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IBM Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Modern Talent Acquisition Systems 2017 Vendor Assessment

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Creating a modern talent acquisition solution in today’s fast paced world is difficult – jobs are changing, businesses are transforming, and data is hard to analyze. Change is needed.

At IBM we recognize that change, and we’ve spent a lot of time and investment in advancing our talent acquisition solutions into a complete suite (IBM Kenexa Talent Acquisition Suite) to help clients meet these needs. Simple user experiences are the key. That’s why we are proud of the new, easy to use recruiter and job seeker experiences we’ve rolled out. You can improve recruitment effectiveness, while at the same time, deliver a superior candidate experience – as evidenced by several of our clients acknowledged at the Talent Board’s 2017 North American Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards.

But we also recognize that recruiting processes need to change to meet today’s demands. Clients need more data. They need innovative capabilities. They need to take advantage of machine learning and augmented intelligence. The new IBM Watson Talent cognitive capabilities can be deployed with the talent acquisition suite to do this:

  • IBM Watson Recruitment, now in early adoption, helps recruiters understand where to prioritize their time and which applicants are most likely to succeed.
  • IBM Watson Candidate Assistant, also in early adoption, offers an innovative conversational experience for candidates.
  • IBM Watson Career Coach is now commercially available, a product that complements today’s suite with an interactive employee career pathing tool that drives internal employee mobility.

This unique blend of sourcing, applicant tracking, CRM, onboarding, consulting, assessments and now cognitive capabilities provides an innovative best of breed talent acquisition suite.

And IDC has taken notice.

I’m excited to share with you that IBM has been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Modern Talent Acquisition Systems 2017 Vendor Assessment (doc # US41542217, September 2017). Our leadership positioning is further validation that IBM’s innovative use of data analytics and cognitive capabilities to drive decisions, combined with our attention to both recruiter efficiency as well as candidate experience, addresses the evolving needs of our clients.

The IDC MarketScape states, “While competitors in the standalone talent acquisition systems space are busy trying to deliver custom reporting and dashboards, IBM is leaps ahead in delivering value-added cognitive capabilities. Powered by IBM’s Watson and Kenexa’s extensive library of candidate assessments, the platform is designed to help any organization hire with confidence – though it’s a better fit for midsize to large and enterprise companies.”

“Talent acquisition is changing – both in scope and in function – and it’s changing rapidly. Organizations vulnerable to digital disruption or those that simply want to fully optimize their talent acquisition strategy can find a true partner in IBM – and get an excellent recruiting platform too.”

Download the excerpt of the IDC MarketScape report today.

Director, Offering Management, IBM Talent Management Solutions

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