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Tuesday, July 28 2020 - 15:00
Sonru Announces Acquisition by Enterprise Hiring Platform Provider Modern Hire
WEXFORD, Ireland, July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

--The combined organisation's expanded geographical footprint, expertise and 
technology capabilities maximise customer value, modernising interviewing and 
hiring for hundreds of global enterprises

Sonru, the leading provider of automated video interviewing technology in EMEA 
and Asia Pac, today announced its acquisition by Modern Hire, the all-in-one 
enterprise hiring platform that enables organisations to continuously improve 
hiring experiences and outcomes with trusted science and technology. The 
combined organisation's expertise and expanded footprint provides clients with 
the most comprehensive enterprise hiring technology suite in the global 

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"Sonru's strategic decision to align with Modern Hire is the next logical step 
in our company story, and a transformative action to address the critical needs 
of enterprises for modern hiring and interviewing solutions," said Ed Hendrick, 
founder and CEO, Sonru. "Sonru chose to join with Modern Hire because of our 
shared focus on the candidate experience, and a shared commitment to support 
our clients with consistent innovation. Modern Hire has transformed hiring to 
improve both experiences and outcomes. Our combined organisation's strategic 
vision is to provide our clients and future clients with the strongest 
technology, team and reach in the market."

Modern Hire partners with hundreds of leading global brands -- including 47 of 
the Fortune 100 -- to modernise their virtual hiring process. Headquartered in 
the U.S., the company's SaaS interviewing technology, workflow automation, AI 
capabilities, predictive analytics and hiring assessments work together to 
enable organisations to continuously improve hiring results for more than 300 
industry-leading enterprises, including Amazon, Capital One, CVS Health, FedEx, 
Humana, Procter & Gamble, Siemens and Walmart, which rely on Modern Hire to 
hire the right candidates quickly and fairly, at scale. 

Modern Hire combines trusted science and proven technology to provide talent 
acquisition teams with the ideal balance of fairness, speed and quality to 
better identify, attract and retain talent while ensuring an enhanced candidate 
experience. Its data-driven experiences meet the needs of modern candidates, 
the future workforce and business stakeholders alike. By combining with Modern 
Hire, Sonru clients have access to the complete Modern Hire digital 
interviewing offering, which includes text, phone and chat interview solutions, 
and automatic scheduling. Modern Hire's Virtual Job Tryout assessment delivers 
pre-employment scanning. These comprehensive set of capabilities bests all 
other solutions in the market.

"The Sonru brand and heritage are a perfect complement to Modern Hire, given 
both companies' commitment to creating client- and candidate-centric solutions 
to address today's talent acquisition challenges," said Brian Stern, president, 
Modern Hire. "Together, we form the most comprehensive platform for enterprise 
hiring. Our integration will enable Sonru clients to benefit from continuity of 
partnership while aligning with a global leader known for its track record and 
commitment to continued innovation. We look forward to welcoming Sonru to the 
Modern Hire team, and enabling a smooth transition for our clients."

Over the past decade, Sonru has established a legacy as a talent acquisition 
technology leader within Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. Its video 
interviewing solution maximises the candidate experience and enables recruiters 
to replicate a live interview by replacing early-stage phone, Skype or 
face-to-face interviews. This cuts early stage screening time, freeing up 
recruiters to focus on more strategic tasks and ensuring consistency, fairness 
and the application of best practices. Sonru's technology reduces recruitment 
lifecycle time and costs by 50 percent. Its customers come from a wide variety 
of industry, including several Fortune Global 500 companies such as DHL, 
Nestlé, Qatar Airways, Rolls-Royce, UBS and Westpac. 

According to Gartner, "Application leaders in EMEA-headquartered organizations 
supporting HCM technology transformation should: accelerate their journey 
toward cloud HCM applications by evaluating their HCM technology portfolio and 
strategy, with a focus on vendor innovation and user experience capabilities."1 

About Sonru 
For over a decade, Sonru has been a leading global force in the field of video 
interviewing and selection. Sonru's innovative, multi-award winning recruitment 
tool has transformed the recruitment process of hundreds of organisations and 
facilitated the career aspirations of over a million candidates worldwide. With 
operations in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, Sonru is passionate 
about a best in class client and candidate interviewing experience. 

1 Gartner, "HCM Technology Strategy for EMEA-Headquartered Organizations: Key 
Considerations When Investing." Helen Poitevin, et al, 25 June 2020 


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