Clovers has acquired TalVista, a diversity and inclusion hiring platform. The companies want to “support the next era of hiring” and help employers reach their DEI goals. Down the road, TalVista’s products will be integrated into Clovers’ platform and made available as a new offering, the companies said.
The merged platform will combine Clovers’ intelligent interview software with data-driven candidate attraction and screening tools from TalVista. The resulting technology will back up inclusive hiring practices. The goal, the companies said, is to further reduce the harm of bias in the interview process and beyond.
“We will provide a closed-loop solution for the entire interview—from job descriptions, asking the right questions at the right time, to collaboration with teams,” said Clovers CEO Douglas Leonard.
Hiring Bias and DEI
“In the last two years, we have seen DEI concerns rise to the top priority in nearly every research effort we have produced, but employers sometimes aren’t sure how to proceed in a practical way,” said Ben Eubanks, Lighthouse Research & Advisory’s chief research officer, in a statement provided by Clovers. “This combination bodes well for companies that care about creating a workplace where everyone belongs.”
Founded in 2018, TalVista is a woman-owned company that “set out to combat unconscious bias in the hiring process.” The company’s offering helps customers use more inclusive language in job descriptions as well as redact any identifying information from resumes in order to facilitate blind reviews.
In a blog post, Clovers said the combined companies intend to make it easier to meet DEI goals with solutions for attracting, reviewing and shortlisting candidates, conducting video interviews and applying data to hiring decisions in a seamless and efficient process.