March 5, 2021

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skeeled partners with Work Horizons to offer digital recruitment solutions to UK customers

skeeled, a provider of predictive talent acquisition software, has signed a partnership agreement with Work Horizons, a UK specialist in organisational renewal and career coaching, who will offer skeeled’s predictive talent acquisition software to its clients as part of its portfolio of digital solutions.

Work Horizons employs 50 HR consultants, executive and career coaches, counsellors and recruitment specialists and they work with organisations with 500 employees or more across all industry sectors.

Headquartered in Luxembourg, skeeled launched in the UK last year, as demand for virtual talent acquisition solutions accelerated. The COVID-19 pandemic increased this demand, as many more companies adopted digital hiring processes.

A 2020 report from Cielo[i] found that 82% of hiring managers will continue to interview using video once the pandemic is over. Two fifths (41%) are happy to onboard staff virtually and 32% are not concerned about making job offers without physically meeting candidates.

For Work Horizons, one of the key attractions of skeeled’s predictive AI technology is the fact it automates many traditional recruitment processes, especially the time-consuming early stages when candidates are screened and selected for the interviews. The software includes a pre-screening tool, powered by machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) techniques to harmonise recruiter and applicant terminology. This accurately sifts through CVs, selecting candidates that best match and fit with the job description. It also includes predictive pre-hire assessments allowing companies to select candidates with the right attitude and potential.

Rob Ball, Founder and Director of Work Horizons, says, “Hiring and retaining the right talent will be a fundamental challenge for businesses emerging from the pandemic. Currently, there is a candidate rich market with many candidates competing for roles, and companies will need tools to hire people with the right skills, talents and aptitudes that will support their future growth, and we’re confident that skeeled’s software can add real value to the hiring process.”

“It has the advantages of a slick applicant tracking system, but with the intelligence of predictive analytics which will free up people’s time from the laborious parts of the selection process, so that they can concentrate on their own diagnostics and creating an onboarding approach that truly represents the organisation’s culture. These benefits will, we believe, reduce poor hiring decisions and strengthen the employer brand.”

Nicolas Speeckaert, skeeled’s Co-Founder and Managing Partner says, “We’re delighted to partner with Work Horizons, a relatively young company with big ambitions, like us. There are many synergies between our companies and working together will enable us to help UK companies introduce modern digital recruitment processes that will save them time and money and ensure they make the best hiring decisions.”

skeeled and Work Horizons are officially launching their partnership with a free webinar called ‘Talent Acquisition in Unprecedented Times’ on 23rd February 2021 at 12 midday (GMT). This will be an interaction discussion focused on sharing insights and inspiration, with an expert panel including Jo CarrKaren Moore, and Nigel Betteridge from Work Horizons and Nicolas Speeckaert, and António Gomes from skeeled.