Firstbird Named Core Leader in Fosway 9-Grid™ 2022

Firstbird, a Radancy company, is the only employee referral provider to make it into the Fosway Group 9-Grid™ for the 3rd consecutive year and has been awarded Core Leader for excellence in enterprise delivery and advocacy.

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As the leading employee referral program globally, Firstbird is pleased to announce we were recognized last week by Europe’s top HR industry analyst, Fosway, as a Core Leader in this year’s 9-Grid™ for talent acquisition. 

What Does This Mean?

Being named Core Leader is great news for Firstbird. A Core Leader within the 9-Grid™ means a company has a strong history of excellence in working with enterprises, as well as customer delivery and advocacy. Companies within this category also generally have the highest levels of customer and market performance – and may feature a highly targeted approach to their market, offering alternative benefits. 

“This is a step up from last year’s position, and is a reflection of the continuous progress that we are making as we become an essential talent acquisition solution for enterprises everywhere”, said Arnim Wahls, CEO of the Firstbird. He adds, “With the current market situation that has been evolving over the last few years, our customers are now seeing tremendous value in their employee referral programs as a solution to overcome the talent drought. We are looking forward to taking this value even further for our customers in the next few years as we merge together with Radancy.”

David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group, also commented similarly on this year’s results, “Our research finds talent acquisition to be a red-hot market right now. Organisations face huge recruitment challenges, and it is great to see the innovation on offer from vendors to help buyers overcome these challenges.” 

What Is the Fosway 9-Grid™?

The Fosway 9-Grid™ is a unique model that is designed to position solutions and providers within the talent systems market. Over 150 top international companies are included in the analysis. 9-Grid™ is thorough, to say the least, taking a five-dimensional approach in its analysis by considering the following when assessing enterprises: Performance, Potential, Presence, Total Cost of Ownership and Future Trajectory. 

This year’s report identified key market trends including the pressure to show the value of TA, improving talent attraction and engagement, driving the diversity agenda and the role of the ecosystem in delivering successful recruitment outcomes. 

Where to From Here?

In the coming months, Firstbird will further reinforce its digital employee referral program by continuing to merge with Radancy, as announced earlier this year. This merge represents Firstbird’s commitment as the global leader for employee referral programs to continue to innovate, expand and deliver excellence for our enterprise customers around the world. By combining our product offerings and global expert teams, we look forward to being able to offer our customers and talent acquisition teams a unique and unparalleled recruiting solution.

The full Fosway Group 9-Grid™ report for Talent Acquisition can be found here

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