Lever Joins Employ to accelerate growth

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Employ Inc., a leading provider of recruiting and talent acquisition solutions, today announces the acquisition of Lever, a leading Talent Acquisition Suite. With this transaction, Employ now offers the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, designed to meet the unique recruiting and talent acquisition needs of organizations of any size through the JazzHR, Lever, Jobvite and NXTThing RPO brands.

Employ is the only organization of its scale focused solely on recruiting and talent acquisition. Employ has been rapidly disrupting the market over the past year, driving significant growth. Combined with Lever, Employ now serves more than 18,000 customers and operates a network of 1,200 partners to accommodate 3.1 million open jobs and 500 million candidates.

Organizations of all sizes are grappling with recruiting and hiring challenges amid the tightest job market in decades. With projected lower labor force participation and declining population growth, competition for talent will only increase in the foreseeable future. Unique in the industry, Employ combines purpose-built, intelligent technologies, services and industry expertise to deliver innovative solutions that enable businesses of all sizes in every industry to meet these challenges head-on. By adding Lever to its technology portfolio, Employ provides an ideal solution for companies of all sizes and industries to hire and retain a diverse workforce.

“We are excited to welcome the Lever team to Employ. In addition to market-leading technology, they bring an experienced team of talented employees, a strong brand and a loyal customer base highly complementary to Employ’s existing solutions,” said Pete Lamson, CEO of Employ. “By adding Lever to our portfolio, we enhance the value of our offerings and realize our vision of providing specialized, industry-leading solutions that meet the unique needs of each organization.”

“I am incredibly excited to be a part of the Employ team,” said Nate Smith, Lever’s Founder and CEO. “Jobvite, JazzHR and NXTThing RPO are industry-leading solutions that have accelerated growth through the merger. Lever is a premier talent acquisition suite for the modern recruiter and there is no better home for Lever to continue to innovate quickly from Employ’.

“The addition of Lever fills a critical part of the talent acquisition journey for Employ’s customers, providing a powerful suite of tools to organizations growing beyond SMB and moving into the mid-market and further into the enterprise,” commented Matthew Merker, Research. Manager, Talent Acquisition & Strategy at IDC. “The synergies between Employ’s brands give clients the flexibility and freedom to scale their recruiting efforts and future-proof their workforce.”

Lever, JazzHR, Jobvite and NXTThing RPO will continue to operate under their respective brands and structures as subsidiaries of Employ. Lever founder and CEO Nate Smith will continue to lead Lever, now reporting to Pete Lamson, CEO of Employ. Lever was advised on this transaction by Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Orrick.

Employ has invested heavily in new product features across its portfolio, most recently with the launch of Jobvite’s Evolve Talent Acquisition Suite and innovative new solutions to bring candidates to every recruiter. To learn more about each of these market leading solutions tailored to customer needs, visit www.lever.co, www.jobvite.com, www.jazzhr.com or www.nxtthingrpo.com.

About Employ Inc.

Employ Inc. empowers organizations of all sizes to overcome their biggest recruiting and talent acquisition challenges. Offering a combination of smart technologies, services and industry expertise, Employ provides the world’s SMBs with a single solution for recruiting and developing a diverse workforce. Through its JazzHR, Lever, Jobvite and NXTTthing RPO brands, Employ serves more than 18,000 clients across various industries. For more information, visit www.employinc.com.

About Lever

Lever is a leading talent acquisition suite that makes it easy for talent teams to meet their hiring goals and connect companies with top talent. Lever was founded in 2012 by Nate Smith, Brian Noguchi, Sarah Nahm and Randal Truong. Today, Lever provides talent acquisition leaders with a complete ATS and powerful CRM capabilities in one product. Lever Hire and Lever Nurture enable leaders to scale and develop their people, build authentic and long-lasting relationships, and find the right people to hire. Lever Analytics provides custom reports with data visualization to inform strategic decisions among talent acquisition leaders, hiring managers and executives.

Lever’s platform also enables companies to hire more inclusively, helping to measure and eliminate hiring bias. Lever supports the recruitment needs of more than 5,000 companies worldwide, including teams at Netflix, Spotify, Talend, KPMG and Nielsen. For more information, visit https://www.lever.co.

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