Leapsome | November 11, 2022
Leapsome, the people enablement platform that drives employee engagement, performance, and learning, today announces its expansion into the US market with the launch of its NYC office.
The need for an on-the-ground US presence speaks to the rapid growth of the HR technology market globally, which is projected to grow from US$24.04 billion in 2021 to 35.66 billion in 20381. Today’s business leaders are more in tune with the value of people enablement and recognize that they cannot sustainably scale their organizations without developing their people.
“The US software market is the largest in the world, and companies here are already focusing more on the potential of the people enablement category than in the European market. We currently generate 20% of our revenue from the US. Now, with our team on the ground in NYC, we hope to significantly increase our market share and continue to scale Leapsome into a global brand. It is our goal to shape the future of the HR tech market. By 2025, we aim to welcome 1.5 million users to our platform; to achieve this, we are expanding our position as a market leader globally,”
-Marc-Alexander Vetter, Head of US Expansion at Leapsome
Leapsome is the all-in-one solution for people enablement — from strategic goal-setting and performance feedback to measuring engagement, learning, and development. Almost 1500 forward-thinking companies (including Spotify, Unity, and Sony Music) love Leapsome for its ease of use, flexibility, out-of-the-box functionality, seamless integrations, and action-oriented people analytics.
Leapsome begins its American presence with a 25-person team working out of its New York office; this team will grow to 50-strong by the end of 2022. Jenny Podewils, Leapsome’s Co-CEO, will relocate from Berlin to NYC to scale the company’s US operations.
Jenny Podewils, Co-CEO of Leapsome, comments: It’s important to us that Berlin and NYC will be strong and equally significant hubs with close ties and a unified cultural core. I’m excited about this new chapter in Leapsome’s and my founder journey. Our successful Co-CEO model provides us the unique opportunity to commit, at leadership level, to both markets. With Kajetan in Berlin and me scaling the US business in New York, we underline our ambition to build a global company and global category.
The NYC office will enable Leapsome to provide local support for its growing US customer base, allowing the company to further its mission to make work more fulfilling for everyone — everywhere. Leapsome chose New York for its exceptional talent pool, prime customer networking opportunities, and time zone suited to European collaboration.
Leapsome is the leading People Enablement platform, with almost 1,500 customers worldwide. The platform combines features for feedback, OKRs, employee surveys, learning, and compensation management, allowing companies to drive employee engagement, performance, and development. Leapsome was founded in 2016 by Kajetan von Armansperg and Jenny von Podewils. Its customers include Spotify, Unity, and Mercedes-Benz.
HR ANALYTICS,HR STRATEGY
Humantelligence | November 25, 2022
Humantelligence (HT) won the 2022 HRO Today Association Award for Best In Class HR Technology in the North America region at last week’s HRO Today Association Conference - attended by more than 150 senior HR executives. The award recognized the company’s innovative one-to-one and team collaboration technology for its ease of use, quick implementation, and ability to optimize collaboration on the spot for remote and hybrid teams.
For more than 15 years, the Association has recognized company and individual accomplishments in human resources and leadership in North America, EMEA and APAC. The nomination process offers people, teams, partners and companies the opportunity to share best practices and successes so colleagues, and the industry as a whole, can benefit from their experience. The awards recognize leadership, collaboration, innovation, and hard work, as well as a commitment to people and process improvement. This year’s awards garnered hundreds of submissions, and 71 finalists were named.
Humantelligence delivers personalized communication insights through the tools organizations use every day: Microsoft Teams®, Outlook®, Gmail®, Zoom®, Webex®, Slack® and calendars.
When drafting an email, chatting with a colleague, or joining a meeting, the tool automatically surfaces useful, customized tips for more effective communication and collaboration between team members. With this tool, leaders can create more balanced & diverse teams, reduce friction between team members, and improve productivity. By focusing on collaboration in this way, clients - including BASF, Bank of the West, Honda, AFLAC and others -- have improved team effectiveness and employee engagement while maximizing investment in their current communication technologies.
“It’s important to empower employees with the kind of tools that enable more effective collaboration. We know that when people better understand themselves and others, they can better connect with each other, become more deeply engaged in their work and perform better. At the same time, organizations can increase productivity and improve the employee experience - it’s a win-win for everyone. In our work with hundreds of organizations, we’ve seen our collaboration tool change the way companies think about how people work together, and it’s really gratifying to be recognized by HRO Today for this work,”
- Humantelligence’s CEO, Juan Betancourt
This year, Humantelligence earned top technology honors by RemoteTech Breakthrough and TalentCulture for its team collaboration solution.
About HRO Today Association
The HRO Today Association is the premier networking and content community for advancing the human resources profession. By engaging in professional development opportunities and connecting with peers, members improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of their HR operations and service delivery. The Association is managed by HRO Today/SharedXpertise Media, whose magazines, web portals, research, e-newsletters, events, and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision-makers with rich, game-changing content.
Humantelligence delivers personalized insights for better one-to-one & team collaboration, surfaced in the communication tools you use every day: Microsoft Teams®, Outlook®, Gmail®, Zoom®, Webex®, Slack® & calendars. As a result, companies optimize collaboration and engagement while reducing turnover and can build engaged high-performing teams across the organization.
TALENT MANAGEMENT,RECRUITMENT & RETENTION
Phenom | December 06, 2022
Phenom, the global leader in Intelligent Talent Experience, announced today that it expanded its technology partnership with UKG, a leading provider of HR, payroll and workforce management solutions for all people, to include certifications for Job Sync and Hosted Apply. Now, organizations that utilize both Phenom and UKG Pro Recruiting can improve the candidate experience by creating a better application process, while adding automation to reduce manual tasks and improve recruiter efficiency.
To improve recruiter inefficiencies, the certified Job Sync integration ensures all job-associated data and requisitions in UKG Pro Recruiting are automatically pulled and posted onto the career site and job boards — eliminating the time-consuming and mundane process of creating flat files and copying and pasting content.
To improve the candidate experience, the certified Hosted Apply process moves job seekers seamlessly from a company’s career site to the job application. Data is then reliably transferred between Phenom and UKG Pro Recruiting for recruiters to review, drastically improving conversion rates.
“At UKG, we strive to create lifelong partnerships with our customers, helping them create modern people experiences to drive better business outcomes, By cultivating a highly engaged ecosystem of technology partners, including Phenom, we’re able to help create a more seamless and empowering technology experience.”
-Mike May, vice president of technology partnerships at UKG
As a Certified UKG Partner, Phenom enables organizations to hire best-fit talent faster with its Intelligent Talent Experience platform, while improving recruiter efficiency through:
Hyper-personalized job recommendations: Deliver tailored content and job recommendations to each candidate based on their unique skills, experiences, preferences, and geographic location.
Intelligent automation: Automate sourcing, screening, interview scheduling, candidate scoring, and answering job seeker questions with tools such as an AI-powered conversational chatbot, and email and SMS campaigns to move talent through the hiring process faster.
Candidate pipelining and campaigns: Quickly identify new and silver medalist candidates with intelligent candidate discovery features. Then engage and nurture best-fit talent through campaigns.
Actionable insights: Make more data-driven hiring decisions and identify recruiting ROI and hiring trends with career site and campaign analytics.
Organizations today are hard-pressed to hire and retain the best possible talent. Improving recruiter productivity and the candidate experience are essential to accelerate hiring and ensure talent finds and chooses you faster, Our certifications for Job Sync and Hosted Apply with UKG Pro Recruiting provide the premier, luxury experience that today’s talent expects, and TA teams need to thrive — and we believe it will convert many more passive candidates into applicants,said Chris Grimes, director, global alliances at Phenom.
Phenom has a purpose of helping a billion people find the right job. Through AI-powered talent experiences, employers are using Phenom to hire employees faster, develop them to their full potential, and retain them longer. The Phenom Intelligent Talent Experience platform seamlessly connects candidates, employees, recruiters, hiring managers, HR and HRIS — empowering over 500 diverse and global enterprises with innovative products including Phenom Career Site, Chatbot, CMS, CRM, AI Scheduling, Video Assessments, Campaigns, University Recruiting, Talent Marketplace, Career Pathing, Gigs, Mentoring, and Referrals. Phenom has earned accolades including: Inc. 5000’s fastest-growing companies (3 consecutive years), Deloitte Technology's Fast 500 (4 consecutive years), Business Intelligence Group's Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards (2021 & 2022), and a regional Timmy Award for launching and optimizing HelpOneBillion.com (2020). Headquartered in Greater Philadelphia, Phenom also has offices in India, Israel, the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom.