Your Weekly Dose of HR Tech: Saba Makes a Big Purchase & Scheduling with TextRecruit

Today on The Weekly Dose I’ll give you the low down on some major HR Tech moves of the week. The first one comes from Learning and Talent Managment technology Saba. Saba announced this week they acquired talent acquisition technology Lumesse. 

Why should you care about who Saba purchased? 

If you’re already a Saba shop, this gives you a great ATS option that will be fully integrated. If you’re already a Lumesse shop, you can now have a world-class learning and performance platform fully integrated.

The bigger picture for me is that we are starting to see more and more best of breed technologies beginning to merge together to build out end to end HR Tech that doesn’t have obvious weak spots. It’s the one complaint I hear from most HR and TA leaders about their suite solutions.

“We bought “SomeDay” and we really like the HRIS and the Payroll, but the recruiting and performance sucks!” It’s fairly common that most suites have some major holes and just don’t have the time, money, and expertise in-house to build out a fully functioning technology in the functions that aren’t core to their main product.

Saba is great at learning. They acquired Halogen that was great at performance management. They then purchased Lumesse which is a very solid recruiting platform.  Best of breed suites, finally taking advantage of their Saas design to build a better end to end solution that you can pre-built currently.

TextRecruit Adds Automated Scheduling: 

One of the most frustrating things about being a recruiter is the constant back and forth we go through in setting up interview times between candidates and hiring managers, or just trying to set up screening times with candidates between you and the candidate. TextRecruit added a feature this week to help out with automated scheduling.

For those who are already using TextRecruit you can now easily text out a link to candidates who can click through and pick out their own interview and screening times that work for them. TextRecruit’s Automated Scheduling is linked directly to your Outlook or Google Calendars, so you can also automate this using TextRecruit’s chatbot, Ari.

Take a look at this video and check it out:


The Weekly Dose – is a weekly series here at The Project to educate and inform everyone who stops by on a daily/weekly basis on some great recruiting and sourcing technologies that are on the market.  None of the companies who I highlight are paying me for this promotion.  There are so many really cool things going on in the tech space and I wanted to educate myself and share what I find.  If you want to be on The Weekly Dose – just send me a note – timsackett@comcast.net

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2 thoughts on “Your Weekly Dose of HR Tech: Saba Makes a Big Purchase & Scheduling with TextRecruit

  1. There is zero…zilch…no chance any of the products between Saba, Halogen and Lumesse get integrated in a meaningful way. 3 different designs, architectures, UX, admin models, data models, etc…all originally architected 15+ years ago using last gen technology.

  2. “…we are starting to see more and more best of breed technologies beginning to merge together to build out end to end HR Tech that doesn’t have obvious weak spots.” YES. And I’m loving it. The smartest thing to do is not to build it all from scratch but to COMBINE what ALREADY WORKS. When the vendors themselves do it and save practitoners the headache, even better. – JVB

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