HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Take the Interview CEO Danielle Weinblatt Selected as a 2014 Workforce Game Changer

August 18, 2014

Company Co-Founder and CEO Recognized for Recruiting Industry Foresight and Continued Innovation 

NEW YORK (August 6, 2014) – Take the Interview, providers of the comprehensive cloud and mobile technology platform that solves the challenges of the interviewing process, announced today that company co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Danielle Weinblatt, was selected by Workforce magazine as a 2014 Game Changer.

The fourth-annual Game Changers awards recognize those next-generation workplace leaders under the age of 40 who have proven themselves dedicated to the growth and success of the HR world. All nominees were judged on their professional accomplishments as well as their other achievements, with the winners selected by Workforce’s senior writers and editors.

“As a leader, Danielle pushes Take the Interview to think beyond the immediate in order to deliver interview management solutions that enable recruiters to better understand and engage with today’s top talent in order to improve hiring across their organization,” said Anthony Cintron, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Take the Interview. “The consummate problem solver, Danielle is the driving force behind TTI with business savvy and industry acumen needed to change the game. She is truly visionary.”

Weinblatt co-founded Take the Interview in 2012 after recognizing a number of inefficiencies in the interview process, including wasted time screening poor-fit candidates. Working to find a better solution for companies and job candidates alike, Weinblatt launched TTI to solve problems across the entire interview process by optimizing communication, standardizing processes, reducing complexity and streamlining workflow, regardless of the interviewing medium being used (video, phone, in-person). Dedicated to researching and developing solutions that solve companies’ complex HR and recruiting challenges, Weinblatt leads TTI as it transforms talent acquisition with its Interview Management Platform™, the only comprehensive cloud and mobile technology platform specifically developed to optimize the interviewing process.

A well-regarded thought leader in the HR technology space, Weinblatt is a sought after public speaker who recently appeared at #HRTechTank, the iRecruit Expo in Amsterdam and the South by Southwest (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals. Weinblatt’s professional experience and business philosophies have also appeared in Forbes, Inc. magazine and The Huffington Post.

“It’s exciting to be named a Game Changer by Workforce magazine for my work with Take the Interview,” commented Weinblatt. “Having worked as a hiring manager, I understand the challenges associated with the talent acquisition process as well as the impact that a poor quality of hire can have on the bottom line, and it’s those problems that TTI aims to solve with our Interview Management Platform.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HCM systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2100 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust for all of your organization’s HCM technology-related consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect

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HRchitect Tech Vendor News: HireVue Announces World’s First Data-Driven Candidate and Interviewer Recommendation Engine

August 7, 2014

HireVue Insights™ examines over 15,000 digital interview attributes to predict which candidates will become top performers and identify which interviewers make the best hiring decisions

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – July 17, 2014 – HireVue, the leading digital recruiting and talent interaction provider, today announced the first predictive candidate and interviewer recommendation engine, HireVue Insights. For the first time, companies can use the power of big data to identify their top candidates and best interviewers based on interaction, hiring and performance attributes. It helps organizations optimize their hiring model and gives talent professionals a competitive edge by reducing guesswork and helping them discover the right candidates more quickly. For candidates, it levels the playing field and gives often overlooked talent a chance.

According to the Talent Board, less than 6% of job applicants get an opportunity to interview for a position. The average position receives approximately 100 applicants, leaving 94 candidates in a black hole – often wondering where they stand and why.  Many have the skills, personality and potential to do the job but don’t get a chance to tell their story. Until now… HireVue Insights uses the power of big data and personalized digital interactions to recommend candidates based on 15,000 interaction, behavioral and performance attributes – and how they correlate to the organizations current top performers.

HireVue Iris™, a patented deep learning analytics engine that powers HireVue Insights, analyzes a unique data set of interactions, feedback and outcomes that never before existed.  Developed by HireVue’s data science team, Iris was built based on over 3 million interview responses. Each candidate interview contains 100,000 times more bytes of data than the resume or profile traditionally used for identifying job candidates. The platform examines attributes in three major categories: interview attributes, behavioral attributes, and performance attributes. Iris’s proprietary algorithms discover patterns and learn which attributes predict performance, then scores each candidate on how they compare to existing top performers.  And, similar to a batting average for hiring managers, Iris also scores interviewers based on how their historic ratings and feedback correlated with hiring and performance outcomes.

“Recruiters and hiring managers rely heavily on instincts, hunches and memory to choose the right candidates, but there isn’t a lot of data to help them predict who will become a top performer, or decide who should be interviewing candidates,” said Mark Newman, CEO of HireVue. “This could be the most important innovation in recruiting in the past 25 years. HireVue Insights analyzes over 100,000 times more data than a resume, all within the context of your organization, your positions and your feedback. It gets smarter over time to become your own personal data-driven hiring model.”

The data science team at HireVue worked closely with customers to develop and configure Insights to meet the unique needs of each company. Customers like Chipotle Mexican Grill and others are already realizing big improvements within their processes.

“Making sure we have the right people on our team is key to our success and we are always looking for tools to help us prioritize our time with the best fit candidates,” said JD Cummings, National Recruiting Consultant at Chipotle Mexican Grill.  “We are excited to be working with HireVue to help enable more informed, data-driven hiring decisions. We are optimistic that HireVue Insights will help our recruiters and hiring managers to respond quickly to top candidates and has the potential to further reduce our time to hire.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HCM systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2100 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust for all of your organization’s HCM technology-related consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: HIREVUE RECOGNIZES CUSTOMER ACHIEVEMENTS WITH DIGITAL DISRUPTOR AWARDS

July 8, 2014
Awards recognize innovative customer organizations who have upended and replaced outdated, inefficient recruiting methods with a modern, digital approach that advances the candidate experience and business goals
 
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—June 13, 2014 – Leading Talent Interaction PlatformTM provider HireVue, today announced the winners of its first annual Digital Disruption Awards. These innovators have reported significant results including incredible candidate feedback and positive impacts to their recruitment brand and bottom line. The awards were presented during a dinner at HireVue’s first annual Digital Disruption Recruiting Conference in Park City, Utah.

Digital Disruptor Award Winners include:

  Best Candidate Experience: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Red Bull, and TMX Finance, were all recognized for having the highest candidate Net Promoter Scores (NPS) among all HireVue customers for the past four consecutive quarters with scores of 70 to 80 quarter after quarter. These scores are nearly triple the average of each winner’s overall industry NPS. Candidates consistently rank each of these winners’ digital recruiting experiences as top-notch, and in return, would recommend their brands to others.

  Best Integrated Brand Experience: UnitedHealth Group and Red Bull, were both recognized for incorporating their brand across digital recruiting channels and digital interviewing landing pages for multiple hiring types including executives, college, military, interns, and more.

  Best Digital Recruiting Launch: Connections Education was recognized for its strategic launch of HireVue and the immediate impact made due of its well thought out and communicated launch. The company expanded its reach and completed 2300 interviews on the HireVue Platform in its first five months alone.

  Best College Recruiting Program: Texas Instruments was awarded for transforming its college recruiting efforts, reporting 90% usage of digital recruiting among campus recruits, and feedback from thousands of candidates who love the flexibility of interviewing anywhere, anytime their busy schedules allow.

  Most Innovative Digital Use Case: Carnival Cruise Lines and Aon Hewitt were both recognized for their innovative use of HireVue, including using digital to audition musicians for Carnival’s fleet of 24 Fun Ships, and using HireVue to conduct live, two-way scenario role plays, as part of Aon Hewitt’s assessment process for one of its key clients.

  Digital Newcomers of the Year: Nordstrom, Siemens, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals, are the newest innovators and digital disruptors of the group, having most recently launched digital recruiting efforts. These winners reported results including dramatic reductions in time to fill, and positive feedback from recruiters, hiring managers and executives who, in one company, called digital recruiting “the most innovative recruiting initiative” to take place over the last 15 years.

  Digital Disruptor Sponsor of the Year: Once again, UnitedHealth Group demonstrated tremendous leadership and advocacy of its digital recruiting efforts across the business. The company has created a positive, integrated candidate experience that has led to the engagement of more than 20,000 candidates in the past five months across several lines of business and positions.

  Recruiter Rock Star Hall of Fame: Marathon Petroleum and Aon Hewitt were both recognized for contributions from individual recruiters who embraced digital, drove adoption across the business, and truly transformed and modernized the recruiting function within their respective organizations.

  Digital Disruptor of the Year (Less than 5,000 employees): Anderson Merchandisers, a top provider of merchandising services and events for retail stores, was recognized for the complete transformation of its recruiting process to digital. After going digital, the company was able to hire 1,025 retail consultants in just five months with HireVue.

  Digital Disruptor of the Year (More than 5,000 employees): JPMorgan Chase was recognized for the leadership displayed by the company’s internal digital recruiting champion, the well thought out launch and ongoing education of HireVue across recruiting teams, and the business results reported, including a 25 percent lift in recruiter productivity, a marked reduction in time to fill, increases in satisfaction of the recruiting process among candidates, recruiters and hiring managers, and more.

  Global Digital Disruptor of the Year: Hilton Worldwide was recognized for its immediate embrace and usage of digital recruiting across the US, Europe and Asia Pacific. In just one year, Hilton conducted more than 12,000 digital interviews worldwide. The company is also using HireVue as part of its military recruiting efforts, underpinning its commitment to hiring 10,000 veterans over the next five years and better enabling them to tell their story. Hilton reports a candidate Net Promoter Score of 72, which is nearly triple the average NPS score of the hospitality industry overall.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by HireVue for consistently having one of the highest candidate Net Promoter Scores among its customers,” said Lindsey Reed-Smith, VP of Talent Acquisition at TMX Finance. “As one of the largest and fastest growing consumer finance companies in the US, we are often hiring in markets where we have no brand recognition. It’s imperative that we provide a digital recruiting experience that reflects who we are as an organization, and what candidates can expect if they join our team. We’re excited to continue to deliver an incredible experience, and reach even more candidates with the convenience and ease of digital recruiting.”

“Our award winners have all demonstrated innovation, leadership, and an appetite to lead and embrace new technologies to improve their respective recruiting functions, ” said Mark Newman, founder and CEO of HireVue. “The results that our winners have reported have not only helped modernize and re- invent recruiting, but have also played a signficant role across the business – helping to bring scale to talent interactions and bringing delight to all of those involved in recruiting great talent in today’s competitive market.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HCM systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2100 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust for all of your organization’s HCM technology-related consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Talent Acquisition Transformation at NBCUniversal: New Case Study from Take the Interview

May 1, 2014

Innovative Strategy Combined with Digital Interviewing Technology Streamlines Recruiting, Promotes Interactive Candidate Experience and Robust Talent Pipeline

NEW YORK (April 22, 2014) – In conjunction with Take the Interview, providers of the comprehensive cloud and mobile technology platform that solves the challenges of the interviewing process, the media giant, NBCUniversal announced details of a new case study, Strategic Talent Acquisition at NBCUniversal. Looking to overhaul their existing talent acquisition efforts, NBCUniversal worked to redevelop their approach to candidate screening, implementing a new careers website and interviewing technology to support the strategy long-term.

Following an acquisition by Comcast, NBCUniversal found itself in the midst of a cultural change. With an opportunity to transform their talent acquisition process, NBCUniversal worked to understand and advance the company’s existing assets and introduced new technology to improve recruiting practices and engage top talent.

The case study details those steps NBCUniversal took to assess the company’s values and external communications before moving to outline their plan of action. Moving to incorporate more engaging content and communication strategies, the study illustrates how social media and digital interviewing revolutionized the candidate experience at NBCUniversal and introduced the company to an extensive talent pool with varied skill sets. Potential candidates can interact with NBCUniversal before applying, to learn more about the company’s values and open requisitions, while recruiters are able to screen and qualify potential employees via video auditions, before moving ahead with additional interviews. The free flow of communication combined with digital interviewing technology have added transparency, improved decision making and reduced time-to-fill.

“NBCUniversal was eager to empower their recruiters, hiring managers and job candidates. Considering an increased focus on the candidate experience through an interactive and convenient process, NBCUniversal had a number of factors to account for, and implementing strategy and technology that includes digital interviewing helped streamline the company’s overall approach,” said Danielle Weinblatt, co-founder and CEO of Take the Interview. “NBCUniversal developed a truly engaging strategy.”

Michelle Amici, head of talent acquisition for technology and engineering for NBCUniversal, commented, “The quicker and more effectively we can identify cultural fit, assess communication skills and evaluate candidates, the better hiring decisions we can make. Digital interviewing has helped us accomplish this goal.”

To access the case study, visit: http://relentless.taketheinterview.com/strategic-talent-acquisition-at-nbcuniversal.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Take the Interview Releases Innovative Mobile Candidate Application

March 10, 2014

Groundbreaking App Provides Immersive Mobile Candidate Experience, Keeping Applicants Engaged throughout Interview Process

NEW YORK (March 3, 2014) – Take the Interview, providers of the comprehensive cloud and mobile technology platform that solves the challenges of the interviewing process, today announced the release of its mobile candidate app. Leveraging advanced mobile technology and high definition video, the app engages job candidates in an intuitive, streamlined and immersive experience from their favorite mobile device.

The use of mobile devices is pervasive today; research from Pew shows that 91 percent of adults in the U.S. have a cell phone, 55 percent have a smartphone and 42 percent own a tablet computer. As mobile device ownership continues to rise, people increasingly expect to be able to use those devices in all aspects of life and work, and the job interview is no exception. Employers that adopt the technology solutions that enable candidates to leverage their mobile devices gain significant competitive advantage. Not only can they save the time and resources typically required for extensive in-person interviews, but they can also better engage those candidates through a rewarding and fun interview process.

With its groundbreaking mobile candidate app, Take the Interview makes it easier than ever to engage job candidates on their mobile devices. Starting with a warm welcome video that explains the mobile interview, candidates are guided through the process with multiple virtual tour touch points that ensure they are prepared and aware of the following steps. They are also informed of how many text-based questions they will be asked and the number of video questions, for which they leverage their device’s camera to record their responses. In addition, candidates benefit from the opportunity to take as many practice interviews they feel are necessary before taking the actual interview.

Take the Interview’s mobile app is entirely immersive and keeps candidates engaged throughout the process. For instance, the app shows the candidate inspirational quotes from historical figures to help motivate them as they progress through the interview. Moreover, with extremely high definition video and iO7 capability, the solution offers enhanced functionality that transforms the interview, not just for the candidate but for the recruiter as well. Recruiters can easily review candidate responses from any mobile or desktop device, thereby speeding up the selection process and helping them hire the right people faster.

“As job seekers rely on their mobile devices to learn about jobs more than ever, and increasingly expect to apply and interview from those devices, today’s employers must be able to meet growing demand for intuitive, mobile-optimized candidate experience,” said Danielle Weinblatt, co-founder and CEO of Take the Interview. “Our mobile candidate app provides the tool that enables employers to replace the stale, old-fashioned interview with a truly modern and engaging process.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: HireVue Announces International Expansion into Europe and Asia Pacific

February 25, 2014

Talent Interaction Platform Provider Appoints Darren Jaffrey to Lead International Operations, Opens Office in London and Outlines Details of EMEA Launch Event

LONDON and SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Leading Talent Interaction Platform™ provider HireVue, today announced international expansion to support its rapidly growing customer base and strong global demand, including users in over 120 countries. HireVue clients include more than 20 percent of the Fortune 100 as well as top global brands such as Vodafone, Random House, and Randstad. Companies use HireVue’s digital recruiting solutions to modernize their existing recruiting efforts through video, social and mobile-enriched interactions.  The platform augments existing HR systems to improve the candidate experience, increase recruiter productivity, and reduce time and costs by upward of 50 percent.

Darren Jaffrey joins HireVue as General Manager, EMEA & APAC, based out of the new HireVue London office, which opened on February 1, 2014.  Jaffrey previously held roles as SVP, International Operations at Taleo and COO at MrTed.  Having worked in London, Singapore and Sydney throughout his career, Jaffrey has proven experience establishing and growing technology-based entrants in Europe and APAC.

“There’s an exciting transformation taking place in workforces around the world. We’re excited to move closer to our growing global customer base and become part of this movement to modernize the way we work,” said Mark Newman, Founder and CEO, HireVue.  “Unlike many companies that take global expansion casually, we’re very serious about our commitment to the local markets in Europe and Asia Pacific.  The combination of Darren’s deep roots in both of these regions and strong track record leading major companies in the HCM category sets HireVue up for great international success.”

“Businesses in Europe and Asia Pacific are inherently more distributed, mobile and need to do more with less.  Existing HR systems lack the world-class candidate experience, speed and consistency provided by HireVue’s talent interaction platform,” said Jaffrey, “The company is poised for explosive growth in the global market by partnering with companies large and small to accelerate and improve the way they recruit talent.”
HireVue’s European launch will be initiated with an invitation-only evening reception on March 26, 2014 at the Hospital Club, London. For more information on HireVue’s services in Europe and to request an invitation their launch event on March 26, please visit: http://learn.hirevue.com/helloemea

The expansion will include in-region technology infrastructure and business operations comprised of customer support, professional services and sales resources. International growth comes on the heels of significant momentum for the company, including recognition such as the Forbes Top 10 “Most Promising Companies in America” list, the Inc. Magazine Hire Power award, the top 50 ranking in Deloitte’s Annual Fast 500, and the Brandon Hall “Best Advance in Talent Acquisition Technology” award. In the past six months, HireVue has also secured a joint collaboration with LinkedIn and an integration agreement with Salesforce, among other partners, as well as announced the acquisition of the world’s most advanced interview coordination software, Reschedge.  These developments have powered an expanded platform that includes HireVue’s flagship digital screening and live interviewing capabilities, as well as new solutions for sourcing, skills validation and onboarding.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: HireVue Brings Interview Scheduling & Coordination into the 21st Century with Reschedge Acquisition

January 29, 2014

Talent Interaction Leader Eases Pain of Scheduling…and Rescheduling…and Rescheduling

SALT LAKE CITY – January 9, 2014 – HireVue, the leading talent interaction and digital recruiting provider, today announced the acquisition of Reschedge, the world’s most advanced interview coordination software. The unique cloud-based solution’s algorithm automatically crawls through calendars to connect the right people at the most convenient time and place. The Reschedge team will be joining the team at HireVue.

Developed by a former Google engineer and MIT alumnus, Reschedge is a first-of-its-kind solution built specifically for interview coordination. It is pre-integrated with popular calendaring systems like Outlook/Exchange and Google, and functions seamlessly across platforms. Utilizing a sophisticated rules-based algorithm that assesses schedules, location availability, interview priority, and sequencing to automatically find available times and meeting locations, Reschedge simplifies the process and makes coordinating interviews easier than ever.

“We’ve heard from our customers that complex calendaring systems, last minute schedule changes and disparate recruiting tools make interview coordination a nightmare,” said Mark Newman, Founder and CEO of HireVue. “Reschedge frees recruiters from administrative burden, allowing them to spend more time interacting with candidates, accelerating recruiting and delivering a better candidate experience. ”

With the acquisition of Reschedge, HireVue customers will be able to leverage its Talent Interaction Platform™ to automatically schedule live video and in-person interviews, as well as onboarding meetings and other talent events.

“Interview scheduling is one of the most complex, mind-numbing, impossible processes to fully automate in recruiting. The variables have detoured solution providers for 20 years from trying to solve this problem, until now,” said Elaine Orler, Chairman and Co-founder of Talent Board and President and Founder of Talent Function Group.  “Reschedge has cracked the code on interview coordination. By managing dynamic calendar invitations, participant preferences, updates/notifications and calendar sync, without involving IT or reconfiguring your ATS, it solves for what might just be the only process in recruiting that had yet to be successfully automated. “

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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