Leading online appointment scheduling software company, Calendly has acquired another HR Technology company, Prelude. Together, this HR Tech duo would transform the way business teams fulfill their recruitment goals using world-class scheduling automation capabilities. In fast-changing recruitment planning landscape that is assisted by automation and data analysis tools, Calendly’s decision to acquire Prelude symbolizes its intent to “holistically solve external scheduling challenges for individuals and teams in companies of all sizes, from SMB to enterprise.”
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Why Calendly Decided to Acquire a Recruitment Ops Software Company?
HR scheduling software companies have been in huge demand since the business teams started returning to pre-COVID workplace norms. Even for companies that stuck to completely remote or hybrid model of working, scheduling and appointment booking software solutions are enabling managers to set the right expectations with their internal and external associates. By acquiring Prelude, Calendly will make hiring cycle seamless, automated and more coordinated in term of how candidates are screened and evaluated through each hiring phase using advanced data-driven scheduling automation solutions. From scheduling online meetings on desktops or smart phones to moving these to face-to-face panel interviews, Prelude’s delightful candidate experience management solution is trusted by over 100+ brands including Glassdoor. Now, it is entering a new league of SaaS ecosystem where it would make an even deeper impact on recruiting function with a full-fledged automated interview scheduling partner.
Prelude’s enticing collaborative partner ecosystem allows users to integrate their workflow with other HR Technology tools such as the G Suite, Office 365, Zoom, Webex, BlueJeans, Okta, Slack and others.
Apart from HR teams, other departments would also benefit immensely from this well-planned acquisition. Sales, Customer Success, Marketing, and Recruiting — Calendly would enable each of these teams with better insights and automation capabilities with a standardized approach to meet complex recruitment goals.
At the time of this announcement, Tope Awotona is the founder and CEO of Calendly wrote in his official blog post – “In the long term, we’ll merge Prelude into Calendly to provide a unified experience for our customers — a single scheduling platform for multiple departments within the organization. It’s what I set out to do when I first founded Calendly — to listen deeply to customers about how we could best serve them, and build solutions for real people who are just trying to do good work. It’s become a key pillar of how we operate, and I look forward to collaborating with Prelude through that same strong customer-focused lens.”
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