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

Market Wired
May 10, 2016

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

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired — 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 2016HRO 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.

Addi­tional infor­ma­tion about the iTal­ent Com­pe­ti­tion can be found at:http://​www​.hro​to​day​fo​rum​.com/​i​n​d​e​x​.​p​h​p​/​a​g​e​n​d​a​/​i​t​a​l​e​n​t​-​c​o​m​p​e​t​i​t​ion.

About The Muse
The Muse is the most trusted career site for Mil­len­ni­als today, hav­ing for­ever changed how can­di­dates find their dream jobs and employ­ers find their best-​​fit employ­ees. Cho­sen by mil­lions as their trusted career plat­form to explore and apply for jobs at hun­dreds of com­pa­nies across all indus­tries and sizes, The Muse deliv­ers qual­ity advice, skills-​​building resources, and coach­ing ser­vices to pas­sive and active can­di­dates. Employ­ers rely on The Muse to hire top tal­ent by show­cas­ing their brands and cor­po­rate cul­ture, cre­at­ing authen­tic and last­ing con­nec­tions with can­di­dates before they even apply.