Last year we started our research and analysis of the recruitment marketing space. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The market is fragmented. Buyers have misperceptions. And some providers are misrepresenting themselves. But over the past few months, I have learned a lot. I have learned who the leading providers are, how they are differentiating themselves, and what business value they offer to organizations. Most importantly, I learned that recruitment marketing is the key to transforming talent acquisition and organizations that invest in these systems have a clear advantage when competing for talent.

We are very excited to announce the launch of the Aptitude Index on recruitment marketing today. This is a comprehensive study of the leading providers and their unique differentiators. It is not a ranking report. It is not a traditional buyer’s guide. It is not a magic quadrant. Instead, it provides in-depth analysis of the market and provides information that is not necessarily available in a demo or on a website. We spent over 6 months interviewing customers, demoing solutions, getting briefings from providers and we are ready to share our findings.

If you are still unsure about what the Index is or how you can use it, the information below might help.

Who is Included? We looked at the leading recruitment marketing providers including: Clinch, iCIMS, Jobvite, Phenom People, SmartRecruiters, SmashFly, Symphony Talent, Talemetry, and TalentBrew.

What is it? It provides an overview of the market and helps companies rethink the evaluation criteria used to select partners, and what providers might meet their unique requirements. As the market becomes more complex, organizations must take a step back and reexamine what is driving success, and ask new questions around technology decisions. The final section of this report includes profiles of these recruitment marketing providers describing their differentiators along these criteria. The appendix includes a list of providers in the ecosystem that partner with recruitment marketing platforms.

When does it publish? Today!

Where can we find it? Download your copy here.

Why should I care? Companies spend a lot of money on talent acquisition technology. It is hard to figure out if you are getting value from your providers and what solutions might match your unique hiring needs. Today, the decision to purchase technology is not just about price and product capabilities. It involves services, leadership, culture and viability of these providers.

Check it out and let us know what you think!