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SmartRecruiters Named Leader Overall in Talent Acquisition Strategy

In first-ever marketscape report on standalone talent acquisition systems, SmartRecruiters paves the way to the new normal.

In a recent study conducted by Information Data Corporation (IDC), author Kyle Lagunas dubbed SmartRecruiters the youngest industry leader in talent acquisition – and foremost of those evaluated in the field of strategy.

“Is talent acquisition a critical business driver in your organization?” asks Lagunas, research manager of emerging trends in talent acquisition at IDC. “Do you believe there is no such thing as ‘good enough’ in candidate experience, hiring manager satisfaction, and quality of hire?”

Well, SmartRecruiters can help you with that.

A Boston-based market-researcher specializing in IT and communications since 1964, IDC’s report evaluated 12 companies at the forefront of Talent Acquisition Software (TAS), and this at a time when 22% of 500 companies currently using TAS are planning to update their software within the next 18 months.

This means SmartRecruiters is poised to grow even further its share of this ever-competitive sector.

IDC measures companies on 24 criteria including current offering, global support capabilities, breadth of services, and future roadmaps. They obtain the data over months of surveys and interviews from users, providers, experts, and influencers of the talent acquisition industry. All this boils down to two main categories – capabilities and strategy.

This graph from the September IDC report visualizes Lagunas’ findings with companies ranked by influence, capability, and strategy, with SmartRecruiters in the top influencer tier and number-one in overall strategy.

As the youngest entrant of the five companies in the Leaders category – established in 2010 – Smartrecruiters’ rise is all the more impressive for its TAS having just recently turned three.

And like any healthy growing organism, SmartRecruiters’ TAS is not static, but evolving with the marketscape. As of fall 2017, Google Job Search and Slack have been integrated into the ecosystem.

“SmartRecruiters is bringing a different kind of talent acquisition system to market,” stresses Lagunas. “They have designed a solution that delivers modern capabilities to recruiting teams and supports more effective collaboration with hiring managers… They are challenging their clients to think differently about talent acquisition technology.”


Kaya Payseno