Recruitment platform LiveHire has acquired Arrived Workforce Connections Inc. in a bid to increase its market share and bolster its position and capabilities. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Software as a service (SaaS) provider LiveHire is a talent acquisition and direct sourcing platform that helps clients find both direct hires and contingent workers. Through talent pooling and two-way text messaging functionality, the Melbourne-based company says it has enabled end-to-end recruitment from sourcing to hiring of diverse workforces for over 200 clients across 20 verticals globally.
California-based Arrived Workforce Connections, previously known as GigRonin, has a staffing platform that matches workers with curated job opportunities and automates the hiring process.
“The acquisition will enable LiveHire to grow its share of the contingent direct sourcing market and strengthen its position as a total workforce management platform,” said LiveHire, announcing the deal.
“Moreover, it will allow LiveHire to integrate Arrived’s shift management mobile and desktop applications into the LiveHire platform and provide an enhanced solution for the placement of contingent and shift workers.
LiveHire added that the acquisition lets it expand its technology capabilities to address the extended workforce market, notably “agile shift management and rapid redeployment addressing the needs of workers on shifts and short-term assignments.”
It says the deal will increase its addressable market in verticals such as healthcare, manufacturing, and retail.
The takeover will also see Arrived CEO Jennifer Byrne join LiveHire as its global chief product and technology officer (CPTO). Byrne (LinkedIn profile), formerly chief technology officer of Microsoft’s U.S. division, will serve on the company’s U.S.-based executive team, working out of Phoenix, Arizona.
“The trust and confidence that Jennifer and her fellow Arrived shareholders have placed in LiveHire through this transaction is a terrific validation of our strategy by people who understand the market and the opportunity so well,” said Christy Forest, CEO of LiveHire.
Meanwhile, LiveHire founder, executive director, and current CPTO Antonluigi Gozzi (LinkedIn profile) will step down.