SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Unitive, a software platform that aligns hiring decisions with company values so the best person can win, announced the acquisition of TalentSonar, a vendor of blind resume review software that strengthens Unitive's end-to-end hiring technology.
Unitive streamlines the hiring process with 21st century best practices, from writing great job descriptions to structuring the final interview, integrated into one technology platform. The platform encourages hiring managers and HR professionals at any organization to use data-driven decision-making when evaluating applicants, instead of relying on fickle and biased gut feelings.
"Again and again, studies show that blind resume review is integral to accurately analyzing candidates and their actual capabilities," said Unitive CEO and Founder Laura Mather. "With TalentSonar onboard, Unitive can now offer the best possible resume review experience to users, ensuring that candidates are evaluated fairly at every step of the hiring process and that companies get the great hires they need."
Underpinning Unitive's blind resume review, TalentSonar's OFCCP-compliant software already helps hiring managers and recruiters overcome the unconscious biases we all share. Now, with TalentSonar's expertise in-house, the Unitive team is applying the same natural language and machine learning techniques across Unitive's entire platform, to make hiring as evidence-based and data-driven as every other core company activity.
"We've had great success helping companies optimize their hiring practices through blind resume review," said Alvin Loh, TalentSonar CEO and Founder. "In joining Unitive, we can now add our powerful technology to their holistic approach, transforming hiring from a guessing game into a precise, data-driven science."
Unitive is the first solution built with the hiring manager in mind. Hiring is one of the most crucial, yet inefficient, parts of running a business, delaying the critical resources you need to scale and grow. Unitive helps hiring managers by automating the process from job creation through decision, powering each step with meaningful data, building stronger recruiter-hiring manager partnership and drastically reducing time to hire. Unitive lets your hiring managers get back to their "real" jobs faster while improving the quality of every hire decision. http://www.unitive.works/
MORE ABOUT LAURA MATHER
Engineer, entrepreneur, and mom, Laura Mather, PhD is an expert on the future of the workplace. After selling her cyber security company, Silver Tail, in 2012, Mather created Unitive, a software that optimizes data-driven decision-making in the hiring process, empowering companies to build stronger, more effective teams.
Mather was honored as one of Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business, and as one of Fortune's Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs. She has been featured in CNN Money, Forbes, Business Insider, Venture Beat, and Fast Company, and is a featured speaker at Techonomy, the National Center for Women in Technology Summit, Fortune's Most Powerful Women Next Generation Summit, HR West, and Ad Week, among others.
TalentSonar enables organizations to remove unconscious bias from the candidate selection process through blind resume review. TalentSonar removes information that could cause bias from a resume when it is first viewed, such as name, contact information, previous employers, schools attended or gender and ethnic identifiers. This helps level the playing field and helps companies improve their diversity demographics. Companies can choose a la carte what information they want removed and TalentSonar works with many popular applicant tracking systems so organizations don't have to deploy or manage new software. https://www.talentsonar.com/
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