Outmatch acquired Harver, an Amsterdam-based provider of volume-hiring software.

The company said Harver’s platform complements the assessments, video interviewing and reference-checking capabilities of Outmatch’s Hiring Experience Stack. The combination will allow employers to make more informed, more efficient hires.

The combination  will “form a solution that disrupts the pre-hire technology industry,” said Outmatch CEO Greg Moran. “The high-volume hiring process continues to innovate, and technology is playing a bigger role than ever.”

Outmatch expects to screen some 25 million candidates this year for 1,300 customers around the world. (That total combines Outmatch’s customer count with Harver’s.) The two companies are particularly active in industries such as call center/BPO, retail and grocery, healthcare, financial services, travel and hospitality, consumer packaged goods and manufacturing.

The addition of Harver expands Outmatch’s workforce to a combined 300 global employees. Outmatch will maintain its Dallas headquarters while Harver’s Amsterdam location will become the combined company’s EMEA headquarters.

Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

Momentum from 2020

Outmatch has been active on both the product and acquisition fronts over the last several months. In March, the company launched its Hiring Experience Stack, which it called a “seamless orchestration” of assessments, video interviews and reference checking. Later in the year, the company introduced gamified culture assessments.

In November, Outmatch acquired Checkster, a provider of pre-hire and post-hire evaluations. At the time, Outmatch said it would integrate Checkster’s reference-checking and post-hire analysis functionality into its platform. Just a few weeks earlier, it acquired recruitment automation platform LaunchPad to create a talent selection platform that marries automation and AI.

The company also acquired the assessment firm FurstPerson, saying its pre-hire simulation tools complemented its video interviewing capabilities and broader assessments.

Outmatch considers 2020 to have been a year of significant “growth and transformation.” Late last year, it planned to further develop its platform to become an “all-encompassing solution” for talent acquisition and development throughout the hiring process.

Founded in 2013, Harver has offices in Amsterdam, New York, London and Colombo. According to Crunchbase, the company has raised a total of 27 million euros, or about $33 million.

Mark Feffer

Mark Feffer is executive editor of RecruitingDaily and the HCM Technology Report. He’s written for TechTarget, HR Magazine, SHRM, Dice Insights, TLNT.com and TalentCulture, as well as Dow Jones, Bloomberg and Staffing Industry Analysts. He likes schnauzers, sailing and Kentucky-distilled beverages.


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