Plum Brings Marriage of AI and Industrial Organizational Psychology to SAP® SuccessFactors® Solutions

Announcing Today, Upcoming Integration Aims to Help SAP SuccessFactors Users Bring Another Layer of Predictive Talent Discovery, Acquisition and Development To Their HCM Strategies


Plum, a predictive hiring and talent management platform, today is announcing a planned integration with SAP® SuccessFactors® solutions for human capital management (HCM). Plum is one of a handful of partners selected as part of SAP SuccessFactors’ broader effort to build an open community that tackles the most critical people issues facing human resources (HR) professionals and business leaders today.

SAP SuccessFactors’ open community of applications is organized around six initial pillars. Plum’s core platform marries artificial intelligence and machine-learning with Industrial Organizational Psychology to play a key role across many of these pillars, including unbiased recruiting, predictive performance and internal mobility. Plum’s core platform is supported by the Plum Talent Neural network, the world’s single largest database (24 trillion data points) for quantifying the potential of human capital and graphing the future of the workforce.

Plum is committed to helping employers increase the quality of their hires, develop their talent and transform their cultures. Plum’s launch of its Talent Rediscovery feature, released this year, allows applicants to be considered at any time for positions they are well suited for, regardless of when or for which position they previously applied for. Talent Rediscovery underscores Plum’s dedication to creating a new kind of talent pipeline that helps employers adapt continuously and grow sustainably.

All of Plum’s features and functionality map back to its core premise: talent is up to four times more predictive than resumes. Plum’s software uses trillions of human data points to accurately match job candidates (by way of an online assessment) with positions at companies they are predicted to be most compatible with (by way of a competency model or “match criteria”). These data points cannot be found on resumes (skills) or in certifications or degrees (knowledge). This data is also based on 30 years of science called “Industrial Organizational Psychology” that aims to uncover innate human talent. Put another way: talent represents human characteristics we are born with and environmental conditioning. This make us exceptional for some jobs and awful for others. These characteristics can include social aptitude, emotional stability, leadership, extraversion, innovation aptitude or even the ability to grind it out on a grueling project.

“SAP SuccessFactors is one of the world’s most looked-to authorities across all aspects of human capital management,” said Caitlin McGregor, co-founder and CEO, Plum. “Our forthcoming integration with SAP SuccessFactors is a true milestone for Plum, further validating our vision, our approach and our technology platform. We look forward to helping SAP SuccessFactors execute on its vision to bring continuous and sustainable innovation to employers, HR teams and hiring managers.”

About Plum
Plum marries artificial intelligence with industrial organizational psychology to help employers increase the quality of their hires, develop their talent, and transform their cultures. With 24 trillion data points, Plum’s Talent Neural Network is the single largest database for quantifying the potential of human capital and graphing the future of the workforce. Founded in 2012 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, Plum can be found online at

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