Phenom recognised as fastest-growing private businesses in America in 2023

As Organizations Prioritize Addressing Hiring, Development and Retention Challenges, Demand for AI, Productivity and Efficiency Reaches New Heights


Phenom earned recognition as one of Inc. magazine’s fastest-growing private businesses in America in 2023, marking Phenom’s fourth consecutive appearance on Inc.’s prestigious list.

“Organizations are critically challenged with hiring and retention — improving efficiencies while delivering outstanding experiences is setting top-performing companies apart,” said Mahe Bayireddi, CEO and co-founder of Phenom. “AI, automation and a holistic approach that unifies all talent stakeholders are essential to accomplish that at scale.”

The Inc. 5000 class of 2023 represents companies that have driven rapid revenue growth while navigating inflationary pressure, the rising costs of capital, and seemingly intractable hiring challenges. Among this year’s top 500 companies, the average median three-year revenue growth rate ticked up to an astonishing 2,238 percent.

“Running a business has only gotten harder since the end of the pandemic,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “To make the Inc. 5000 — with the fast growth that requires — is truly an accomplishment. Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that are building our future.”

With more open positions than available workers, the nation’s labor shortage continues to impact all industries, in particular health care, education, transportation, retail and hospitality. Technological advancements are also rapidly increasing skills gaps among organizations, making it more difficult to keep pace, let alone thrive. Leading enterprises are implementing and adopting AI-powered talent experiences to improve efficiencies, and ultimately hire faster, develop better and retain longer.

Phenom Addresses Organizations’ Hiring, Development and Retention Challenges

Driven by a purpose of helping a billion people find the right job, Phenom empowers over 600 enterprises with its Intelligent Talent Experience platform to ensure candidates find and choose the right job faster, employees develop their skills and evolve, recruiters become wildly productive, managers build stronger teams, HR aligns employee development with company goals, and HRIS creates a holistic tech infrastructure through seamless integrations.

Phenom has led the industry’s innovation by developing AI-powered solutions that address the evolving hiring and retention challenges companies face today. Two advancements include the ability to hire employees at scale and adopt a skills-based approach to talent management, including:

  • Phenom High-Volume Hiring: By shifting time-consuming transactional tasks into frictionless, hyper-personalized interactions, High-Volume Hiring enables recruiters and hiring managers to collaboratively source, screen, schedule and make job offers faster without sacrificing a great candidate experience. Defined by AI and seamless automated workflows, the integrated set of solutions combines AI Scheduling, One-Way Interviews, Hiring Manager, Career Site, Chatbot, and SMS or WhatsApp engagement.
  • Phenom Workforce Intelligence: Workforce Intelligence provides critical context that drives talent mobility and career development throughout the enterprise through deeper insight into supply and demand, skills gaps, and succession plans. With AI-driven intelligence, HR and talent management teams can accelerate workforce planning, offer personalized growth opportunities, and gain visibility into each employee — including skills and competencies, career goals, professional preferences, performance and engagement.

The Impact of Intelligent Talent Experience

A composite organization using the Phenom Intelligence Talent Experience platform to hire, develop and retain talent achieved a 449% return on investment over three years with a payback period of less than six months — equaling more than $24M in cost savings and business benefits — according to a commissioned Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) Study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Phenom.

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