Joanna Riley, co-founder, CEO
The most enthralling experience for a spectator of a rowing event is perhaps the synchronicity of rowers. How their limbs, bodies, and oars act with clockwork efficiency, instills a sense of wonder in everyone. But audiences often overlook one crucial aspect—the dedication, sacrifice, and selflessness every rower contributes for their respective teams. This sense of team spirit is probably the greatest life lesson that this sport teaches.
As a national rower, Joanna Riley not only learned this but implemented it in her life. While laying the foundation for Censia, a Talent Intelligence technology provider, she ingrained this philosophy of “team spirit” into the way the company works. “Our team holds extensive experience the HR technology space, strives to achieve excellence, and solves complex HR problems,” Joanna mentions. Needless to say, such an efficient team has enabled Censia to help its clients achieve new heights of success by transforming the way they hire people.
She mentions that organizations typically spend trillions of dollars to make talent decisions through processes that are highly subjective and incredibly manual. They lack the intelligence that is necessary to provide adequate context for making a decision. That’s why businesses often struggle to achieve their talent acquisition goals—which impact their overall business objective. This is where Censia’s Talent Intelligence platform plays a vital role by enabling organizations to find, develop, retain the best talent in the world.
This AI-powered platform maps the entire talent landscape from a plethora of professional sources and collects and organizes the most relevant and up-to-date information about more than 500 million professionals. It then closely reads all the data sets to rightly predict a candidate’s potential to succeed. This includes career trajectory, company type, loyalty, diversity, the capability to learn, to name a few.
“We create a golden record of candidates, a trustworthy clean high-quality master data set that eliminates the bottlenecks of manual intervention from the recruiting process,” Joanna continues. “Businesses can use it to compare potential candidates with current employees, previous applicants, and passively sourced talent. This helps them to not only onboard the right applicants but to reduce the talent acquisition cost by 90 percent and cut down the sourcing time to find talent.” Also, the platform helps clients in intelligent passive sourcing by enabling them to access talents that are not applying.
Having years of experience in the industry, Joanna understands that hiring processes are plagued by unconscious bias, which often prevents companies from hiring the best talent for their teams, which adversely impacts the diversity and inclusion objectives of businesses. Being AI-powered and as an advanced repository of qualified candidates, the Talent Intelligence Platform removes unconscious bias from the selection process. “Bias in talent decisions is affecting billions of highly capable people around the world and is also hurting the bottom line of organizations. Censia believes in offering equal opportunities for all the competent applicants,” she mentions. The company has further enhanced the capability of the platform by directly integrating it into many leading ATS providers including the SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Suite, Greenhouse, Beamery, Recruiter.com, iCims, and more. As a result, businesses can better screen candidates, rediscover people from past applications, and reduce the time to interview.
The cutting-edge Talent Intelligence Platform has further helped several businesses during the unprecedented challenges that the pandemic brought. As remote working is becoming the new normal, organizations have realized the importance of eliminating the geographical boundaries while searching for new talents. The platform enabled them to make proper data-driven decisions and hire competent candidates across geographies. Also, by looking at multiple candidates on the platform, they realized what their employees lack. This enables organizations to take necessary and relevant measures to upskill them.
Joanna mentions that the trend of relying on automation, requiring less human effort, will grow in the coming years. This will make their platform a must for onboarding the right candidates. “We have designed the platform from thousands of conversations. It does not just provide a better way than keyword search but builds a talent genome by understanding candidate behavior on a deeper level,” Joanna concludes.