Our Journey

Modern Hire came to life in 2019 through the merger of Shaker International and Montage Talent, two innovative HR technology companies with decades of experience helping forward-thinking organizations transform their hiring processes. In 2020, recognizing Sonru’s impressive global footprint and comparable mission and vision, Modern Hire absorbed Sonru to form a global company with experts worldwide, including in the United States, Canada, Ireland, Singapore, Australia, United Kingdom, and New Zealand.



Our Heritage – Our Future

Shaker International was founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 2002 with a mission to create better, more predictive hiring experiences for candidates and organizations alike. Leveraging almost two decades of rigorous, data-driven science powered by the latest technology capable of delivering proven results for leading global brands, Shaker International brought predictive talent intelligence to the Modern Hire equation with their award-winning, AI-enabled assessment solutions.

Montage Talent took shape in Delafield, Wisconsin in 2009 with its single solution to engage, interview, and hire better candidates, faster. Partnering with many of the world's most well-respected brands, Montage worked to create a high-tech, high-touch hiring experience for modern candidates. Montage's commitment to superior client service and support was unsurpassed in the interview technology world, helping each client at every stage of partnership and building relationships for the long term.

Meanwhile, in Ireland, Sonru was carving out their position as the international leader in asynchronous video interviewing. Founded in 2011, Sonru’s focus on stellar candidate experience and ethos of educating the recruitment industry on emerging video technology saw the company expand across Europe and Asia Pacific. Established as a thought leader in the space, the following decade saw Sonru work with leading global organizations and develop strong industry partnerships, allow for a more integrated and seamless recruitment process.

Modern Hire is built on these three legacies of innovation, rigorous science, and commitment to creating better hiring experiences. It continues to make substantial forward progress while prioritizing clients' ROI, valuing positive candidate experiences, and leading with best-in-class science and technology.


Global Office Locations

  • 200+ Client Countries
  • 22 Translated Languages
  • 6 Data Centers
  • 10 Sales & Support Centers
  • 24X7 Global Support
Americas
  • USA
  • Canada
EMEA
  • France
  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom
APAC
  • Australia
  • Singapore
  • New Zealand

Our Core Values

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    Drive Success with Clients

    We put our clients first. We listen to and build relationships with our clients, establishing Modern Hire as a trusted advisor. We help our clients continually improve by building products based on validated and ethical science, not just trends. We take pride in our work and expect excellence from ourselves and each other to add business value and consistently exceed client expectations.

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    Invest in People

    We value people. We care for our colleagues and our communities. We provide flexibility to our employees to focus on what is important, when it is most important. We cultivate a diverse and inclusive culture where people feel safe to be their authentic selves. We embrace a growth mindset; we seek, accept, and give honest feedback. We are stewards of exceptional talent; we invest in development and empower people to grow their career with us.

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    Innovate Boldly

    We are market drivers. We celebrate curiosity, embrace change, and take intelligent risks to drive innovation, growth, and results. We have bold ideas that challenge the status quo and we innovate responsibly. We deliver excellence in all we do. 

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    Do the Right Thing

    We are honest and transparent. We approach our work, our clients, and each other with integrity and accountability because it is who we are. When we disagree, we debate with respect, make informed decisions, and commit to a unified path forward. 

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    Work Together; Win Together

    We are stronger as one. We trust and learn from each other's expertise. We respect and leverage our diversity and global perspectives to achieve excellence together. We recognize individual contributions and celebrate as a team. Our teams collaborate to do what is best for Modern Hire and our clients.

“Modern Hire combines the power of interview technology and predictive assessment while keeping the candidate experience a key customer priority.”

– Kevin Grossman, President, Talent Board

Leading the Way in Diversity and Inclusion

Modern Hire recognizes and appreciates the importance of fostering a work environment in which all employees feel valued, included, and empowered to be their best. We value and support our candidates and employees without regard for gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, color, ethnicity, culture, religious beliefs, diversity of thought, marital status, family composition, education, experience, abilities and disabilities, and generational diversity.

Not only do we center diversity and inclusion in our work culture, we are committed to delivering purposefully designed and rigorously tested talent acquisition solutions that promote fairness, encourage unbiased decision making, and ensure our clients can realize the full value of all people and their potential.

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Delivering Award-Winning Science and Technology

Leveraging the Modern Hire platform will make your hiring process efficient, effective, and fair, while giving candidates the experience they’ve come to expect.

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