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Workday Announces Intent to Acquire HiredScore

Acquisition Will Combine Industry-Leading Responsible AI Solutions to Elevate the Talent Acquisition Experience for Companies Around the World

Workday, Inc. , a leading provider of solutions to help organizations manage their people and money, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire HiredScore, a leading provider of AI-powered talent orchestration solutions, which enable companies to use data-driven insights to improve recruiting and talent mobility processes. The combination of Workday Talent Management, Workday Skills Cloud, and HiredScore’s Talent Orchestration solutions, will provide customers with a comprehensive, transparent, and intelligent talent acquisition and internal mobility offering, helping them better address their ever-evolving people needs.

“People are at the heart of every organization, and investing in new and innovative ways to unlock the potential of talent is more important than ever,” said Carl Eschenbach, CEO, Workday. “HiredScore is the perfect complement to our product portfolio as we look to provide AI solutions that deliver real business value for our customers. The combination of our AI technologies that keep humans at the center, along with a deep understanding of the workforce landscape, will help organizations thrive and move forever forward.”

“We’ve only just begun to see the opportunities of what is possible with responsible AI in the workforce, and how organizations can use it more efficiently and effectively to deliver on HR transformation goals related to recruiting and employee experiences,” said Athena Karp, founder and CEO, HiredScore. “By combining our efforts and innovations with Workday, we’ll be able to deliver even more value to companies around the world as they look to build their future HR function.”

A Transformative Solution to Support Talent Needs
With employers struggling to find the talent they need, and up to a quarter of jobs expected to change in the next five years, human resources leaders are facing an increasingly complex labor market. The combination of Workday and HiredScore will provide organizations with a comprehensive and intelligent talent acquisition and internal mobility solution to help them keep pace with growing workforce and business demands. This will include the ability to:

  • Leverage Responsible AI to Solve Recruiting Challenges: With both companies committed to responsible AI and keeping humans at the center of decision-making, the joint offering will provide an explainable and trustworthy way for customers to match, hire, and manage talent from across their talent ecosystem.
  • Better Manage the Talent Lifecycle: To help HR leaders manage the holistic view of the talent lifecycle, Workday and HiredScore will provide a combined offering that will better enable recruiters to use data to connect talent to open opportunities. This includes solutions that assist with identifying candidates whose skills and experience most closely match a customer’s open jobs, accelerating screening using data-driven insights, and identifying passive candidates – including within a customer’s talent ecosystem. The offering will also provide enhanced internal mobility and upskilling by helping employees more easily identify and prepare for new opportunities at their company.
  • Elevate the Recruiter and Hiring Manager Experience: The combined Workday and HiredScore offering will help companies make their talent acquisition efforts more efficient by streamlining and expediting hiring processes through automated notifications, guided experiences, and recommended action items, all in their flow of work.

Details Regarding Proposed Acquisition of HiredScore
The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of Workday’s fiscal year 2025, ending April 30, 2024, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including required regulatory approvals. Orrick is serving as legal advisor to Workday and Cooley is serving as legal advisor to HiredScore and its shareholders.