Talent Acquisition Technology: Innovation from Ireland

Last summer, I was invited by Enterprise Ireland to attend an event in Dublin and learn about some of the leading technology companies in talent acquisition and talent management. Enterprise Ireland is the Government agency in Ireland responsible for supporting Irish businesses in the manufacturing and internationally traded service sectors. Eight hundred Irish owned companies operate across all 50 US states and Enterprise Ireland supports many of these providers. Not surprising, talent and HR is a growing area of investment. Enterprise Ireland helps these businesses to start-up, innovate and ultimately, to achieve global success. It gives them the support and guidance that many stat-ups in the United States lack.

The companies that I met in Ireland were professional and had a clear understanding of their differentiators, goals and target customers.

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, I want to highlight a few of the leading talent acquisition technology companies headquartered in Ireland.

Sonru: With over 500 customers all over the world, Sonru (which means “stand out”) is a global video interviewing provider that supports companies such as Pepsico and Volvo.

Clinch: In the competitive recruitment marketing industry, Clinch differentiates itself with strong customer support and an innovative product. Over the past year, Clinch has added internal mobility capabilities, SMS and communication, and focused on helping companies stay GDPR compliant.

HireUp: HireUp is a referral app that was designed for employees. It allows employees to share jobs through any channel they want and provides communication and notifications about the status of a candidate to the individual that provided the referral.

Jobbio: with over 6,000 SMB customers, Jobbio is an employer branding company that focuses on helping companies with recruitment marketing, job distribution and the candidate experience.

These companies represent just a handful of innovative providers coming out of Ireland. Other areas of growth include learning, communication, and engagement. The support these providers get from Enterprise Ireland helps them make better decisions around their roadmaps, partnerships, and global expansion.