Recruit Holdings Finally Confirms SimplyHired Acquisition

Today the parent company of Indeed, Recruit Holdings officially confirmed the acquisition of SimplyHired in a short press release.

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I’m not sure why it took them so long to make this announcement. The secrecy around the buyer once SH announced they were closing up shop didn’t make much sense unless they were still negotiating some other terms perhaps.

In any case, the SimplyHired domain will remain online for now and become a “partner” of Indeed’s listings. After a short delay we are starting to see the removal of¬†listings across SH partner sites and I have even been helping a few partners transition to new platforms to power their job listings.

I’ve heard that most of the SH sales team have already landed new roles at various companies across the recruitment marketing landscape.¬†Subtle changes to the SH site have now taken place. Yesterday I saw results from sites like other job boards while today the results are dominated by employer only listings which is exactly how Indeed likes it.

SH search results all say “Sponsored” now.


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