Unitive, a San Francisco company that makes hiring and HR software, is acquiring TalentSonar, according to CEO Alvin Loh.
The companies are keeping the terms of the deal under wraps.
Loh, a former Microsoft program manager and Hui Dai, previously an engineer for Amazon and Microsoft, founded TalentSonar to remove unconscious bias from hiring decisions. The software removes names, contact information, and other identifying features from resumes so skills and experience are the only criteria hiring managers see.
Unitive will incorporate TalentSonar’s blind resume technology with its own software, which helps companies write job descriptions, structure interviews, and use data to make hiring decisions.
“When companies are hiring there are many steps in the process – from defining the role to reviewing resumes to interviewing – that could result in a sub-optimal hiring decision,” said Loh. “It’s only by addressing all of these steps in the process, can organizations be sure that they are hiring the best person for the role. The combination of TalentSonar’s blind resume review technology with Unitive’s hiring platform creates the perfect end-to-end solution so we can ensure that every hire is the best person for the job.”
TalentSonar will remain in Seattle with Loh and Hui Dai staying on.
“Unitive is excited to broaden their reach to Seattle by having an office up here since they know that Seattle companies take diversity and inclusion seriously,” Loh said.