The Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation (VHEDC) has partnered with RealTime Talent to launch the VHEDC Talent Exchange, a cutting-edge matching technology that will transform the recruitment process and streamline how employers and candidates connect with each other during the job/internship search process. This is a first of its kind technology solution that brings significant efficiency to finding and hiring employees by matching optimal candidates to jobs or internships, reducing potential turnover and overall hiring costs.

Talent attraction is a key challenge facing the employers of all sizes and types and VHEDC is pleased to offer this state of the art technology platform to their stakeholders. The VHEDC Talent Exchange uses sophisticated matching algorithms to connect employers to candidates based on skills, interests and requirements. Using correlated question-sets directed to both employers and candidates, the platform systematically aligns talent with opportunity.

“Connecting quality talent with open positions is a significant challenge for our stakeholders. The VHEDC is excited to provide them with cutting-edge technology to streamline the recruitment process.” Said, Ling Becker, VHEDC’s Executive Director.

The VHEDC Talent Exchange is focused on Minnesota’s employer community because they are key to our region’s economic growth and sustained quality of life for all Minnesotans “Locating and hiring quality talent is a significant issue for any growing business. We are pleased to provide a resource to our stakeholders that makes the hiring process more efficient and provides a better outcomes for both employers and candidates,” said Becker.

The VHEDC Talent Exchange ensures that employers are connected to the most qualified applicants while candidates get matched to opportunities that best fit their unique profiles. Because the system provides unbiased, correlated matches, the playing field is leveled and candidates and employers are exposed to each other in ways that they historically would not have been. Consequently, the Exchange, which is powered by the WorkFountain platform, maximizes employers’ ability to reach a large and diverse candidate pool while ensuring equal access to opportunities for all candidates. The Exchange expertly collects and reports on meaningful data analytics regarding employer needs, candidates’ career interests, and how they align with real-time market needs and trends. While new to Minnesota, this proven system is already in use by thousands of employers and tens of thousands of candidates from across the country, and is growing rapidly. To access the VHEDC Talent Exchange, go to