Happy New Year! Hard to believe it’s already 2019. Each year I find myself asking, “Where did the time go?”, and every year it seems to have flown by even faster than the year before. As I look back, 2018 was a year of strong growth for GR8 People from both a product and market-leadership perspective. We achieved outstanding return on investments for our customers and shareholders with peak financial performance in sales and ARR growth.
It All Comes Down to Delivering Value
While we experienced significant growth this year, I'm even more proud of continuing to meet the real-world needs of our customers every day. Customer satisfaction is the ‘nucleus’ of everything we do at GR8 People. The entire team is obsessively focused on customers and their experiences with our team and brand. It all comes down to delivering value and the GR8 People team continues to show our deep domain expertise and inventiveness as our greatest asset. Day by day we listen and interact personally with customers as they are the cornerstone of our global market leadership.
GR8 People is the trusted partner for approximately 150 enterprises in over 45 countries. Marquee organizations like Netflix, Randstad, Electronic Arts, Teradata, Talbots, Baylor Scott & White Healthcare, Informatica, Polaris, Monster Worldwide, Rack Room Shoes, Pivot Physical Therapy, and The Ratner Companies have entrusted the GR8 People team and platform with their valued talent assets. As we look ahead to 2019, talent acquisition teams face a critical global talent challenge and different workforce landscape than any of their predecessors have ever witnessed. As seamless talent experiences become the standard, recruiting leaders need to expand their thinking beyond traditional purviews, tactics, and technology toolkits to meet expectations.
We believe 2019 presents exciting opportunities as talent driven organizations are facing a common challenge—the need to reach and engage more talent and industry segments at a speed that paces well in advance of demand. There is an enormous opportunity to reset the table in 2019 and GR8 People looks forward once again to act as the catalyst for unveiling new ways to make a real difference that helps our customers compete, win and always move them forward.
Embrace Experience Driven Recruiting
Walt Disney once said, “Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.” In my 20 years’ experience of running TA tech companies, I have found that this sentiment couldn’t be truer. We have moved into a ‘talent picks you’ era and paramount for 2019 brings the importance of experience-driven recruiting (EDR). Placing the candidate experience at the center of your recruiting and brand strategy, successful EDR blends automation and human connection to drive the most value for candidates and employers.
No Manual Recruiting
In the spirit of the next GR8 thing for talent acquisition, in Q1 2019 GR8 People will be announcing a ground-breaking addition to our one-experience talent platform. The future is now and 2019 is the year that will forever change talent acquisition and talent delivery in unprecedented ways. More to come on this in a few weeks.
Look to the Platform
To support the future workforce, which Accenture refers to as the ‘liquid workforce’, the rise and importance of platforms will be essential to success. GR8 People was the first innovator to provide a one-experience talent platform that enables enterprise organizations to find, engage and hire all workforce types. As the world becomes more connected, platforms enable collaborative interactions and also the flexible architecture to empower our customers to select specific components and build out their platform as they extend their TA stack and ecosystem.
Fiscal 2018 was a year of unprecedented growth and success for GR8 People. A year of technical innovation, with an eye on the future, superior solutions, expert customer success and continuous investment in nonstop growth. Many factors drove our stellar performance, but what truly sets GR8 People apart from others in the market is our team’s ability to innovate and deliver fantastic customer experiences year after year.
Our best-in-class solutions touch all aspects of the talent lifecycle—from CRM, Employee Referral, Internal Mobility, Career Sites, Recruiting, Applicant Tracking and Onboarding, while creating unique solutions such as Campus and Event Management to address specific business opportunities as they arise.
Since our founding in 2010, GR8 People has been fueled by our teams’ passion to make our customers’ lives easier. It starts with listening but goes far beyond that. Our ability to innovate requires a unique combination of world-class development, industry expertise and partnership. In our opinion, for companies to lead in the Talent Lifecycle Software industry they must excel at all three. We are ready to take on 2019 and believe our financial strength, product leadership, global reach and passionate team uniquely position GR8 People as a company not only built to last—but built to lead.
Software is nothing without users, companies are nothing without a quality talent and we’re nothing without our happy customers. We have positioned ourselves in 2019 to deliver value-creating solutions; solutions that improve productivity, build and retain a high-quality workforce and fundamentally impact the overall talent capital of the business. The accomplishments of the past year were the direct result of the combined efforts of an incredible and dedicated group of people that are committed to our shareholders, customers, partners and to each other. Their efforts and accomplishments are a source of great pride for GR8 People and we hope for you as well. It is also important to recognize another key contributor to our success: our customers. These incredibly talented individuals and avid supporters of our company provide incredible feedback and business insight to help GR8 People continue to deliver a world-class talent platform. We are grateful for the opportunity to work side by side with them.
As you can see, we feel great about GR8 People, and about our future. Every day we are working to deliver world-class results that exceed the expectations of our customers, partners and shareholders. In every aspect of our business, we strive to always find the true and right way. On behalf of the entire GR8 People team, we thank you for your continued trust and support.
Happy New Year!