Talentag is a website that allows users to gather professional feedback from friends and co-workers. Users can vouch for co-workers on specific tasks they participated in together, as well as rate someone’s performance at a specific position. Talentag users can award “badges” to other users in order to express their admiration of someone’s unique talents and strengths.
Talentag began its life as a Facebook only application, allowing users to perform many of the same functions permitted on the current website. The developers expanded upon this foundation and broke off from the restrictions of using Facebook in order to create a more full-featured, standalone application. Users of Talentag are able to rate each other’s performance and build profiles outlining their particular strengths.
The key to success in the business world is establishing connections and forming relationships with people whether they’re former or current coworkers, friends, employees, or supervisors. Talentag provides the means for users to expound upon these relationships in order to build profiles for each other highlighting their strengths and virtues. The uniqueness of Talentag lies in the fact that the feedback comes from other users, so anyone reviewing a profile is going to see what others think of that person, rather than what that person wants them to see. This enables users to gather good feedback about how they are performing, and to proudly display these relationships for the world to see.
The main Talentag site utilizes a plain white background with blue highlights and grey text. The overall feel of the site is that it’s well designed and doesn’t overwhelm the user with useless information or excessive advertising. This allows the new user to find out what they need to know about Talentag without having to wade through pages of nonsense. The main menu is quite simple, with links to “Your profile”, “History”, “Friends” and “Send badges”. This simplicity enables users with a single click to begin utilizing the site by providing very clear options to choose from. The scrolling “Recent activity” feed at the bottom of the homepage gives new users the feel of a site that is highly active, although they do repeat rather rapidly, and the information provided is fairly irrelevant unless the user happens to see information about someone they’re looking up.
Talentag allows users to connect using their Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or Google accounts to login, or they can create a specific Talentag username and password. To begin, new users must click the “Create an account” link, located in the blue box at the center of the Talentag homepage. Required information includes first and last name, email account, and password. After completing these entries, users will proceed by clicking the red “Done” button, at which point they will receive a confirmation email. After following the link contained in the email to activate the new account, users will be automatically logged in and can begin utilizing the Talentag service.
Talentag is an entirely free to use service, enabling users to give feedback, tag others, and look up users at no cost. The site is also completely advertisement free. All of this only helps to make Talentag into a viable solution for businesses wishing to find out more about potential employees, or for users to compile feedback in order to easily assess their strengths and weaknesses as stated by their peers.
Talentag is a solution for users who wish to establish profiles regarding their performance in past and current endeavors in order to both identify areas that may need improvement as well as in order to compile a list of positive feedback to show future employers.