HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Monster and Bullhorn to Integrate Industry Leading People Search for Improved Recruiter Productivity and Efficiency

April 21, 2014

Combination To Provide Best-in-Class Search Experience for Recruiters

Boston, Mass. and Weston, Mass., April 2, 2014 – At a time when staffing and recruiting companies are looking for the best ways to drive their own productivity, Monster and Bullhorn are collaborating to provide recruiters with unprecedented efficiency in contextual search.  Monster (NYSE:MWW), the global leader in successfully connecting people and job opportunities, and Bullhorn, the global leader in recruiting software, today announced the integration of Monster’s Power Resume Search® and SeeMore® cloud solution into the Bullhorn applicant tracking system and customer relationship management solution (ATS/CRM). This landmark combination unites two of the most innovative and functional technology providers for recruiting and staffing firms. The new capabilities are expected to be available on the Bullhorn platform in Q2 2014.

This integrated offering will provide recruiters with an additional layer of cloud-based advanced search solutions to better and more quickly find, compare, rank and manage potential candidates. In a customized and highly integrated fashion, Bullhorn customers will be able to take advantage of Monster’s industry leading Power Resume Search and Monster’s SeeMore cloud solution, revolutionizing how recruiters search and pinpoint candidates from within their own database of resumes.

Some of the features of the combined integration include:

  • The ability to search for resumes from the world’s largest resume database using 6Sense® search technology, allowing recruiters to find the most qualified candidates quickly
  • The ability to use the cloud-based SeeMore search and analytics platform across the customer’s own databases, increasing the value of previously-sourced candidates
  • The ability to move candidates quickly from first look on Monster, to review and submittal via Bullhorn

Staffing firms, whose success depends on speed and quality to fill hundreds of jobs at any given time, have shown strong adoption of Bullhorn’s innovative solutions. To help meet their needs, staffing companies are turning to Bullhorn and Monster to help drive efficiency.

“Monster is a long-time innovator in the recruiting space and this extension of their search technology provides a winning combination to our customers,” said Art Papas, Founder and CEO of Bullhorn. “Bullhorn continues to push forward in developing the most streamlined, productivity-focused solutions for recruiters. Monster’s search integration with Bullhorn will drive unprecedented matching efficiency, with faster access to more qualified candidates.”

“Bullhorn is a true leader in recruiting software and we are delighted to pair Monster’s technology for the benefit of end customers,” said Matthew O’Connor, SVP, Enterprise, Staffing, and Software Solutions at Monster Worldwide. “A recruiter will be able to take full advantage of the data and features in Bullhorn while seamlessly integrating with Monster’s Search and Analytics Platform. This is a powerful combination of two leading platforms.”

“The integration of SeeMore and Bullhorn is a game changer for the industry,” says Rob Lowry, Executive Vice President at Apex Systems. “Our recruiters will have the ability to leverage two great tools together to pinpoint qualified candidates and make our entire recruitment process faster and more efficient.”

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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: Randstad Sourceright Appoints Jason Roberts to Lead Newly Formed Operations Unit

December 9, 2013

Roberts to Leverage Extensive Leadership and Sourcing Industry Expertise to Ensure Superior Client Service Delivery and Strategic Alignment Across Global Talent Leader’s RPO Organization

BOSTON, December 2, 2013 – Randstad Sourceright, a global talent solutions leader, today announced that it has appointed Jason Roberts as vice president of Operations. Roberts brings more than 15 years of leadership and recruiting expertise to oversee Operations unit activities, ensure Randstad Sourceright’s tradition of exceptional service delivery to clients and drive operational excellence across the Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) business.

Roberts joins Randstad Sourceright with extensive experience in the RPO industry. Prior to this role, he served as leader of the Sourcing Center of Excellence and Innovation Lab for the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) division of a multinational management consulting and outsourcing company. In this capacity, he was responsible for developing solutions that focus on helping RPO clients in the technology, consumer packaged goods and retail verticals reach their projected business outcomes. Roberts also held the position of talent acquisition leader for several clients and subsidiaries, where he consistently provided on-time delivery, exceptional innovation and record-setting satisfaction. In addition, he previously led Operations and Optimization in Cisco’s Talent Acquisition organization, managing professional staffing operations and leading the company’s next generation talent acquisition and management endeavor.

“Jason is a proven leader in the RPO space, with a successful career leading staffing initiatives and ensuring client satisfaction for some of the largest and most impressive employment brands,” said Rebecca Callahan, Randstad Sourceright’s president of Recruitment Process Outsourcing. “I am thrilled to welcome Jason to the team, and, given the depth of his experience, I am confident that he is the best person to lead our newly formed Operations unit.”

“It is a great honor to be appointed to lead Randstad Sourceright’s Operations team and work to ensure greater collaboration and alignment across its already strong RPO organization,” said Roberts. “As the company continues to set the bar for excellence in RPO, I look forward to leveraging my previous experience in the field to drive the strategies and process efficiencies that will further differentiate the company as a global RPO leader.”

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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: Introducing Entelo Inside: Helping Employers Leverage Previous Applicants to Find Next Great Hire

October 16, 2013

Breakthrough Solution from Entelo Enables Employers to Maximize the Value of their Recruiting Technology Investments

SAN FRANCISCO (October 9, 2013) – Entelo today announced the launch of Entelo Inside, a groundbreaking new solution that leverages Entelo’s real-time social data, advanced search technology and predictive analytics engine to enable employers to tap into an often underutilized source of candidates: the people who have previously applied to their companies.

At a time when candidates learn new skills and develop their expertise faster than ever, the information organizations maintain in their applicant tracking systems (ATS) and candidate relationship management (CRM) systems about previous applicants can quickly become outdated. Such older data represents missed opportunities for talent acquisition, as the employer may not realize the perfect candidate is right in front of them. Entelo Inside was developed to address this issue by integrating directly with an employer’s ATS and CRM technology to help ensure that high-quality candidates are not passed over simply because the individual’s data within the company’s databases is not current.

Entelo Inside works across CRM and ATS platforms, ensuring data from the company’s list of previous applicants is matched with robust Entelo profiles built from real-time social data. Delivered through a proprietary interface, Entelo Inside allows for a multitude of advanced searches to be run and enables previous applicants to be stack-ordered by various metrics that correlate with expertise and experience. In addition, the solution identifies and provides early indicators, using Entelo’s proprietary algorithm, that a previous applicant may be considering a job change, helping employers gain the upper hand in recruiting top talent.

“In today’s competitive hiring environment, employers need the insight to identify the best candidates and engage with them before their competitors do,” said Jon Bischke, founder and CEO of Entelo. “Entelo Inside gives our clients a significant advantage by providing up-to-date, relevant information about their qualified previous applicants, helping them utilize this under-tapped source of hire. Within days of deploying Entelo Inside, employers can gain tremendous insights based on their own rich data and candidate pools and maximize their recruitment technology investments by engaging with the candidates who are a great fit for their open positions.”

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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: Saba’s Next-Generation Talent Management Platform Gets Even Smarter with Machine Learning

July 19, 2013

Company Continues Bold Innovation in Social, Mobile, Learning and User Engagement to Transform Talent Management – Adoption of Saba Cloud Grows to More Than 11.1 Million Cloud Subscribers

 

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – July 17, 2013 – Saba (OTCPink: SABA), a global leader in next-generation cloud solutions for talent management, today announced that it has built patent pending machine learning technology into its open, standards-based talent management platform. This bold innovation adds to the company’s advanced cloud platform that was announced this past March at People 2013, Saba’s annual global user conference. In addition, the company has continued to enhance end user engagement and several other key features of its platform, including social, mobile and core learning functionalities. All these enhancements are critical for transforming learning and talent management processes and helping organizations to meet the challenges in today’s New World of Work.

Constructed from the ground up, Saba’s platform incorporates enterprise social networking technology and big data. Machine learning is a set of intelligent algorithms built on top of the big data platform to understand user preferences, likes and aspirations and then guide each person with a relevant and personalized development path. With this type of intelligence built into the platform, Saba Cloud can continuously learn about the needs of end users and automatically provide intelligent recommendations about the people, content and ideas that help employees be more productive on the job and effectively develop in their careers. Saba’s intelligent platform also takes the end user experience to the next level by constantly providing users with the most relevant and useful content automatically, without having to search for it.

“We continue to deliver innovation in our Saba Cloud platform to enhance what we believe is the most scalable, secure and intelligent in the industry,” said Shawn Farshchi, interim CEO at Saba. “Our more than 11.1 million cloud-based users, across the globe, are benefitting from Saba’s approach to talent management, one that focuses on people development and empowerment in the new world of work.”

In addition to the intelligent machine learning, Saba also has made innovative enhancements in several other areas of its people development platform, including:

•             Social: The Saba Cloud platform now provides clients with the ability to transform traditional talent management processes with social and collaboration technology at their own pace. Through a simple administrative control, clients can turn their social features on and off with a flip of a switch to fit their business needs. Saba has enhanced the ability for experts, throughout the organization, to create and contribute content via robust idea labs, and streamlined document and link sharing. The user additionally has the ability to record videos using high-definition video and audio and then share that content through video channels with a single click.

•             Mobile: Saba Cloud’s mobile offering, one of the most secure and comprehensive available, supports iOS and Android operating systems that together address over 80 percent of all mobile devices. Saba Cloud’s updated mobile capabilities include the ability to access virtual classroom sessions and meetings through secure single sign-on, the ability to complete and track learning activities including on-the-job training, connect with co-workers, collaborate in groups, participate in discussions, and also provide social rewards and feedback. An important security feature, users have the ability to automatically wipe sensitive corporate training data from mobile devices automatically after a configurable period of time.

•             Learning: All Saba Cloud capabilities have learning at their core. Saba has a single unified platform with built-in social, mobile and collaboration technologies combined with learning. As a result, the company has some of the most robust solutions for all types of learning including traditional, mobile, social and unified virtual classroom. Saba also recently introduced new e-commerce capabilities to support for-profit training for extended enterprise ecosystems of customers and partners.

•             Engaging: Saba Cloud is designed for end users. Saba’s people-centric design provides a personalized, relevant and engaging user experience for managers and employees with built-in social rewards and feedback such as badges, impressions, PQ scores, sentiment analysis, and much more. This ensures employees are not only engaged with the Saba Cloud solution, but also with each other. Couple this with its elegant, simple and easy-to-use user interface, and Saba Cloud helps employees, managers and administrators achieve their corporate and personal workplace goals.

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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: Rover.com Partners with First Advantage for Background Screening Solutions for Dog Sitters

July 2, 2013

– Man’s Best Friend Gains Assurance that

Rover.com’s Dog Sitters are the Best-of-the-Best –

 

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (June 25, 2013) – First Advantage, a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company and the leading global provider of screening analytics and identity solutions, today announced that the online community Rover.com has selected its background screening services.

Seattle-based Rover.com, the digital dog boarding leader that connects dog owners with approved, reviewed and insured pet sitters, currently has more than 120,000 dog lovers enrolled. Rover.com provides access to sitters in over 4,300 cities and has approximately 1,000 sitter options in each of the top 25 U.S. markets.

Rover.com offers its users many benefits, including both an online and mobile experience, backend support that verifies and reviews sitters, opt-in sitter insurance coverage, and a satisfaction guarantee commitment. It also provides seven-days-a-week, 24-hour access to both licensed veterinarians via VetLIVE and customer emergency service support. Customer satisfaction is one of the main goals, and overall the Rover.com dog sitting feedback is enormously positive, with more than 94 percent of the reviewed stays receiving five-star ratings.

“At Rover.com we are committed to the most comprehensive dog sitting experience possible,” said Aaron Easterly, CEO of Rover.com. “Part of this process involves ensuring our sitters have been properly screened by an industry leader, which is why we are partnering with First Advantage. This is just one more example of how Rover.com is rethinking how dog boarding is done and leading the industry.”

Understanding that the right information is critical in propelling faster, more informed business and people decisions, First Advantage is the global leader in rigorous employment screening services and helps employers conduct criminal searches, manage wellness programs and substance abuse testing, ensure proper identity and eligibility, and track credentials and references. The company is able to deliver a high level of expertise, counseling and guidance, while providing the key data needed to make the right decisions. More than 41,000 global clients rely on First Advantage to determine the background eligibility of workers and provide certification that the individual has passed the screening with the company’s specific criteria.

Mark Parise, CEO of First Advantage, said, “Rover.com and First Advantage share common values and an approach to serving our clients. Our solutions are  an integral component in the Rover Pack, ensuring the highest levels of trust, reliability and customer satisfaction.”

About Rover

Rover.com is a trusted online community that connects dog owners with local dog sitters. Rover.com was created because dog owners need sitters who are as reliable and loving as family. Since dogs give so much affection to their owners, the company is jumping through hoops so people can find home stays that their dogs will love. The company has thousands of qualified sitters nationwide who love dogs and are eager to add the personal touch that each dog is accustomed to at home. Rover.com maintains the mission of creating a safe, loving home for dogs even when owners are away by offering an alternative to traditional caged boarding facilities, or family, friends and neighbors who are often asked to sit in a pinch.

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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 WINS MOST INNOVATIVE RECRUITING PRODUCT AT 2013 RECRUITING INNOVATION SUMMIT

June 18, 2013

HireVue Wins Most Innovative Recruiting Product at 2013 Recruiting Innovation Summit

CodeVue, the Leading Digital Interviewing Provider’s Revolutionary Technical Recruiting Platform, Helps Employers Identify, Screen and Engage Top Technical Talent Faster

SALT LAKE CITY (June 3, 2013) – HireVue, the leading on-demand digital interviewing platform provider, is pleased to announce that its groundbreaking CodeVue™ technical recruiting solution was awarded the Most Innovative Recruiting Product at ERE’s 2013 Recruiting Innovation Summit in San Francisco on May 15.  CodeVue was selected by conference attendees for its transformative approach to helping employers recruit, screen and validate the skills of technical talent.

With unemployment rates for technical talent below 2.5 percent, the timing couldn’t be better for a recruiting solution like CodeVue. Companies across all industries and of every size need more innovative resources to attract both active and passive candidates in this competitive market.

CodeVue is a cloud-based digital recruiting platform designed to rapidly identify, engage and screen technical talent through online digital interviews. HireVue’s first-of-its-kind technical recruiting solution enables tech talent to conveniently showcase their coding skills through a series of challenge questions during the already candidate-friendly digital interviewing process that HireVue has become known for. Recruiters and hiring managers then review the results of these responses (or challenges) and, in combination with their video responses and input from other stakeholders, are able to make better informed, data-driven hiring decisions regardless of their technical background.

During the Recruiting Innovation Summit’s “Unveilings – Innovative New Recruiting Products” sessions, some of the industry’s most forward-thinking recruiting professionals had the opportunity to experience recruiting technologies with the potential to fundamentally change the recruiting world.  CodeVue was named by attendees as the Most Innovative Product, elected the winner among revolutionary technologies from the market’s leading solution providers.

“HireVue continues to develop and deliver the technologies that support positive employment brand, improve the interview process and help employers engage with the right talent faster, despite persistent talent shortages. With the launch of CodeVue, we’ve taken digital interviews to a new level, empowering recruiters – whether technical or not – to screen and validate candidates’ skills and connect with the individuals that will allow them to remain innovative and competitive,” said Mark Newman, founder and CEO of HireVue. “We are honored to be recognized as an innovator by ERE, the Recruiting Innovation Summit, and some of the industry’s most cutting edge recruiting professionals for the impact that our solutions have on the talent acquisition process and our clients’ overall business success.”

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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: SilkRoad Connections Brings Together Customers and Industry Thought Leaders

May 17, 2013

SilkRoad Connections Brings Together Global Customers and Industry Thought Leaders to Empower HR

SilkRoad, a leading global provider of cloud-based social talent management solutions, will bring together several hundred customers, partners and employees at its fourth annual SilkRoad Connections, taking place at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida, on May 19 – 22, 2013.

SilkRoad’s Global User Event connects international Life Suite® software solutions customers with industry thought leaders and SilkRoad experts over the course of three days to share, experience and discuss the latest innovations in social talent management.  Industry and product-related sessions will help HR leaders to increase business performance using SilkRoad’s cloud-based software solutions.

Highlights of this year’s conference include:

  • Keynotes by Dan Pink, author of New York Times bestsellers A Whole New Mind and Drive, and Bob Kelleher, award-winning author of LOUDER THAN WORDS: 10 Practical Employee Engagement Steps That Drive Results and Creativeship, A Novel for Evolving Leaders.
  • Social Talent Management sessions that will address integrating social media into everyday HR to reach candidates more effectively and foster employee collaboration and communication.
  • Mobile Talent Management sessions where attendees will discover how mobile learning, benefits, recruitment and performance delivers business agility and improved employee and candidate experience.
  • HR Management sessions that will provide first-hand accounts from SilkRoad customers on using HRMS solutions to unburden HR with everyday administrative tasks, allowing them to focus on the transformative elements of the job.

“SilkRoad Connections is one of the premier events of the year for people interested in cutting-edge strategies for engaging and developing employees,” said Edward Vesely, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer at SilkRoad.  “In today’s competitive marketplace, where talent is often the deciding factor between success and failure, Connections gives our customers the critical tools and knowledge to make strategic HR decisions that drive real results.”

For more information about SilkRoad Connections, visit http://users.silkroad.com.

About SilkRoad

SilkRoad is a leading global provider of end-to-end HR solutions that enable customers to find, attract, develop, and retain the best talent.  The award-winning SilkRoad® Life Suite® solution set includes Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, Talent Portal, and HRMS solutions that are easy to deploy, easy to use, and affordable.  Powered by social, mobile, analytic, and cloud technology, it’s everything you need in one platform to engage your people and rapidly boost business performance.  Visit www.silkroad.com, follow them on Twitter @SilkRoadTweets or call 866-329-3363 (U.S. toll free) or +1-312-574-3700.

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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


HireVue Secures $22 Million to Modernize and Reinvent the Recruiting Process…from HireVue

August 31, 2012

 

Cloud-Based Digital Interview Platform Makes Archaic Interviewing Process Up to Ten Times Faster, Consistent and Data-Driven

 

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

Leading on-demand digital interviewing platform provider, HireVue, Inc. announced the close of $22 million in funding including a $17 million Series C equity round, led by Investor Growth Capital, and an expansion of the company’s debt facility. Granite Ventures, who led HireVue’s previous round, Peterson Ventures, who led HireVue’s A-round, new investors Rose Park Advisors, and the law firm of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati also supported this round.

Fueled by the emergence of social and mobile recruiting, many companies now receive more than 100 applicants for a given position, and 68 percent of employers report that more than half of those candidates are not qualified for the position, according to the Talent Board’s Candidate Experience Report. What’s more, employers are confined by age-old means of screening and interviewing those candidates to narrow the field and find the right talent.

To streamline their hiring processes, more than 10 percent of Fortune 100 companies currently use the HireVue on-demand digital interview platform, and have reported a vastly improved and more convenient experience for their candidates while being able to screen exponentially more people in less time. The HireVue cloud-based platform takes recruiting into the 21st century, making interviews available on-demand. Qualified candidates simply respond to interview questions at their own convenience from a computer, tablet or smartphone, and employers can then watch interview responses anytime, anywhere. Since responses are captured digitally, they can be objectively compared, rated and shared with other members of the hiring team.

“HireVue’s on-demand digital interviews are a game-changer for anyone who’s hiring. Already being used by hundreds of global companies and small businesses, HireVue’s quickly becoming the new digital standard for making interviewing a consistent, data-driven process,” said Phil Dur, Managing Director at Investor Growth Capital. “Leading this round of funding is an incredible opportunity for us to be an integral part of a company with tremendous growth potential.”

“HireVue is effectively changing the way that people around the world are getting hired,” said David Bradford, chief executive officer at HireVue, Inc. “Bringing in this diverse, world-class group of funding partners further validates the need for a solution like HireVue’s and solidly fuels the company’s aggressive plans to modernize recruiting and expand our services to a global job market. With the U.S. unemployment rate at more than 8 percent, despite millions of open jobs, I cannot think of a better time to address this critical problem.”

In previous rounds, the company raised a total of $6 million and has built its management team along with sales and support organizations to take the company to a new level of growth and expansion of its services. HireVue currently employs more than 60 professionals, and provides its services to more than 300 companies, including: Walmart, Nike, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, eBay, Nestle, GEICO, Dow Jones and more. The influx of investment capital will be focused on strategic investments in research and development (R&D), sales and marketing, client services, and global expansion.

As the series leader, Investor Growth Capital is a global venture capital firm backed by Investor AB, with offices in Menlo Park, New York, Beijing, and Stockholm. The firm manages an evergreen fund with more than 100 portfolio companies worldwide and assets exceeding $1.5 billion.  Founded in 1916, Investor AB, the sole limited partner in IGC, is the largest listed industrial holding company in Northern Europe whose investments include AstraZeneca, Ericsson and NASDAQ OMX, amongst others.

Rose Park Advisors, a new investment partner for HireVue, is a specialized investment firm focused on identifying investment opportunities by applying the concept of disruptive innovation. Harvard Business School’s Clayton Christensen, The New York Times best-selling author of The Innovator’s Dilemma, and architect of the disruptive innovation framework founded the firm in 2007, along with his son Matt Christensen.

“HireVue has effectively digitized and modernized the way that people around the world will vie for and secure their next job,” said Matt Christensen, CEO and Portfolio Manager of Rose Park Advisors. “We saw an opportunity to be a part of something we believe has enormous potential as a ‘disruptive innovation’ and we jumped at the chance to take HireVue to the next level.”

Granite Ventures and Peterson Ventures both participated in HireVue’s previous funding rounds. Granite Ventures is largely focused on funding early-stage technology companies in sectors where they believe partners have deep domain expertise, broad industry knowledge and significant investment experience. Peterson Ventures partners with entrepreneurs and founders of great companies, providing strategic input, operational assistance, and access to an influential and expert network of partners. Based in Salt Lake City, Peterson Ventures has invested in many successful companies including JetBlue, Asurion, and Instashred. Also contributing to this round is Robin Ferracone, CEO of Farient Advisors, a leading independent executive compensation and performance consulting firm. Ferracone is a veteran HR executive and the former president of Mercer Consulting’s HR practice.

To learn more about HireVue, please visit www.hirevue.com

 

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) and Talent Management 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 15 years in business working on over 1800 successful engagements for more than 800 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


Advanced Personnel Systems releases SmartSearch® Version 16…from Advanced Personnel Systems

May 14, 2012

 

Newest version features “Search My Way” search enhancements, smart phone Apps for mobile recruiting, and upgrades to Social Media And Recruiting Toolkit (S.M.A.R.T.)

 

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the maker of SmartSearch® recruiting business software announces the release of its new Version 16.

The latest version of SmartSearch features a new user-configurable search interface called Search My Way that allows each user to define preferred search parameters and drag data sections into any order. This simplifies and streamlines most common searches to find candidates faster. The Search My Way function includes an option to harness the “Power Search” tools engine for Monster.com integrated resume search. Version 16 also offers cross-database searching for large clients with multiple database environments.

In tandem with the v16 release, SmartSearch rolls out updates to its built-in Mobile Access module with the addition of two new Apps for Android and iPhone, both available for download at the smart phone App store. The new Apps feature an updated interface and adds new features to mobile capabilities such ability to view documents, match candidates to jobs, and additional access to Work-In-Progress dashboard items.

“In addition to the highly anticipated Apps for recruiters, we’ll soon be releasing an optional Apps for Candidates and Hiring Managers,” said Doug Coull, CEO at APS, “These Apps will be branded to the company site to complement existing web presence.”

Version 16 also features a S.M.A.R.T. (Social Media And Recruiting Toolkit) menu that brings new and existing social media integrations together in one convenience place. Built-in search tools reach across social networks to find people, post jobs, view and update activity on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and easily import candidates and contacts to the SmartSearch database either individually or in bulk.

Version 16 enhances SmartSearch text messaging capability in partnership with TextHub.com to better support mobile recruiting, and adds optional integration with ProveIt! – one of the nation’s leading skill/knowledge assessment services. Users also have access to added job posting options via new integrations available with Glassdoor.com and Simply Hired to expand recruiting reach across the web, and posting jobs to selected niche sites such as Rig Zone and Oil Careers.

SmartSearch new version expands self-configuration options that allow Admin Users to define pre-set user “roles” to make it easier and faster to add new users by pre-populating access rights, roles, permissions, groups, location, and interface settings. User self-config is also enhanced to set personal preferences, streamline data fields to manage workflow, and apply Shortcuts to any activities defined in the built-in applicant tracking toolsets.

The SmartSearch recruiting software is best known for the ability to seamlessly integrate with existing systems and applications for managing all employment-related information from one easy to use interface.

For more information on SmartSearch, please visit www.smartsearchonline.com

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) and Talent Management 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 15 years in business working on over 1800 successful engagements for more than 800 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


HireVue Reports Strong First Quarter with Triple Digit Sales Growth and 25 New Enterprise Customers…from HireVue

May 10, 2012

 

Rapid Adoption of HireVue’s Trailblazing Digital Interviewing Solutions Continue as Company Celebrates Most New Client Relationships in a Single Quarter

 

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

HireVue, providers of an amazing new way to interview – on demand – today announced results for its first quarter, ending April 30, 2012. During the quarter, the company reported year over year sales growth in excess of 300 percent, 25 new enterprise customers, 20 renewals, new strategic alliances, and introduced the world’s first mobile interviewing app.

Building upon the substantial growth experienced throughout the previous fiscal year, HireVue began the first quarter of 2012 with exceptional results. Breaking several company records for individual quarter performance, during Q1, the company signed its highest number of multi-year contracts, had the most net new clients join HireVue’s roster of valued customers, and experienced the greatest number of expansions and renewals in a single quarter. The company also added world-class talent to its engineering, support, professional services, sales and marketing teams.

Companies often become overwhelmed by applicant volume in today’s hyper social recruiting environment, creating a critical screening and selection bottleneck in the recruiting process. HireVue’s industry leading solutions – Digital Interview Platform™, On Demand Interviews™ and the recently released HireVue App™ – help organizations replace inefficient phone screens and bad interviews with consistent, high-quality digital interviews. With HireVue, employers are able to screen and interview up to ten times faster, nine times cheaper and 100 percent better than outdated interviewing methods.

“Digital interviewing promises to forever change the business landscape for the better, and we are proud to be at the forefront of this growing market,” said David Bradford, CEO of HireVue. “In this first quarter, some of the world’s most powerful brands have recognized the value of our groundbreaking platform, resulting in record-setting performance. We look forward to maintaining this remarkable momentum and to working with employers who wish to modernize how they select and manage talent.”

To learn more about HireVue, please visit www.hirevue.com

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) and Talent Management 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 15 years in business working on over 1800 successful engagements for more than 800 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


JobApp Unveils Bold New Look, Redesigned Website, Revised Product Lineup…from JobApp

May 5, 2012

 

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

JobApp, the talent management solution that makes it easier and faster for companies to hire the best person for the right job, right now, has changed the game for how talent management companies represent themselves.

JobApp’s recently unveiled new website applies the bright, bold look and feel of classic graphic novels, and it features superheroes to engage site visitors. The new JobApp website also reveals a new, streamlined organization and nomenclature for the company’s products and services.

The new look and feel embodies and evokes how JobApp’s technology and services help companies quickly, seamlessly and cost-effectively find, assess, hire, onboard and engage the best person for the right job; eliminate HR paperwork; efficiently and confidently meet hiring compliance and tax credit concerns; and effortlessly employ performance management to determine a new employee’s best next move in the company.

“Since our inception, JobApp has been known as an industry leader and innovator, with our unique phone and online candidate-application systems, our at-a-glance five-star candidate rating system, and our seamless technology for streamlining and automating HR processes,” said Blake Helppie, JobApp CEO.

“Today,” Helppie said, “we’re upping the ante on all of that. We’re presenting a new way of representing talent management to the world — as being bold, heroic and powerful.”

“Just as life is for the companies we represent in myriad lines of business, the world of talent management is fast-paced, exciting and constantly moving,” Helppie said. “We wanted a new look and feel that would project that sense of speed, power and dexterity.”

The new organization of JobApp’s products and services more logically follows the HR processes of the employee life cycle. Most noticeably on the new site, a primary navigation window for Solutions includes second-level windows for FindHire,ManageTraining and The Salaried Solution.

For more information on JobApp, please visit www.jobappnetwork.com

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) and Talent Management 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 15 years in business working on over 1800 successful engagements for more than 800 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


The King of Digital Interviewing Welcomes the King of Interviewing to Advisory Board…from HireVue

May 1, 2012

 

Legendary Broadcaster and Interviewing Expert Larry King to Help HireVue Shape the Future of Digital Interviewing

 

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit across a desk from the King of interviewing?  Now you can find out. Legendary television and radio host Larry King has joined digital interviewing provider HireVue’s new advisory board. The well-known personality, former host of Larry King Live, co-founder of Ora.TV and one of the world’s best interviewers, joins the advisory board to help evangelize the value of digital interviewing and position HireVue as an industry leader.

HireVue recently established its advisory board to help guide the direction of the company and its ground-breaking solutions as it expands its presence in the market.  King is the first of several high-profile advisors to accept HireVue CEO David Bradford’s invitation to help shape the future of digital interviewing.

“The business of interviewing is tough, which is why I see the value in giving businesses a way to ensure their resources are invested in those individuals who are right for their company,” said King. “The team at HireVue has created innovative products that revolutionize the way employers evaluate and identify the best talent. As a member of the advisory board, I plan to help the company continue to grow and accelerate its success.”

King is perhaps best known as the former host of Larry King Live, CNN’s most watched and longest running program, with more than one million viewers nightly.  As host, King has sat across from some of the world’s most influential political leaders, celebrities, innovators and personalities. No stranger to taking interviews on the road, King has conducted interviews at the White House, from guests’ prison cells, their homes and other unique locations.  Master of the art, he is known for booking some of the most difficult guests to reach and providing an interview that truly showcases the interviewee.

His new venture, Ora.TV, is an online, on-demand network that will launch later this year to provide high-quality video programming for phones, tablets, connected television and other devices.  Founded by King and Carlos Slim Helú, the network will be home to King’s trademark interviews with the world’s leading voices.

“HireVue created the advisory board to help us continue to improve the interview process and bring new value to our customers,” said Bradford. “Larry King is regarded as a pioneer in the broadcasting field and has mastered the interview across all media – print, radio, and TV; it’s only natural that digital and On Demand would be his next steps! We’re honored to have Larry join us and look forward to the invaluable insight he will provide.”

King recently participated in a HireVue On Demand Interview where he shared his experiences and insights on interviewing.  Employers and candidates can see and hear what King’s favorite interview question is by visiting: http://new.hirevue.com/company/blog/contributors/larry-king/.

To learn more about HireVue, please visit www.hirevue.com

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) and Talent Management 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 15 years in business working on over 1800 successful engagements for more than 800 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


iCIMS Reports Record Q1 Results…from iCIMS

April 5, 2012

 

Fresh off growth equity transaction, SaaS HR solution provider significantly grows client base and staff; accelerates investment in product development

 

HRchitect featured iCIMS in our release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors that businesses should consider. Adam Feigenbaum and Susan Vitale from iCIMS previously appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle.

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

iCIMS, a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition software solutions for growing businesses, released its Q1 results, reporting major client growth in small business and mid-market segments. This growth is indicative of the expansion forecasted in early 2012 when the company announced that it secured a minority investment from Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC.

New subscriptions grew by more than 100% versus Q1 2011, with particular strength in new customer acquisitions in the healthcare, energy, and retail verticals. Results compared with Q1 2011 metrics are as follows:

• A 71% increase in healthcare clients signed
• A four-fold increase in energy clients signed
• Double the number of retail customers signed

Some top names among iCIMS’ new clients include:  Hooters of America, LLC, Therapeutic Alternatives, TAS Energy Inc., and Sunbelt Rentals, Inc. Another noteworthy achievement was marked by a 55% increase in new small business customer acquisitions and a 50% gain in mid-market clients as compared to 2011.

To accommodate the needs of iCIMS’ growing client base, in Q1 iCIMS released version 11.3 of its flagship product, the Talent Platform. This new release features Social Apply and Social Resume, which allow candidates to apply for positions using their social media profiles and enables recruiters to view candidates’ dynamic resume details within the applicant tracking solution.  When paired with iCIMS’ Social Recruit technology, clients can easily post jobs to hundreds of social media outlets with a click of a button.  Additionally, iCIMS rolled out a newly integrated I-9 and E-Verify solution for clients leveraging its Onboard product. The technology powers automated and paperless preparation, signing, management, auditing, and storage of I-9s forms, as well as automatic E-Verify submission.

To support its aggressive growth trajectory, the company plans to invest further in marketing, product development, and personnel. In Q1 alone, iCIMS filled more than 30 positions, a 60% increase from Q1 2011 and a 14% increase from the staff count in Q4 2011. The new hires are concentrated in the company’s technology, marketing, and account management departments. To accommodate current and future staff as well as the organization’s expected growth plans, iCIMS relocated the corporate headquarters to a larger, “Class A” facility in nearby Matawan, NJ in March.

“The impressive stats that we have attained in quarter one are not just great start to the New Year, but are also an amazing introduction to our new home here in Matawan,” said Colin Day, Chief Executive Officer, iCIMS, Inc. “The competitive landscape has changed, but our results this quarter illustrate clients’ continued interest in easy-to-use, best-of-breed Talent Acquisition software that is backed by a commitment to an excellent customer experience. With a start like this, we’re optimistic this will be iCIMS’ best year yet,” Day concluded.

For more information on iCIMS, please visit www.icims.com

To learn more about HRchitect’s expertise in HR technology strategy, selection and implementation services, and how HRchitect can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


SmartSearch® recruiting software new v16 release features S.M.A.R.T. – Social Media And Recruiting Toolbox…from Advanced Personnel Systems

April 4, 2012

 

Advanced Personnel Systems adds search/import integration with LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter for sourcing, promoting jobs, and networking

 

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the maker of SmartSearch® recruiting business software announces that its new Version 16 upgrade is scheduled for release on April 30, 2012. Version 16 features a new S.M.A.R.T.® (Social Media And Recruiting Toolbox) menu that consolidates a number of existing features and adds new functions to a toolkit that can be displayed on the built-in Work-In-Progress (WIP) dashboard.  The S.M.A.R.T.® menu brings new and existing social media integrations together in one convenience place.

The S.M.A.R.T.®  menu features a new LinkedIn search/import function that allows users to search, view and import LinkedIn connections either one at a time or in bulk, as either candidates or contacts for business development, sourcing, and referral networking. The candidate search/import function is similar to existing SmartSearch® integrations with major job boards such as Monster, CareerBuilder and DICE for creating or updating candidate records and profiles. When adding an individual candidate or contact, users will have the option to enter a LinkedIn URL to create a new record. When viewing an existing candidate or contact record, SmartSearch® auto-searches for a corresponding LinkedIn profile and can display recent LinkedIn posts all on one screen.

In addition, when viewing a candidate or contact profile, SmartSearch® stores associated Twitter account information, allowing users to view recent Tweets from within the profile.

SmartSearch® customers can also use the S.M.A.R.T.® menu to post jobs and status updates to their LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook profiles, and view their profile “wall” from within the application.

The SmartSearch® recruiting software is best known for the ability to seamlessly integrate with existing systems and applications for managing all employment-related information from one easy to use interface.

For more information on SmartSearch, please visit www.smartsearchonline.com

To learn more about HRchitect’s expertise in HR technology strategy, selection and implementation services, and how HRchitect can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HireIQ Earns Taleo Enterprise Passport Certification…from HireIQ

April 4, 2012

 

Leading virtual interviewing solution now pre-integrated with Taleo’s Enterprise talent acquisition suite

 

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

HireIQ Solutions, Inc., the innovative company that improves the hiring and recruiting process for customer-facing organizations, announced today that its InterviewIQ solution has earned Taleo Passport certification to provide virtual interviewing services through the Taleo Enterprise talent acquisition platform. Joint HireIQ and Taleo Enterprise customers can now take advantage of pre-integration between the two solutions to seamlessly create, administer and evaluate virtual interviews.

HireIQ joins Taleo’s broad and elite network of Passport Certified partners. The partnership between HireIQ and Taleo helps joint customers extend their electronic talent management processes to include text-response and voice response virtual interviews and language assessments, streamlining the cumbersome and time-consuming steps of early-stage candidate screening. Nearly half of Fortune 100 companies and over 5,000 organizations worldwide across all industries use Taleo’s on-demand talent management platform.

“We are delighted to have completed our Taleo Passport certification,” said Dan Drechsel, chief executive officer at HireIQ. “The certified, pre-integrated solution ensures joint customers of a well-developed, thoroughly-tested integration that can be quickly and easily deployed in their environments.”

InterviewIQ uses media-rich web and voice response technologies to lead an applicant through a series of text-based and voice response questions that are configured to each customer’s unique requirements. Interviews conducted through InterviewIQ can be designed to test the applicant’s customer service aptitude, critical thinking, math skills, grammar proficiency and communication skills. As a web-based application, InterviewIQ allows applicants to complete their interviews when it is convenient for them and stores their responses for a recruiter or hiring manager to evaluate later. This effectively expands the reach and effectiveness of a company’s recruiting team. InterviewIQ is provided on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) basis which means customers can be using the application and interviewing candidates within hours.

For more information on HireIQ, please visit www.hireiqinc.com

To learn more about HRchitect’s expertise in HR technology strategy, selection and implementation services, and how HRchitect can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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