AllyO Wins Gold in 2018 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award for Best Advance in Emerging Talent Acquisition Technology

12/18/2018, 1:00 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AllyO, the end to end AI recruiter, won a coveted Brandon Hall Group gold award for excellence in the Best Advance in Emerging Talent Acquisition Technology category. This is AllyO’s fourth major recognition year-to-date: In 2018, the company won Human Resource Executive Magazine’s Top HR Product award, was named a Cool Vendor by Gartner and ranked No. 1 in SIA’s (Staffing Industry Analysts) “Shark Tank.”

Founded in 2016, AllyO has a straightforward mission: to make recruiting delightful and efficient for everyone involved. Recognizing continued inefficiencies in the recruiting function, AllyO addresses the root cause of these pain points by re-inventing the way applicants interact with the process. Through conversational AI and automation, AllyO optimizes the entire workflow, from the initial point of contact through onboarding to post-hire. Multilingual, AllyO is easily deployed and highly configurable, and able to integrate and scale with existing HR systems.

Bennett Sung, Head of Marketing at AllyO, commented, “Delight is a core value at AllyO, and we are thrilled to accept the Brandon Hall Group gold award for emerging talent acquisition. Leveraging a transformative, AI-first approach, AllyO accounts for every step in the process, getting smarter along the way to the benefit of our clients and their applicants. This recognition further demonstrates that AllyO is at the forefront of recruiting innovation, able to improve and enhance both the candidate experience and the recruiter experience from the first engagement.” 

A panel of veteran, independent industry experts and Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executives evaluated the entries based upon the following criteria:

  • Product: What was the product’s breakthrough innovation?
  • Unique differentiators: What makes the product unique and how does it differ from any competing products?
  • Value proposition: What problem does the product solve and/or what need does this product address?
  • Measurable results: What are the benefits customers can expect to experience as a result of using this product?

“We were blown away,” said Mike Cooke, CEO of Brandon Hall Group. “Our research was confirmed by the entrants’ responsiveness to the needs of employers who seek to align technology to the goals of their businesses. Every Technology Award entry embodied a win-win proposition for employers and employees.”

The announcement of AllyO’s win was made on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Information about the awards is available at

About Brandon Hall Group, Inc.

With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world-class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is the most well-known and established research organization in the performance improvement industry. We conduct research that drives performance and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

Brandon Hall Group has an extensive repository of thought leadership, research and expertise in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and Human Resources. At the core of our offerings is a Membership Program that Empowers Excellence Through Content, Collaboration and Community. Our members have access to research that helps them make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, combined with research-powered advisory services customized to their needs. (

About AllyO

AllyO is an AI technology company with a simple mission – make recruiting delightful and efficient for everyone. It addresses the traditional inefficiencies of lost applicants and conversions due to poor candidate experience, the high cost of recruiting due to overburdening of administrative tasks on hiring teams and lack of visibility and control for HR leadership. It utilizes deeply conversational AI to fully automate an end-to-end recruiting workflow by intelligently engaging via texting over mobile and web. It is used by Fortune 500 enterprises that have experienced a 2-6X increase in applicant capture and conversion rate, 91 percent application completion rate and over 50 percent reduction in cost and time to hire. AllyO is backed by leading investors such as Gradient Ventures (Google’s AI fund), Randstad Innovation Fund, Bain Capital Ventures and Cervin Ventures. AllyO is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For additional information, please visit us at http://www.allyo.comLinkedIn or Twitter.

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