AUSTRALIA - Media OutReach - 22 February 2019 - PageUp, a leading provider of talent management solutions,
today announced major new customers, executive appointments and new product
offerings, enabling the company to continue transforming the way organisations
recruit, develop and retain talent in 2019.
Trends affecting the HR landscape
In 2019, the HR
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) industry is set to grow further. With technology
driving major efficiencies in recruitment, time to hire rates are decreasing
and offer to hire rates are increasing: a testament to the trend towards
streamlined, mobile-optimised application processes that treat the job seeker
like a customer.
shaping the industry is the focus on employee-initiated training opportunities. In 2018, PageUp saw an 80% increase in learning
activities requested by employees that require manager approval.
PageUp welcomes new customers
The rapid growth in the HR
technology landscape has been reflected in the new customers PageUp has won in
the first half of the 2019 financial year. These include Ramsay Health, Australia's largest private hospital operator, in a
partnership that will see the organisation deploying PageUp's recruitment and
onboarding solutions to streamline processes for over 30,000 staff across 73
hospitals and retail pharmacies in Australia. Deakin University has also selected PageUp as its recruitment
solution to overhaul and modernise its talent management approach.
PageUp welcomes new AI partner
2019 sees PageUp welcome new
partners to join the 100+ HR
technology vendors in its partner marketplace. PageUp has partnered with artificial intelligence startup PredictiveHire to empower joint customers to reduce bias in recruitment
Executive team appointments
To continue supporting
customers in the region, PageUp has announced a number of internal leadership
shifts. After leading PageUp's presence in the US region for the past five and
a half years, Robert Hill has returned to Australia and will be assuming the
role of Senior Vice President of Global Alliances.
Taking Hill's place will be
Sarah Forbes, who has relocated and assumed the role of Senior Vice President
of North America & EMEA in mid-January. Forbes led PageUp's South-East
Asian arm for five and a half years. Going forward, Forbes' prior position will
be split into two roles. Chee Leong Lee will focus on growth and sales as Vice
President Asia, while Aaron Hardy will focus on execution and operations as
Vice President Operations and Strategy Asia.
Continuing its dedication to
creating technology people love to use, 2019 sees PageUp elevating the user
experience of its products to make them more intuitive, mobile and
user-friendly. This follows the launch of its new Express offering, designed as
a solution to help mid-sized businesses evolve their talent management
"Modern jobseekers and
employees now demand a consumer-level technology experience from employers,"
said Karen Cariss, CEO and Founder, PageUp. "Increasingly people leaders are
deeply involved in the talent journey from candidate to alumni. HR technology
must serve a broad spectrum of users, from the most sophisticated to the least.
I'm proud to see how our team at PageUp works with customers to deliver
innovative solutions people love to use - software that is effective and has a
great user experience."
About Robert Hill
With over 15 years experience in leadership roles across
software development, product management and solution selling, Robert Hill has
worked across a range of industries including Technology, Education, HR,
Finance, Supply Chain, Distribution and Media. Graduating from Harvard Business
School and Swinburne University of Technology's BIT scholarship program, Robert
started his career as a developer before moving into IT leadership, and then
business leadership roles, most recently Senior Vice President North America.
Robert will be assuming the role of PageUp Senior Vice President of Global
About Sarah Forbes
Sarah Forbes brings more than 12 years of in-depth
experience to the technology and human capital sectors spanning Asia Pacific,
the US and EMEA. In her time at Pageup she has held a variety of roles,
including sales, product management, global accounts management, alliances and
partners, implementation, and business development. Sarah has taken the role of
PageUp Senior Vice President of North America & EMEA after leading PageUp's
South-East Asian arm for five and a half years.