Cielo, formerly known as Pinstripe, launched its first enterprise-wide HR tech platform in 2008. Ever since then, the company has been widely recognised for being first-to-market with innovations that generally revolutionise the world of recruitment and talent acquisition. Now, the leading RPO provider has successfully launched yet another initiative which will likely have an impact for years to come.
No one-stop-shop… until now
Based on Everest Group research, the company found that there was not one applicant tracking system (ATS) or candidate relationship management system (CRM) in the market that could cover the end-to-end process and capture all innovation within point solutions. To be able to cover those bases, the RPO’s future technology model would have to be a seamless, integrated digital ecosystem.
“Building a cloud-based platform with seamless integrations that can flex with existing client tech infrastructure and accommodate new innovations and changing business needs is complex.”
“There is a reason why this level of transformation hasn’t been done before – successfully at scale”, said Sue Marks, CEO of Cielo. “Building a cloud-based platform with seamless integrations that can flex with existing client tech infrastructure and accommodate new innovations and changing business needs is complex.”
17 key partnerships
And though complex is very much the key-word here, it didn’t result into Cielo shying away from the challenge at hand. After partnering with 17 technology partners, including the the likes of SmartRecruiters, Paradox, Intelligence Group and Visage — the company achieved what it set out to do: launch the RPO’s industry first future-proofed, global cloud-based platform.
“Better things are possible if you build on a foundation of great tech.”
“Building it emphasis the core of what we knew: better things are possible if you build on a foundation of great tech”, said Marissa Geist, Chief Operating Officer at Cielo. “However, it drove home the point that better outcomes are unlocked when you supercharge it with ways of working proven over millions of transactions, executed by the best team in the industry. This is a unique point in time where the tech has really matured to be able to accelerate our industry at scale.”
“Companies need the right technology to hire better and remain competitive in the market”, said Jerome Ternynck, CEO of SmartRecruiters, in Cielo’s press release. “Our open Talent Acquisition Suite was built to provide a system that can easily deploy and integrate with other systems, making SmartRecruiters the ideal technology partner to support Cielo TalentCloud.”
Meanwhile, Cielo recognises the notion that organisations have already allocated funds to various talent acquisition functions. “Our flexible, open architecture of the Cielo TalentCloud platform makes it possible to meet functions where they are in terms of current systems”, the company stated. “While also bringing a proven set of workflows and technology partners to bridge gaps or expand capabilities.”
With Cielo’s TalentCloud, organisations can improve their quality-of-hire and time-to-hire with AI that matches best-fit candidates. They will be able to harness intelligent automation to increase efficiency and elevate the human experience, with tailored cases and geographies. They will be able to build predictability into their recruitment practices, with data and benchmark analytics. And lastly, they will be able to advance TA strategies through an open marketplace of 600 integrated solutions.
While the HR industry continues to invest heavily in tech, the talent acquisition space still has some ground to make up. Whether it’s through off-premise, cloud-based solutions or the implementation of AI, the benefits of adopting tech for TA are undeniable. Read the exclusive guest blog of Matt Jones, Senior VP of Operations at Cielo Talent.