SHL Among HCM Top 500

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SHL Strengths, Domain Expertise, and Key Differentiators

SHL is a software provider in talent innovation, helping companies transform productivity through deeper people insight. SHL talent assessments can power most of the Applicant Tracking Systems including Workday, Oracle, Lumesse, iCIMS, ADP, Jobvite, IBM Kenexa, Greenhouse, and others.

SHL Recent Developments

In June 2020 SHL launched its Technology Hiring Solution to help customers automate and seamlessly scale the tech hiring process, all in a secure, remote environment that accounts for the current COVID-19 reality and beyond.

Attracting and hiring talent in the tech industry has never been more challenging. Traditional recruiting is not effective, as resumes and CVs alone are not a valid measure of skill and potential. Quality talent requires remote assessment, faster offers, and an engaging candidate experience. In fact, today more than 90% of candidates for tech roles typically have multiple offers on the table. SHL’s new solution addresses this reality by cutting hiring time in half and increasing the candidate pool by 45% over traditional methods.

In April 2018 SHL was reinvented. The company unveiled an updated brand identity on the first day under the ownership of Exponent Private Equity. The SHL brand is defined by a new mission, set of values, and logo designed to more powerfully convey the company’s heritage and leadership in talent assessment and management.

SHL Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) Activities

In October 2019, SHL acquired pioneering talent evaluation company Aspiring Minds and with it, wider availability of a globally proven portfolio of innovative products.

SHL Customers in ARTW Customer Database

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SHL Key Cloud and HCM Applications

SHL Assessments

SHL HCM and Cloud HCM Applications Revenues, $M:

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** All revenue figures are estimates based on public records, Cloud and Non-Cloud business models in Apps Run The World's vendor database, and annual survey results including vendor feedback.

SHL Revenue Breakdown by Type:

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SHL Total and HCM Applications Revenues by Region:

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SHL Direct vs Indirect sales

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SHL Customers - Breakdown by Geo, Size, Vertical and Product

List of Verified SHL Customers

No. of SHL Customers: 10000

No. of SHL HCM Applications Customers: 10000

No. of SHL Cloud HCM Customers: 10000

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SHL is a trusted technology partner to more than 10,000 companies worldwide. Among SHL customers are companies of all sizes in every industry across more than 150 countries, including 50% of the Fortune Global 500 and 80% of the FTSE 100.

SHL Market Opportunities, M&A and Geo Expansions

On its first anniversary as an independent company, in April 2019, SHL launched ‘SHL Verify Interactive’ – an innovative, new suite of cognitive ability assessments. SHL Verify Interactive helps businesses predict workplace performance for graduate, professional and manager hires with assessments that reflect real-world corporate challenges. Candidates can take the tests anytime, anywhere, on any device, with business-relevant questions and content that are designed to provide them with the best opportunity to showcase their skills.

SHL Risks and Challenges

The changing of the company's logo, mission, and identity could be confused for some of its past customers.

SHL Ecosystem, Partners, Resellers and SI

SHL expansion in North America will be a challenge, primarily due to limited brand awareness.

SHL Cloud Platform (PaaS) and Infrastructure (IaaS) Details

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