#HRtech Acquisition: iCIMS buys Jibe

First textRecruit, now Jibe joins the iCIMS crew. The ATS arms race rages on.

Holmdel, NJ, June 18, 2019 — iCIMS, the market leader for cloud-based talent acquisition solutions, today announced the acquisition of Jibe Inc., a state-of-the-art SaaS recruiting technology for sourcing, nurturing and marketing to candidates.

Clients like Johnson & Johnson, Siemens and Comcast use Jibe to drive their front-end candidate experience, including Google-optimized career sites, as well as providing recruiters candidate relationship management (CRM) solutions enabled by machine learning to allow them to better target and nurture candidates through the talent funnel. Together, iCIMS and Jibe will enable employers to improve their recruiting effectiveness by promoting their employment brand, engaging passive talent, and measuring recruitment investments.

“The primary reason that organizations are falling behind in their talent acquisition efforts is that they do not have a mechanism for attracting and engaging the right individuals before they apply for a job,” said Madeline Laurano, founder of Aptitude Research Partners. “Together with Jibe, iCIMS gives organizations an advantage of having greater insights, a more consistent experience, and improved efficiency when competing for talent.”

Founded in 2010 in New York City, Jibe delivers cutting-edge candidate experience technology through branded career sites, landing pages, and personalized recommendations, using machine learning to serve more relevant job search results to interested applicants and more relevant candidates to recruiters. Jibe’s robust real-time reporting and analytics dashboard provides enterprises full insight into the candidate journey.

“Jibe has spent nearly a decade building scalable technology that impresses candidates and drives meaningful results for the companies hiring them,” said Joe Essenfeld, Jibe’s founder and CEO. “iCIMS gives our team and customers an opportunity to up-level our vision with more investment in innovation, ultimately delivering the industry’s top end-to-end talent acquisition solution. The businesses have complementary strengths, aligned missions, and an incredible opportunity to grow.”

Together with Jibe, plus its integrated TextRecruit capabilities, iCIMS delivers unparalleled recruitment offerings with proven, market-leading candidate experience and engagement technology across dynamic career sites, powerful machine learning driven searching and matching functionality, and real-time multi-channel communications. Going forward, Jibe will power iCIMS’ new recruitment marketing solution: Attract, available as part of the iCIMS talent acquisition platform or as the front-end to other applicant tracking or human capital management technology via turnkey integrations.

“We’re delighted to welcome Jibe’s talented team and family of customers into the iCIMS community,” said Colin Day, iCIMS’ founder and CEO. “Competitive talent acquisition technology requires advanced ­recruitment marketing and candidate engagement solutions, and we are impressed with the capabilities Jibe has built over the years, particularly for complex global enterprises. With Jibe, iCIMS offers best-in-class solutions across every area of the hiring process to support employers in their war for talent.”  ­­

Piper Jaffray served as exclusive advisor to Jibe on the transaction.

About iCIMS

iCIMS is the leading recruitment software provider for employers to attract, engage and hire great people. iCIMS enables companies to manage and scale their recruiting process through a full product suite and an ecosystem of 250 integrated partners. Established in 2000, iCIMS supports 4,000 customers, including one in every six Global 1000 companies in the US, hiring 4 million people each year and is the largest software provider dedicated to talent acquisition. For more information, visit www.icims.com.

About Jibe, Inc.

Jibe’s core technology is the Jibe Recruiting Cloud, a SaaS-based platform that enables leading companies to hire the best talent, regardless of their existing systems. Through this platform, Jibe provides a suite of products including personalized career sites and recruiting tools for sourcing, nurturing and marketing to candidates. Jibe’s advanced integration architecture allows each solution to seamlessly integrate candidate and job data directly with existing applicant tracking systems.  Jibe’s proprietary back-end system is powered by their robust, real-time reporting and analytics dashboard, enabling enterprises full insight into the candidate journey. For more information, visit www.jibe.com.

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