This IDC MarketScape seeks to inform buyers how standalone talent acquisition suites are evolving beyond ATS, what makes one system better than another, and how they're competing against end-to-end HCM and talent management suites. In a world where the pace of innovation is moving at the speed of thought, many talent acquisition functions are long overdue for technology upgrades. According to IDC Survey: State of Talent Acquisition Technology, 2017 (IDC #US42225417, August 2017), 23% of organizations changed ATS solutions in the past 18 months — and another 22% of organizations plan to make a change in the next 18 months. Some organizations will continue to look to their HCM suite provider to deliver a solution that integrates with other systems like learning and performance, but a growing number of talent acquisition leaders are making a strong business case for standalone solutions.
"Talent acquisition continues to evolve in form, function, and scope at a breakneck pace," says Kyle Lagunas, research manager for Emerging Trends in Talent Acquisition & Engagement. "As organizations prepare to embark on digital transformation journeys, acquiring talent has become a critical success factor — and having the right system in place to enable more modern practices is essential. Each standalone talent acquisition suite provider is pushing its clients to adapt and adopt more advanced capabilities than their ATS vendors have in the past."
Workable Software Limited, Ascendify Corporation, IBM, iCIMS, Inc., World Careers Network PLC, CareerBuilder, LLC, Jobvite Inc., Symphony Talent LLC, Greenhouse Software, Inc., Lever Inc., SmartRecruiters Inc., Avature Limited