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PageUp acquires Clinch, expands recruitment software offerings

PageUp has officially acquired Clinch, the Dublin-based recruitment marketing Software as a Service (SaaS) provider, to boost the company's recruitment software offerings.

The acquisition of Clinch expands PageUp’s recruitment software offering to include proactive sourcing and other recruitment tools including: content management, automated recruitment marketing and enhanced candidate relationship management.

Founded in 2014, Clinch has built a suite of tools that improve recruitment experiences for candidates, recruiters and specialist sourcers. Clinch focuses on empowering customers to build and accelerate the recruitment funnel whilst delivering a personalised candidate experience and saving time through automation.

Clinch also offers end-to-end recruitment analytics and insights so that sourcing strategies can be adjusted to deliver return on investment.

The announcement comes at a time when the job market and candidate expectations are rapidly evolving, according to PageUp.

PageUp CEO Mark Rice says, “It’s widely acknowledged that there’s a global skills shortage and how, when and why people change jobs is changing. The majority of people who took a new job last year weren’t searching for one - meaning that HR technology must evolve. Recruiters need sophisticated yet intuitive tools to find, build relationships with, and hire great people - from both outside and within their organisations.

“Clinch‘s solutions deliver a great candidate experience from that first touch, right through to application. They dovetail perfectly with PageUp Recruitment and our entire PageUp Talent Management suite.

"Alongside their exceptional content management, automated recruitment marketing and enhanced candidate relationship management products, I’ve been very impressed with the Clinch team. We are delighted to welcome them to the PageUp family.”

Clinch CEO Paddy Doyle says, “Inclusion of the Clinch functionality within PageUp will enable customers to source and attract the best talent at speed. Both solutions have been designed to deliver a great experience for candidates and recruiters whilst automating tasks so HR teams can focus on candidates rather than administration. We look forward to seeing the power of the Clinch functionality harnessed within PageUp.”

The PageUp platform optimises the talent management lifecycle with software to enhance HR processes. The tool is designed for HR professionals, people leaders and employees. The service caters for recruitment and onboarding, through to learning, into performance, and right up to best-practice succession planning.