N C E - S O U R C E D P RO F E S S I O N A L P RO F I L E
  9. 9. A reference-sourced professional profile Accomplishments are marked by the soft-skills that references identify most often Jobs, education, and volunteering experiences are all chances to highlight how candidates work and think
  10. 10. At theThings.biz it’s free for candidates to: Discover and attest to the transferable skills they’ve proven through their work, education, and volunteering Bolster their online presence with searchable profiles Create printable supplements for their résumés Find and apply for jobs
  11. 11. At theThings.biz it’s free for employers to: Build a Profile Search Candidates’ Profile It costs $75 a month to list a job, reach out directly to candidates, and use our hiring management tools
  12. 12. Our team Geordie McClelland Founder / CEO BEAM Interactive, Monitor Group, Straightline International, 2003 Inspire! Antarctic Expedition, The Coca-Cola Company Think Tank Brett Maurer Founder / Chief Creative Officer Velocify, Cornerstone OnDemand, Straightline International, The Rhode Island School of Design Scott Swanson Lead Developer Powerlytics, Fluid Group, Microsoft Charles Pollak Director of Veterans Services Marine Corps, Brown University Ryan Braswell Associate Director of Veterans Services Marine Corps, Hinds Community College

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