PRO Unlimited, Eightfold Integration’s All About Data

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Contingent workforce management platform PRO Unlimited announced a partnership with talent intelligence firm Eightfold AI. Under the agreement, PRO will embed Eightfold’s technology into its products, including its SaaS solutions to help customers optimize their contingent hiring practices.

The companies said the combination of Eightfold’s talent intelligence capabilities with PRO’s data and technical tools will help Global 2000 companies better identify, engage and secure contingent workers anywhere in the world. 

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The companies believe that as the economy recovers and businesses ramp up hiring of contingent workers, they’ll prioritize areas such as retention and diversity & inclusion. Machine learning, accurate data and intelligence will be necessary to addressing the pain points involved in sourcing the best candidates, they said.

Leveraging Eightfold’s technology, PRO said it will provide users with real-time capabilities for matching and ranking candidates. Customers will also be able to cut back on manual tasks and take advantage of a new user interface to compare job seekers side-by-side. Eightfold’s platform combines internal and public data to help employers predict future roles and identify validated skills, likely skills and missing skills in a bid to speed up the screening process.

The partnership’s about more than enhanced technical services. PRO CEO Kevin Akeroyd said a push by employers to shift more of their employees to contingent status presents “a huge opportunity” to take advantage of his company’s data in efforts to understand contingent workers.

Separately, recruiting platform WillHire and assessment firm Glider AI launched an integration to help enterprise companies identify and hire contingent workers through an improved user experience.

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