HireVue Acquires AllyO to Drive Faster, Chat-based Hiring Experiences

October 6th, 2020
Marta DeBellis
Allyo and HireVue

We have some exciting news

We are thrilled to announce our acquisition of AllyO, a world-class recruitment chatbot and workflow automation software. Founded in 2016, AllyO brings conversation-first recruiting to HireVue, making the recruitment process simpler and reaching candidates anytime, anywhere via their mobile phone. Combined with HireVue’s virtual interviewing software and assessments, HireVue and AllyO will create an end-to-end seamless recruitment and hiring solution for organizations across the globe.

Meet the AllyO Founders

Candidate Engagement for High Volume Hiring

Recruiters face the daunting challenge of finding the best talent for high-volume roles, which requires connecting with larger numbers of candidates. And that’s just the beginning. As any recruiter knows, keeping candidates engaged 24/7 is difficult.

In fact, most adults prefer to communicate by text, and now we can meet that expectation with AllyO by HireVue. Text messages have over 90% open rate vs. 20% for email and average response time is 90 seconds.

The combined solutions offer better process efficiency, increased recruiter productivity, and a more effective text-based candidate experience.

Increase Recruiter Productivity

HireVue customers can now efficiently fill thousands of roles with the very best talent and automate many of the most time-consuming tasks. The ability to use mobile, text, chat, and forms of automation will speed up the hiring process and drive better connections through frictionless communication, at scale. By automating job search screening, interview scheduling, and both objective and subjective recruitment tasks, AllyO has reduced the time to hire for applicants and employers by 40%.

Additionally, AllyO or HireVue’s solutions significantly reduce the amount of manual work for recruiters. AllyO co-founder, Sahil Sahni, “together, with HireVue, we can help automate the objective activities of recruiting, and also the subjective activities of recruiting; we can automate conversations that happen over chat.” Sahni also mentioned that HireVue and AllyO combined will give employers at least 80% of recruiting time and effort back.

Reimagining the Virtual Recruitment Funnel

HireVue’s assessments and video interviews will continue shaping the way candidates showcase their skill sets and personality. However, with AllyO by HireVue, recruiters will now have a chatbot companion that will engage with each candidate throughout their job search. AllyO can determine what types of roles candidates are interested in, recommend positions, remind candidates about deadlines and scheduled interviews, feeding candidates directly into the HireVue funnel.

AllyO Customer Success

One of AllyO’s most successful customers is a leading natural foods retailer. This organization hires 20,000 to 25,000 employees each year. The challenge isn’t just scale but also finding a way to connect with each applicant in a meaningful way.

AllyO answers each individual’s questions and keeps them fully up-to-date on the progress of the application. In fact, another AllyO customer has been able to successfully schedule 33% more candidates than before and shrink their time to hire from twenty days to six days.

Want to find out more?

Sign up for our next webinar where HireVue CTO will cover the enhancements this brings to our platform and the key features and benefits.