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SumTotal and iCIMS Partner to Deliver Seamless Recruiting, Onboarding and Learning Experience for Employees and Employers

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

Gainesville, Fla. – March 26, 2015 – 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 to 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 Talent Expansion® suite, SumTotal helps organizations 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 personalized 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.[1] To overcome this business challenge and gain a competitive advantage, organizations are increasing investments in HR technology with recruiting and onboarding solutions to expand their talent pools and increase new hire productivity and satisfaction.[2]

“In the face of a global skills crisis, attracting and retaining top employees is one of the key issues keeping HR leaders up at night. In order to build and maintain an evergreen source of talent, organizations must engage new hires and potential employees early on in the process and make learning and development central to their onboarding programs,” said John Ambrose vice president of strategy and corporate development at Skillsoft. “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 platform with SumTotal’s Talent Expansion suite, organizations 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 hiring and onboarding experience via easy-to-use mobile, social and video technologies, and recommend personalized 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 organizational goals.

“In today’s increasingly competitive hiring environment, companies need a broad set of tools to effectively recruit new employees through social, mobile and video engagement, manage the hiring process and develop the best talent for their organization,” said Michael Wilczak, SVP of Corporate Development at iCIMS.  “The partnership with SumTotal integrates iCIMS’ market-leading talent acquisition software with SumTotal’s Talent Expansion suite to deliver a comprehensive solution that facilitates the entire hiring lifecycle – from recruitment to onboarding and ongoing talent development. We’re pleased to partner with SumTotal on bringing this powerful solution to their clients.”

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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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Hailey Hedge
SumTotal Systems, a Skillsoft company
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[1] “Welcome to the 21st Century, Onboarding.” Aberdeen Group. Nov. 2014.

[2] “Three Strategies for Linking Learning and Onboarding Initiatives.” Aberdeen Group. May 2013.