Sale brings together two best-of-breed solutions to deliver a more comprehensive talent management platform
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Bernard Hodes Group, an Omnicom company, today announced that it has signed an agreement to sell its award-winning talent acquisition product, Hodes iQ, to Technomedia, a leading provider of integrated talent and learning management solutions for global organizations. The newly combined company will operate under the name Technomedia-Hodes iQ in the US, and Technomedia elsewhere in the world, and serve hundreds of customers across the globe.
The transaction builds on Hodes iQ’s leadership position in the talent acquisition marketplace and Technomedia’s dominance in learning and performance management, giving the newly formed company a broader product set and the development resources, scalability and expertise required to meet the growing market for comprehensive talent management solutions.
“This was not an easy decision to make. In Hodes iQ we created a fantastic software tool and grew it into the market leader that it is today,” said Alan Schwartz, CEO, Bernard Hodes Group. “However, we always strive to do what’s best for our clients and merging Hodes iQ into Technomedia will do just that, providing our customers with a stronger product suite that is still seamlessly connected with Hodes. Technomedia is a software company that will continue to grow and improve the iQ technology, allowing Bernard Hodes Group to dedicate all of our focus to servicing our valued customers. What is best for our clients is best for us.”
Technomedia was recently cited as the leader in Customer Satisfaction in the Global Enterprise segment of Bersin & Associates’ Talent Management Systems Customer Satisfaction survey. Hodes iQ has also been profiled in Bersin & Associates’ leading Talent Acquisition Systems report for many years, including the latest study released in April, 2011 where it was ranked highly for its candidate management capabilities, social media recruiting innovations, and intelligent search technology via TalentScout.
“In Hodes iQ we found a partner that shares our passion for the customer and our vision for the future of talent management for global organizations,” said Alain Latry, President and CEO of Technomedia. “Together, we can deliver a more robust end-to-end solution allowing companies to not only recruit and source the best talent, but see how those tie back into other areas of the talent lifecycle and truly assess quality of hire.”
For more information on Hodes iQ, please visit www.hodesiq.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect