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  • 30 March 2015 11:50


SumTotal Integrates iCIMS Recruiting and Onboarding Capabilities into Talent Expansion® Applications to Drive Learning and Development to Core of New Hire Experience

SumTotal Systems, LLC, a Skillsoft company and a leading provider of next-generation HR solutions, and iCIMS, a leading provider of talent acquisition software solutions, today announced the integration of iCIMS’ recruiting and onboarding capabilities with SumTotal’s talent management system. The integration will streamline and expedite the onboarding experience for employees and employers.

By integrating iCIMS’ social recruiting, recruitment marketing automation and pre-hire onboarding capabilities directly into the SumTotal Talent Expansion suite, organisations can seamlessly manage candidates from recruiting through onboarding and across the full talent lifecycle. In conjunction with these capabilities, SumTotal can immediately and dynamically embed and prescribe specific onboarding content from Skillsoft based upon a candidate’s profile. This personalised approach to onboarding helps accelerate time to proficiency so that employees are productive from their first day.

Research shows that 71 percent of companies plan to increase hiring over the next 12 months, but only 32 percent currently have a formal onboarding process in place. To overcome this business challenge and gain a competitive advantage, organisations are increasing investments in HR technology with recruiting and onboarding solutions to expand their talent pools and increase new hire productivity and satisfaction.

“In the face of a global skills crisis, attracting and retaining top employees is a key issue for HR leaders. In order to build and maintain an evergreen source of talent, organisations must engage new hires and potential employees early on in the process and make learning and development central to their onboarding programs,” said Hardeep Gulati, general manager and head of SumTotal.

“SumTotal’s strategic partnership with iCIMS will support a robust hiring and onboarding experience and allow our customers to further leverage their learning management systems by driving training opportunities to new hires from day one.”

By integrating iCIMS’ talent acquisition applications with SumTotal’s Talent Expansion suite, organisations will be able to recruit quality hires, manage dynamic talent pools across internal and external candidates, and quickly transition candidates to productive new hires. The combined solution will deliver a seamless onboarding experience via easy-to-use mobile, social and video technologies, and recommend personalised learning content based on a new hire’s talent profile, past experience, competencies and role. By aligning information and actions from the onboarding solution with SumTotal’s analytics tools, business leaders can determine the effectiveness of specific training content to align productivity and performance with organisational goals.

“In today’s increasingly competitive hiring environment the HR technology landscape has changed to accommodate recruitment revolutions across social, mobile and video tools,” said Mike Wilczak, iCIMS SVP, Corporate Development. “We’re proud to partner with SumTotal as a best-to-market provider who can support these complex new pre-hire requirements while integrating with strong post-hire capabilities delivered through the Talent Expansion suite. The partnership between iCIMS and SumTotal supports organisations as they seek to achieve their business goals with two strongly integrated solutions that deliver an intuitive, personalised experience, simplify the process of attracting future employees and accelerate new employee productivity.”

To learn more about SumTotal, visit, and check out the SumTotal Blog for innovative HR ideas and discussions. About SumTotal Systems SumTotal Systems, LLC, a Skillsoft company and a leading provider of integrated HR solutions, is increasing the performance of some of the world’s most successful organizations, including AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN [ADR]; London: AZN), Amway (KUL: AMWAY), and Seagate (NYSE: STX). SumTotal’s people-focused Talent Expansion® applications, available on premise and in the Cloud, enable contextual, just-in-time development designed to help organizations discover, develop and unleash the hidden potential within their workforce and business ecosystem. Today, more than 3,500 organizations, including several of Fortune’s “Best Places to Work,” rely on SumTotal’s award winning solutions to empower their employees. Visit the SumTotal Blog or follow @SumTotalSystems at and on Facebook at for more learning and talent management tips and perspectives.

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Contact – Australia and New Zealand Lauren Knight Buchan Consulting 03 9866 4722

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