August 26, 2020 – Recruiting software firm Jobvite has acquired the artificial intelligence and data science team of Predictive Partner. Morgan Llewellyn, CEO of Predictive Partner, will serve as Jobvite’s chief data scientist and oversee a team leveraging AI through automation, predictive analytics, data science, machine learning, natural language processing and optical character recognition.
“As the first provider to introduce both machine vision to generate ‘Magic Resumes’ and candidate de-identification technology to reduce screening bias in chat transcripts, we understand the potential AI holds for talent acquisition professionals,” said Aman Brar, CEO of Jobvite. “The addition of Morgan and the Predictive Partner team to our ranks will help our customers derive even more value from the Jobvite talent acquisition suite.”
“By weaving native AI into all aspects of our software, we will deliver more than mere features—we will deliver the future of smart automation, intelligent messaging, candidate matching and data-driven hiring decisions for talent organizations of all sizes,” Mr. Brar said.
“Today, many companies treat AI and analytics as bolt-on features within a specific offering,” said Mr. Llewellyn. “These siloed attempts fail to understand and account for the complex relationships between different workflows, from sourcing to applications, interviews, hiring and internal mobility. The future of AI in talent acquisition rests in a unified approach that learns across the entire candidate journey from prospect to employee.”
“Jobvite will use this unified approach to deliver more transparency, increase automation, mitigate bias and improve the candidate experience,” Mr. Llewellyn said. “Predictive Partner is excited to join the Jobvite team and help recruiters improve their processes and outcomes while delivering a better candidate experience.”
“In an industry with many fragmented start-ups, Jobvite’s acquisition of the Predictive Partner team and making AI an inherent part of the Jobvite talent acquisition suite is great for its customers,” Madeline Laurano, founder and chief analyst of Aptitude Research Partners.
Coinciding with the acquisition, Jobvite also announced the launch of enhanced candidate engagement scoring and intelligent candidate matching capabilities. “Enhanced candidate engagement scoring will help talent acquisition teams better gauge candidate interest through at-a-glance engagement metrics for every candidate,” Jobvite said. “Intelligent candidate matching will enable recruiters to scale their efforts by reducing the time it takes to identify a qualified candidate from a large volume of candidates. With intelligent candidate matching, recruiters can focus on talent with the skills and experience needed to succeed while quickly identifying candidates who may be better suited for other open roles.”
New Diversity Offering
Jobvite also recently expanded its diversity and inclusion offering to help companies build stronger teams and foster lasting change. “The challenges of diversity and inclusion cannot be solved by technology alone,” said Mr. Brar. “Our approach provides a mix of services and technology to help our customers address the impact of conscious and unconscious bias in the recruiting process. D&I is a journey, and we look forward to helping our customers identify more candidates from underrepresented communities and deliver more success stories that showcase the strength in diversity.”
Jobvite will partner with customers to further evolve its D&I offering to ensure it results in the long-term changes organizations are seeking. “The challenge facing our generation of talent acquisition leaders and technologists has never been clearer,” said Mr. Brar.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media