Modern Hire acquires video interview tool Sonru

Sonru, a provider of automated video interviewing technology, has been acquired by talent acquisition platform Modern Hire. Based in Dublin, Sonru had eight offices in Europe, Asia and North Amercia, and global Fortune 500 customers in a variety of industries.

Alignment in culture and values

“The combination with Sonru was compelling due to our tremendous alignment in culture and values, and Sonru’s success in the EMEA and APAC regions”, said Modern Hire President Brian Stern. “This will increase our in-market presence in major growth geographies and enable us to better anticipate the changing needs of our global buyers.”

Sonru indicates that they chose to partner with Modern Hire because they share a common vision for creating candidate- and client-centric solutions to address the rapidly changing recruitment industry. While their shared emphasis on client success, and their long-term knowledge, will kick start the next evolution in global enterprise hiring technology.

Shared ‘Focus on Innovation’

Ed Hendrick, Sonru’s founder and CEO, said the companies share a focus on innovation and candidate experience. “Our strategic decision to combine with Modern Hire allows us reinforce our clients’ leadership in enhancing the candidate experience with Modern Hire’s expanded suite of solutions”, he said.

In a statement provided by Modern Hire, Aptitude Research Partners founder Madeline Laurano said the acquisition ‘signals strength in a burgeoning market’. Employers are moving away from standalone interview and assessment tools in favor of more comprehensive solutions that improve quality of hire and overall experience, she observed.

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