The Muse Named Winner of HRO Today Forum’s iTalent Competition

May 10, 2016


The Muse

Company Receives Distinction for Leading the Way in HR Innovation, Helping Businesses Recruit and Retain Top Talent

NEW YORK (May 10, 2016) – The Muse, the most trusted career brand for Millennials and beyond, today announced that it has been selected as the winner of the fifth annual iTalent Competition, which took place on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 during the 2016 HRO Today Forum in Chicago.

“Employers today face intense competition as they strive to find and retain the best talent, and job seekers often struggle to access relevant insight about company culture, open positions and the resources necessary to achieve their career objectives. The Muse aims to solve these challenges, delivering the platform to help both parties connect and advance their goals,” said Kathryn Minshew, CEO and co-founder of The Muse. “We are thrilled to be recognized as the winner of the iTalent Competition and honored to have been selected from a group of such highly innovative companies.”

Now in its fifth year, the iTalent competition recognizes the top technology companies bringing innovative solutions to the HR space and helping businesses recruit, hire and develop talent. During the competition, Minshew, and leaders from the five other companies selected as finalists, each gave a seven-minute presentation, highlighting their HR innovation in front of the HRO Today Forum audience. A panel of HR technology experts, industry analysts, HR practitioners and technology investors then assessed each pitch, selecting The Muse as the winner.

 “The six startups chosen as finalists for the 2016 North America iTalent finals represented some of the world’s most exciting, innovative and disruptive tools and technology in recruiting and HR,” said Matt Charney, executive editor for Recruiting Daily, and host and moderator of the iTalent Competition. “When looking at what’s new and what’s next in the industry, The Muse is the perfect example of a startup that’s reinventing and redefining the rules of the recruiting game. By helping companies of all sizes tell their story, showcase their careers and culture while also highlighting their unique employer brands and EVPs, The Muse is helping to meet a real market need.”

Charney continued, “By providing scalable, sustainable digital recruitment solutions which tell what working at a company is really like, using professional copy, content and collateral, The Muse has a proven track record of helping some of the world’s biggest brands with a solution that’s easily one of the best in the business. It comes as no surprise that the company’s established client base, exceptional product and near perfect pitch helped The Muse come out on top in the face of some very stiff competition and receive this coveted recognition from our judging panel and audience of HR leaders, investors, analysts and technologists.”

“Since I first came across The Muse several years ago, I’ve been extremely impressed by their team, their product and their vision – and I couldn’t be more excited to have The Muse featured as the 2016 North America iTalent Award Winner.” Charney added, “I can’t wait to see what’s next. This is definitely one product play worth watching today – and tomorrow. Something tells me the best is yet to come.”

Through its pioneering approach to curating photo-and-video company profiles, as well as actionable career advice, The Muse continues to be the leading career guidance destination. Since Minshew and her co-founder Alexandra Cavoulacos founded The Muse in 2011, the company has sought to revolutionize how employers and job seekers connect, helping more than five million job candidates each month advance professionally. By providing unrivaled insight into hiring companies and their open positions, and offering industry-leading coaching services, advice and insights, The Muse helps job seekers access the information they need to find a career they love.

The company also enables employers to better tell their story to more than 50 million job seekers each year looking for their next career opportunity. With fully branded company profiles, original content and dedicated support, The Muse helps hundreds of employers attract better candidates and gain significant advantage by building high-performing teams.

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