Bosch goes live with SmartRecruiters

This partnership positions Bosch to make recruitment a competitive advantage globally

SAN FRANCISCO, 16 OCTOBER 2018 – Bosch, leading global supplier of technology and services, went live with the SmartRecruiters Talent Acquisition Suite across more than 260,000 associates – making this the largest global deployment of a next-gen TA Suite to date. “Our drive to stay on the forefront of innovation is key to our continuing growth, so attracting the right people for our team is a top priority for us”, says Rosa Lee, Senior Vice President of Corporate Human Resources at Bosch. “We selected SmartRecruiters because they are very customer-oriented and deliver a global scale product, which provides the best user experience for candidates, hiring managers and recruiters.”

With this new system, Bosch takes recruiting to the next level. All recruiting processes and system features are designed “candidate first”, meaning that increasing the candidate’s experience is at the center of attention. Bosch is convinced that implementing innovative recruiting technology that engages talents with best experience is crucial for enhancing their employer branding on the recruiting front.

Rosa Lee stated, “We’re convinced that all recruiting processes and tools should be designed around the user’s needs. That’s why we chose “candidate first” as our leading UX principle when designing it. Our partnership with SmartRecruiters is proving to be very strong since we first went live in January 2017 in China and US. We went live with 60,000 employees in just 90 days and have continued with additional 200,000 users in several countries all over the world until today.”

The vendor evaluation process conducted by Bosch focused on a new category of talent acquisition suite capabilities. The business needs demand a solution that went beyond the typical applicant tracking capabilities and required a more agile, open and innovative solution, with great service levels globally and in compliance with the privacy and security requirements in around 60 countries.

Jerome Ternynck, CEO and Founder of SmartRecruiters, commented, “I am both humbled and delighted to partner with such an innovative organization and look forward to helping transform Bosch’s recruiting capabilities and ensuring that the company achieves its global strategic hiring objectives.”

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About Bosch

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 402,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2017). The company generated sales of 78.1 billion euros in 2017. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 125 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 64,500 associates in research and development.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant upfront investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

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About SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters enables Hiring Without Boundaries™ by freeing talent acquisition teams from legacy applicant tracking software. SmartRecruiters' next-generation platform serves as the hiring operating system for 4,000 customers like Bosch, LinkedIn, Skechers, and Visa. Companies with business-critical hiring needs turn to SmartRecruiters for best-of-breed functionality, world-class support, and a robust ecosystem of third-party applications and service providers.

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