Plum, a predictive hiring and talent management platform, announced today that enterprise talent management executive and recognized thought leader Jenny Dearborn has joined Plum’s board of directors.

“We are so thrilled to welcome Jenny to Plum’s board of directors,” said Caitlin MacGregor, Plum CEO and co-founder. “Jenny understands our customers better than anyone else; her experience as an EVP of HR means that Jenny understands that businesses are on the precipice of a crisis in talent attraction, development, and retention. She very personally feels the need we at Plum work tirelessly everyday to solve — getting the right people in the right seats in an oncoming age of automation, when jobs will die out and new ones will come out of nowhere at an unprecedented rate. And she knows that we at Plum are the ones to solve it.”

“Plum is the business I almost started myself,” said Dearborn. “A few years ago, when talk about ‘the fourth industrial revolution’ first started, I was petrified — I knew that the way that enterprise businesses currently do talent management was not going to prepare them for this oncoming disruption. They needed more predictive data to go on than a resume to move people within the company.”

Dearborn continued, “Current talent management processes keep people in rigid siloes. A Business Development Rep becomes an Account Executive becomes a Channel Manager, and so on. Organizations that will be nimble enough to survive the future of work will need to take an approach that allows talent to flow across the organization. Plum is the only platform that can collect the talent data organizations need to predictively move talent into roles where they’ll succeed.”

About Jenny Dearborn:

  • She is a recognized thought leader and authority on applying data analytics to workforce development and human capital transformation.
  • She is the author of The Data Driven Leader: A Powerful Approach to Delivering Measurable Business Impact Through People Analytics and Data Driven: How Performance Analytics Delivers Extraordinary Sales Results.
  • Most recently the EVP of HR for SAP, she has been a C-suite executive in Sales, Services, and Human Resources at several global technology companies
  • A champion for diversity and equality, she has been named as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology, received a Stevie Award for Female Business Executive of the Year, the Athena Leadership Award, the Silicon Valley Women of Influence Award, the Silicon Valley Tribute to Women in Industry Award, and the Financial Times Top 20 Global Executive LGBT Allies.

About Plum

Plum provides organizations with the data they need to make predictive talent decisions with the power of AI and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. By measuring talents such as adaptability, innovation, and communication, Plum hosts the single largest database for quantifying human potential at every stage of the employee journey — predicting successful hires, and informing professional development, strategic workforce planning, and emerging leader capability. Founded in 2012 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, Plum can be found online at www.plum.io.

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