November 18, 2015 – Philadelphia, PA – SharedXpertise, the publishers of HRO Today Magazine and HRO Today Global Magazine, and producers of the HRO Today Forum Global events, announced today that Hello Talent is the winner of the 2015 iTalent Europe Competition.

The iTalent Competition rewards HR and recruiting technology companies which are leading the way in helping businesses recruit and retain employees, and brings innovative solutions to HR departments. The five finalists competed for the winning spot on the second day of the HRO Today Forum Europe in Amsterdam on November 12, 2015.

Fair Hiring Project, TempBuddy,, Clinch and Talentsoft’s Hello Talent recruitment software for applicant tracking were the five finalists given just seven minutes to pitch themselves to the judges.

The distinguished judges were:
– Andrew Baber – last year’s winner and managing director of Ltd
– Russell Dalgleish – managing partner of Exolta Capital Partners
– Kate Heath – global RPO lead at Lumesse
– Max Blumberg – analytics and automation consultant and founder of Blumberg Partnership
– SharedXpertise’s own CEO and publisher, Elliot Clark

Dustin Robinson, product marketer who pitched for Hello Talent, said: “Hello Talent is the result of years of excellence in creating top-of-the-line HR products. Our product allows hiring managers, recruiters, headhunters, and even small businesses to engage in a collaborative recruiting process. With Hello Talent they can work together to source, aggregate and share candidate profiles – plus it’s absolutely free. We’re honored that the judges and senior HR audience at HRO Today Forum Europe chose Hello Talent as the winner for the competition.”

Elliot Clark, CEO and publisher at SharedXpertise, said: “The calibre of all five finalists demonstrate the innovation existing and emerging businesses are bringing to the HR marketplace. HR practitioners will benefit from this out-of-the box thinking in harnessing the power of resources such as social media and big data to help HR practitioners improve access to and efficiency of the global workforce. Congratulations to Hello Talent for winning, but I also think the other four finalists should be praised for getting as far as they did in the prestigious competition.”

Zachary Misko, global vice president and executive director, SharedXpertise, said: “We had an incredible amount of qualified submissions this year. The goal of the iTalent competition is to recognise and reward best practices in HR technology and we’re proud to encourage those who are moving the economic needle in a positive direction.”

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About SharedXpertise
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, summits and forums that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management. Its media offerings include print and online publications, its summits are conferences, and its forums offer association membership programs. SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the human resources, finance, compliance and sustainability professions in North America, Europe and Asia.

About Hello Talent from Talentsoft
Hello Talent is a cloud-based, SaaS software that makes it easier for everyone involved in the hiring process to source talent from anywhere online, collaborate on hiring decisions, and get valuable referrals. Using browser tools users can quickly store interesting profiles they find online in talent pools within Hello Talent and then work together to determine which candidates are best for the job. Hello Talent is designed by Talentsoft, a leading European developer of cloud-based talent-management software.

Media Contact:
Bill MacRae, SharedXpertise

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