Phenom People Closes 2018 Growth with New Fortune 500 Customers, Over 190 New Global Hires, Industry-First Product Innovations and 14 Award Wins

AMBLER, Pa., April 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Phenom People today announced 2018 milestones and accelerated momentum into 2019. The company welcomed new enterprise customers and over 190 new employees, launched innovative product features, and won multiple awards for its technology and company culture, including being named to Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500.

“Phenom People’s mission hasn’t changed. We are trying to help a billion people find the right job,” said Mahe Bayireddi, CEO and Co-founder of Phenom People. “Looking toward the horizon, we are only going to continue transforming how recruiters source and hire talent, and how HR professionals maintain happy and healthy workplaces. We are grateful for our customers and employees who make it possible for our technology to evolve while lowering costs, increasing retention and improving new-hire quality.”

Enterprise Customer Base Fuels Global Growth

With one-third of customers outside of the U.S., Phenom People continues to expand its customer base across all major industries, including hospitality, technology, healthcare, pharmaceutical and financial services. Notable 2018 customers include the world’s largest genealogy company, an American global manufacturer of confectionery and pet food, and one of Europe’s most valuable consumer goods companies.

CSG’s Maximo Rocha, Executive Director, Global Talent Acquisition & Employment Branding, remarked on how the Phenom platform empowered CSG to leverage talent data and analytics to optimize their recruitment strategy:

“The Phenom platform allows me to campaign to candidates who never completed an application. You can’t put a price tag on that.

“Phenom’s Workday integration was critical for me. The last thing I want to do is give my recruiters yet another tool where they’re having to manage two different items.

“You can go with four or five different providers, or you can work with one robust solution.”

Worldwide Employee and Executive Expansion

To meet the growth of enterprise demand, Phenom People added 197 headcounts worldwide. New hires furthered product development, expanded services and support, and filled key management positions. Sales presence further expanded across three continents in seven countries including India, the U.S., Israel, Canada, U.K., the Netherlands and Ireland.

New Phenom People vice president hires include:

  • Brad Copeland, Vice President of Enterprise Sales
  • Jonathan Dale, Vice President of Product Marketing
  • Abby Euler, Vice President of Sales Operations
  • Saumil Gandhi, Vice President of Strategic Alliances
  • Nancy Gray-Starkebaum, Vice President of Customer Experience
  • Susan Slater, Vice President of Customer Success
  • Jennifer Wilga, Vice President of Global Account Management

Over 200 Platform Updates for Talent Acquisition and Talent Management

Phenom People released significant product innovations and updates that help companies discover, engage and retain talent through a single platform. Notable innovations include Internal Mobility & Referrals, CRM Insight Dashboard, Personalization On-Demand, Phenom Bot and Phenom AI.

Internal Mobility & Referrals: Increases employee engagement and retention with an internal career site that aids in the discovery of new job opportunities. Automates the referral process for hiring managers and talent management professionals.

CRM Insight Dashboard: Provides recruiters with real-time visualization of candidate intent and fit to better identify qualified and enthusiastic talent. Boosts productivity with detailed views into assigned jobs, leads, applicants and referrals that can be easily organized with lists and tasks.

Personalization On-Demand: Delivers tailored job recommendations instantly to candidates who provide more information about their background and skills by answering a questionnaire, engaging with a chatbot, connecting a social profile or uploading a resume.

Phenom Bot & Phenom Bot Plus: Engages active and passive candidates by bringing automation to the apply process and improving recruiter productivity. Performs five critical functions: sourcing, job search and apply, screening, interview scheduling and answering candidate FAQs.

Phenom AI: Powers the entire Phenom platform, delivering hyper-personalized talent experiences, intelligent search and actionable insights to connect the right talent with the right job faster. Supports spelling correction, prediction, synonyms, and natural language processing to identify candidate intent and deliver the most relevant search results. Provides the ability to discover new job seekers, rediscover existing candidates, tap into cloud-sourced suggestions, obtain trends in the pipeline and view dynamic talent pools. Includes candidate fit and engagement scoring to drive quality-of-hire and recruiter efficiency.

Award-Winning HR Software Company

Phenom People was honored with 14 awards and recognitions, including TAtech’s Recruiting Service Innovation (ReSI) Award for Innovator of the Year (Employment Site Partner category). Talent acquisition professionals voted Phenom’s Personalized Career Sites as the most efficient in attracting, engaging and converting candidates into applicants.

Additional awards:

  • Comparably Culture Awards for nine categories, including CEO, Diversity, Happiest Employees, Leadership, Managers, and Women
  • Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500, rank No. 128
  • Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces
  • Philadelphia’s 2018 Top Workplaces
  • Stevie Award for Employer of the Year

Inaugural Talent Acquisition and Technology Innovation Conference, IAMPHENOM

Phenom People hosted its first namesake set of conferences, IAMPHENOM and IAMPHENOMVX (a virtual event), to disrupt the HR and talent acquisition industry. The physical event brought together hundreds of attendees and 15 speakers, including CHROs, talent acquisition leaders, influencers and New York Times best-selling authors. Phenom People used the event to discuss pressing industry subjects and unveil Phenom People’s innovative product roadmap.

IAMPHENOM 2019 is set to double attendance and speakers, as well as include a pre-conference training session for customers. The pre-conference will take place on April 23 for existing customers, who can complete Phenom People certification before they leave. The two-day main event for the public follows on April 24 and 25 in Philadelphia at the Hilton Penn’s Landing Hotel on the Delaware River Waterfront. To register, visit

Phenom People delivers a single platform for Career Site, CRM, CMS, Chatbot & SMS, Internal Mobility & Referral Application, Talent Analytics and AI. Serving some of the largest organizations in the world, Phenom’s platform eliminates multiple-point solutions, reduces cost, and increases ROI for talent acquisition and talent management.

About Phenom People

Phenom People is redefining what it means to search for a job and recruit top talent. We are empowering talent acquisition and management teams to discover, engage and retain talent through a single platform approach. Our platform is built on artificial intelligence (AI) which drives personalization, automation and accuracy for all of the stakeholders in the talent lifecycle. We believe people should be happy and inspired by their jobs—just as we are. That simple belief fuels our collective desire to fundamentally transform talent acquisition.

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Derek Herman
Phenom People

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