Recognized for Best Advance in Unique Talent Acquisition Technology

 SAN FRANCISCO – January XX, 2018 – Talent Sonar, a comprehensive talent acquisition platform that raises the bar on recruitment and selection, won a coveted Brandon Hall Group gold award for excellence in the Best Advance in Unique Talent Acquisition Technology category. Talent Sonar’s win was announced on Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Designed to eliminate unconscious bias, expand the talent pool and ensure the highest quality, best fit candidate for the organization, Talent Sonar actualizes five hiring best practices, leveraging predictive analytics across the entire hiring process in one complete, easy-to-use solution. This results in finding the person who best fits each job from a broader, more qualified pool of candidates.

“Human capital management is evolving faster than at any time in its history, and it is powered by innovative technology developed and implemented by organizations big and small,” said Rachel Cooke, chief operating officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the awards program. “The technology innovators who won Excellence Awards this year were focused on providing users with a better overall experience. That is what our research says employers want, and our award winners are leading the way.”

Talent Sonar CEO Laura Mather, Ph.D, shared, “Rather than trying to change the hiring process through complex training, Talent Sonar gives organizations a tool that improves talent acquisition to naturally optimize results. It’s an honor to be recognized by the Brandon Hall Group with the Best Advance in Unique Talent Acquisition Technology for what we see as a unique approach to an all too common issue.”

Mike Cooke, CEO of Brandon Hall Group, said, “Our technology award winners are truly outstanding and set a high bar for others. We have learned a great deal from what they have accomplished. The awards programs supplement our quantitative research in providing our team with unique insights to share with our members and clients.”

A panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts and Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executives evaluated each entry based upon the following criteria:

  • Product: What was the product’s breakthrough innovation?
  • Unique differentiators: What makes the product unique and how does it differ from any competing products?
  • Value proposition: What problem does the product solve and/or what need does this product address?
  • Measurable results: What are the benefits customers can expect to experience as a result of using this product?

To learn more about the awards program and winners, visit

http://www.brandonhall.com/excellenceawards/excellence-technology.php?year=2017.

ABOUT BRANDON HALL GROUP, INC.

With more than 10,000 clients globally and 25 years of delivering world class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is the most well-known and established research organization in the performance improvement industry. We conduct research that drives performance, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

Brandon Hall Group has an extensive repository of thought leadership, research and expertise in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and Human Resources. At the core of our offerings is a Membership Program that Empowers Excellence Through Content, Collaboration and Community. Our members have access to research that helps them make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, combined with research-powered advisory services customized to their needs. www.brandonhall.com

ABOUT TALENT SONAR

Talent Sonar is a comprehensive platform that raises the bar on recruitment and selection, structures the entire hiring process and delivers higher quality candidates to an organization. Talent Sonar operationalizes data and research, empowering companies across sectors to implement data-driven talent acquisition practices in every hiring decision. Its easy-to-use cloud interface focuses on five research-based essential hiring practices to perfect a company’s hiring process, guiding users to make data-driven decisions that achieve great results every time you hire.

Companies that use Talent Sonar attract 30 percent more qualified candidates with improved job descriptions, see 40 percent more underrepresented minorities make it to the interview phase, and select hires with structured interviews that result in two times better candidate fit and greater than 90 percent confidence level in hiring decision makers. Find out more at talentsonar.com and @TalentSonar.

Media Contact:

Ta’Shae Sterling

tashae@talentsonar.com

415-318-0603

Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.

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