KnowBe4 | January 25, 2022
KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it has promoted four of its leaders to executive and C-level positions within the organization. KnowBe4 promoted 75 of its employees in Q4 2021.
John Just has been promoted to chief learning officer, where he will be responsible for providing strategic leadership regarding content creation on eLearning. Tony Jennings has been promoted to executive vice president of international and global channel sales, where he will be responsible for spearheading the continued rapid growth of international sales and global channel sales, and driving revenue and strategic relationships with SMB and enterprise customers globally. Mark Patton has been promoted to executive vice president of engineering, where he will be responsible for building, leading and coaching the Software Development, Quality Assurance and Site Reliability Engineering teams in the U.S. and international offices. Mike Santos has been promoted to executive vice president of global customer success, where he will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization's global customer success initiatives and work to drive results in customer growth, satisfaction and retention.
"At KnowBe4, we believe in recognizing employees for their hard work by elevating them to positions with higher levels of responsibility, This entire group of professionals has demonstrated superior performance, outstanding leadership skills and positive attitudes in each of their respective areas. We are fortunate to have such a talented team and I look forward to the many stellar accomplishments from this group as we move forward."
-Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4.
KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 44,000 organizations around the globe. Founded by IT and data security specialist, Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud, and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. Kevin Mitnick, an internationally recognized cybersecurity specialist and KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer, helped design the KnowBe4 training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Tens of thousands of organizations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilize their end users as their last line of defense.
Mix Talent | June 03, 2022
Mix Talent and ANI, two rapidly growing Columbus-based businesses, have announced a partnership that will pair Mix's expertise in assessments and measurement with ANI's negotiation, conflict resolution, and leadership training and coaching.
Having worked with several fortune 500 companies, some of the largest governmental agencies like NASA and the United States Senate, and several prominent universities, ANI believes their partnership with Mix will add significant value to their client engagements. "We want to be at the forefront of negotiation and the data and measurement capabilities we get by partnering with Mix will be the difference. We can answer the question, 'What is your track record of success?' with specificity, and currently no one else can do that," said Kwame Christian, Esq., M.A., the Managing Director at ANI.
Founded in 2018, Mix Talent is a talent acquisition and consulting organization focused on supporting pharma, biotech, digital therapeutics/medtech, and gene therapy organizations. Their assessment solutions help organizations identify, analyze, and measure talent – a collection of capabilities that ANI believes will be highly valuable to their clients' organizations.
"This is really about answering the question, 'How do we shift social systems and use organizations who are committed to doing better?' We want to get beyond box-checking. We want to understand how those attitudes are being moved as a function of the training and coaching, which is focused on inclusive leadership."
-Ali O'Malley, PhD, Director, People Insights and Transformation at Mix Talent
The organizations intend to make this partnership flexible, allowing clients to customize their solutions. "It's not just something off the shelf, it's tailored and easy to do. That's what our clients are hungry for," said Shane Ray Martin, Head of Sales at ANI.
About Mix Talent
Mix Talent was built to support the near-term goals and long-term success of pharma, biotech, digital therapeutics/medtech, and gene therapy organizations. They recognize the power of company culture, and they specialize in identifying, recruiting, assessing, and selecting talent that fits and fortifies that culture.
ANI is one of the few negotiation consulting firms that focuses entirely on building negotiating skills for individuals and companies. Just some of their content and services include workshops (virtual and in-person), coaching, online courses, books, negotiation guides, and podcasts (Ask With Confidence and Negotiate Anything).
UKG | May 21, 2022
UKG, a leading provider of HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people, announced today that M Group Services, one of the largest essential infrastructure services organizations in the U.K. and Ireland, has selected UKG Dimensions to support its rapid growth and provide a more transparent and empowering employee experience.
M Group Services employs more than 10,000 skilled specialists and provides services within the water, energy, transport, and telecommunications sectors. With 240 locations, 19 operating businesses, and continued growth by acquisition, the organization sought a flexible workforce management solution to support its complex and highly remote workforce as well as improve productivity and operational efficiency.
“We have a mix of salaried and hourly employees, including meter readers, utility workers, field systems technicians, and engineers — many who work offsite each day. There’s also a lot of complexity in our business and how we pay people based on the type of work they do, For years, we’ve relied on spreadsheets to capture the hours our employees work, which has proved to be a cumbersome and inaccurate operation. Dimensions will automate those processes to ensure we’re getting the data right and paying our people correctly. Dimensions will empower our people to be in control of their time by allowing them to record their hours directly in the system, In turn, that will give us much-needed, real-time visibility into labor hours so we can charge clients correctly and ensure every employee paycheck is accurate.”
-Colin Jellicoe, group human resources director at M Group Services.
A key driver for the organization’s selection of Dimensions is the ability to integrate with the company’s payroll solution, which M Group Services estimates will save more than $1 million in administrative costs.
Jellicoe added that the Dimensions mobile app will deliver a more transparent and engaging experience for all employees, which is critically important to the organization.
M Group Services believes the increase in employee engagement will result in an increase in retention.
At UKG, our purpose is people. As strong believers in the power of culture and belonging as the secret to success, we champion great workplaces and build lifelong partnerships with our customers to show what’s possible when businesses invest in their people. Born from a historic merger that created one of the world’s leading HCM cloud companies, our Life-work Technology approach to HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people helps more than 70,000 organizations around the globe and across every industry anticipate and adapt to their employees’ needs beyond just work.
PredictiveHire | January 06, 2022
PredictiveHire, creator of the world's first Smart Interviewer, today announced Nick Bosch is joining the company as its Head of Growth, North America. In this new role Bosch will lead sales, partnerships and customer success within North America.
The appointment of Bosch is off the back of a huge year for PredictiveHire, with the Australian-headquartered company growing by 300% in the last 12 months, with 25% of that growth coming from the US and EMEA. They have helped over 1.2million candidates apply for jobs across 47 countries.
"There is simply no other interview-product like ours in the US and given the current intense need for talent at all levels there we're truly excited to show what our Smart Interviewer, Phai, is capable of, Bosch was the perfect person to help lead the charge into the US market with his background in HR Tech, as both a co-founder of Reschedge, overseeing its rapid growth leading to the acquisition by HireVue, and having been a key sales leader at Beamery. "
-PredictiveHire CEO Barb Hyman
Bosch said he signed on to the role as soon as he saw the product and spoke to customers about the impact it was having in their organizations.
"This is the simplest yet most sophisticated way to deliver quality candidates to companies - while saving time and money. Companies short of talent don't need to sacrifice quality if they use Phai. I'm looking forward to being part of PredictiveHire transforming how talent decisions are made in the US and Canada."
Hyman said PredictiveHire addressed three big challenges facing many US companies right now - it creates a fair hiring experience helping companies deliver on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ; it lives up to the market expectations of a candidate-centric approach; and it solves for the need-for-speed in hiring.
PredictiveHire's mission is to help companies unlock and engage talent at scale. Aiming to deliver the world's Smartest Interviewer, Phai, powered by the world's largest source of 1st party proprietary text data and advanced Natural Language Processing, we turn simple text conversations into unprecedented talent intelligence enabling organisations. We interrupt hiring bias at scale, get to the right talent fast and give every candidate an experience they love.