Specialty retailer and direct marketer of women's clothing, shoes and fashion accessories to deploy the gr8 People Talent Platform.

gr8 People Inc., a leader in enterprise recruiting software for Corporate and Recruiting Process Outsourcing (RPO) Enterprises, today announced that Talbots has selected, and is beginning to deploy the gr8 People Talent Platform. gr8 People will replace Talbots legacy recruiting system as part of a company-wide talent transformation initiative.

"Talbots key to success is finding quality talent with the skills, style and confidence that reflect our elevated standards,” said Susan Collins, Director, Talent Acquisition at Talbots. “With gr8 People’s one-experience talent platform we expect to enhance and grow our most valuable asset -- and look forward to bringing our distinctive culture and personalized approach to service new markets around the world. The depth, breath and knowledge of the gr8 People Platform and team has us well positioned to compete and grow well into the foreseeable future."

Talbots is an American specialty retailer and direct marketer of women's clothing, shoes and fashion accessories. Established in 1947, Talbots has approximately 9,500 employees, operates 500+ stores throughout the US (45 states) and Canada, and serves customers globally, through its website and catalog.

With gr8 People, Talbots plans to:

  • Deploy a single, one-stop experience for recruiting to drive better talent decisions. ATS, CRM and marketing tools all in one platform.
  • Incorporate full data migration and seamless integrations with Workday and SkillSurvey.
  • Arm business leaders with analytics and insights to measure every interaction and intersection along the candidate journey.
  • Utilize an automated, lead generation platform to help streamline marketing efforts, drive pipeline growth and nurture the best talent while making the right first impression.
  • Increase engagement with a mobile Hiring Desktop for managers and recruiters on the go.
  • Benefit from a future-proof technology architecture that will bend, flex and evolve as the business grows.

The gr8 People Talent Platform delivers one-experience that drives significant value for users whether selecting individual components or taking advantage of the entire platform to source, engage, hire and collaborate seamlessly, creating a single, connected experience of performance, agility and results for users worldwide.

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"We are very excited to work with the Talbots team in support of their talent initiatives,” said Diane Smith, CEO of gr8 People. “In today’s challenging talent market, it is critical for market leaders to find, attract and hire the best talent who are the right fit for the unique culture at Talbots. With gr8 People, Talbots now has the best technology foundation, innovation and partner needed to continually support their global hiring and growth goals.”

About gr8 People

gr8 People is 100 percent purpose-built to deliver the unfair advantage companies demand to compete for talent around the world. It’s the enterprise Platform that brings CRM, recruitment marketing, hiring and on-boarding together; connecting entire talent ecosystems into one-experience of performance, agility and results. It’s everything talent professionals need to Recruit gr8. Worldwide. (www.gr8people.com)