Category: TA

SmartRecruiters: The Next TA Tech Unicorn

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In 2008, Jerome Ternynck announced the launch of a new ATS, SmartRecruiters. He shared his vision for the next era of talent acquisition technology and best-of-breed ATS providers. And, people were interested (including me). Jerome’s last company, Mr. Ted, was a leading ATS acquired by Stepstone, and Jerome was a well-loved expert with a strong… Read more »

Yello and WayUp Merger: A New Look at Early Talent

Yesterday, Yello and WayUp announced a merger to strengthen their early talent and campus recruiting capabilities. Early talent programs have experienced tremendous change and transformation over the past year. Companies have faced new pressures with moving to virtual events, limited student engagement, disparate systems, and a lack of data and insights. Additionally, DEI is a… Read more »

Eightfold AI: What’s Next?

Yesterday, Eightfold AI announced a $220M Series E funding doubling its valuation to over $2B. This Series E funding round is led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and includes investors from previous rounds, including General Catalyst, Capital One Ventures, Foundation Capital, IVP, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Total funding raised to date by Eightfold AI is… Read more »

It is a Good Time to Be in TA Tech: Investments, Acquisitions, and Conversational AI

Since we last published the Aptitude Talent Acquisition Index Report last month, providers have taken more investment from venture capital and private equity firms, increased partnerships and alliances, and acquired smaller providers. If you are interested in TA tech, make sure to follow George LaRocque and WorkTech for all of the latest news on investment… Read more »

New Research: Exceptional Experiences in Talent Acquisition

Experiences define and shape our economy. Consumers are more likely to make additional purchases, refer friends, and remain loyal to a brand when they have an exceptional experience – and a negative experience can wreak havoc on a brand. According to the White House Office of Consumer Affairs study, a dissatisfied customer will tell nine… Read more »

Ethical AI: What TA Leaders Need to Know

It’s hard to find a conversation in TA tech that does not include AI matching. ATS providers are enhancing their capabilities to connect jobs to candidates and candidates to jobs. Providers like HiredScore and Eightfold have gained momentum in the past year and sourcing providers are going to market more aggressively as matching providers. In our latest TA… Read more »

Talent Analytics Part 2: Efficiency

Today, I am joining Eric Sydell, EVP of Innovation at Modern Hire, on a webinar to discuss our latest research on talent analytics. We will be sharing the challenges with data and how companies can use a framework to turn goals and metrics into actions. One of the topics we will cover is efficiency. Sixty-two… Read more »

New Research: TA Buyer’s Guide Top 10 Findings (Part 1)

I am excited to announce that we published our annual talent acquisition buyer’s guide report this week sponsored by Verified First. It serves as a resource for anyone interested in learning more about the trends impacting technology and the requirements critical to making decisions. The talent acquisition technology market is constantly changing, and staying ahead… Read more »

The Future of AI Matching: A Conversation with Tim Sackett

It is hard to find a conversation in TA tech that doesn’t include AI matching. ATS providers are enhancing their capabilities to connect jobs to candidates and candidates to jobs. Providers like HiredScore and Eightfold have gained a lot of momentum in the past year. While SeekOut, a search and sourcing provider, announced that it… Read more »