50 Smartest Companies of the Year 2019 Talent Acquisition, Management, Diversity and Candidate Experience on one Platform


“We believe employment is the backbone of our society, and everyone deserves the right job.”

Eightfold is the industry’s first Talent Intelligence Platform, built for enterprises, to address Talent Acquisition and Management in a holistic fashion. Eightfold empowers people to pursue the career path of their choosing. The platform is built with three pillars in mind:

First, the company believes that people are every enterprise’s greatest asset, and it wants to put them at the center. We aggregate all people data within an enterprise - from applicants to alumni - which are currently soloed across many different point solutions. This becomes the richest & most comprehensive Talent Network for each enterprise.

Second, it uses data to provide intelligence on what people are capable of doing instead of just what they have done in the past. This allows enterprises to more effectively match people to the right opportunities.

Third, using AI, the platform continuously learns from enterprise and individual performance to predict future roles, performance, and career alternatives.

What it offers

Talent Acquisition

Find, Nurture, and Hire Faster with a True AI-Powered Talent Acquisition Solution. Eightfold’s Talent Acquisition solution solves the problems of modern recruiting, bending back the rising cost of hiring and freeing recruiters to focus on engaging great candidates instead of repeating administrative tasks. This data sheet describes the key features of Eightfold Talent Acquisition and the outcomes companies can expect with this powerful technology.

Talent Diversity

Hide all evidence of personal characteristics so hiring managers cannot see age, gender, ethnicity, geography, or other bias-triggering factors.

Eightfold presents potential candidates to hiring managers without any identification of personal characteristics, so that hiring managers evaluate candidates purely on expertise, experiences, merit, potential, and skills. The factors that are hidden, and who they are hidden from, can be configured to match the policies and goals of each organization.

  • Increase hiring of underrepresented groups
  • Remove bias and measure the impact
  • Embed diversity in your hiring process.

Move from employer centric to employee centric

Give employees internal career paths & help them reach their goals. 87% of employers say that a strategic internal mobility program would increase their employee retention and bring in better candidates, but just 33% of employers have such a program.

Eightfold provides a ranked, matched list of options for a current employee to pursue an internal transfer. Employees can also be notified of relevant opportunities, and can apply quickly through the platform.

  • Reduce unwanted attrition, and reduce spending to replace turnover
  • Advance your best people before they leave
  • Direct flight-risk employees to internal opportunities.

Instant Job matching

Show the right jobs to every person instantly. Instant Job Matching personalizes your career site to each individual. Candidates can upload a resume and instantly match to relevant jobs according to their skills, experience, & interests—then apply with as little as one click.

This personalized approach is much faster, more accurate, and more transparent about qualifications and requirements for a job, and encourages qualified candidates to apply.

  • Offer a personalized candidate experience
  • Increase inbound applications from underrepresented groups, particularly women candidates
  • Increase application rates from Web and reduce abandonment.

Why Eightfold


Close the talent gap with the first Talent Intelligence Platform. Built on AI, the Eightfold Talent Intelligence Platform provides a single source of action for all people in the business: you’re recruited talent, your applicants current and past, your employees, and your alumni. Eightfold’s advanced technologies solve the talent challenges of a modern workforce, and provide the experience talent professionals and candidates have been waiting for. Eightfold provides personalization for every individual at every point of interaction, delivering the type of experience your employees and candidates have come to expect from current technology. This personalized approach is much faster, more accurate, and more transparent about qualifications and requirements for a job, and encourages qualified candidates to apply.

Security and Integrity

Eightfold is committed to achieving and maintaining the trust of our customers. Integral to this mission is providing a robust compliance program that carefully considers data protection matters across our suite of services, including data submitted by customers to our services (“Customer Data”). Eightfold’s Talent Intelligence Platform meets global standards for security and integrity, with verification from trusted third parties. Our GDPR-compliant platform is designed to meet the exacting requirements of the world’s most sophisticated organizations. Access to customer data is only provided to select employees to troubleshoot in the event of a customer issue that needs to be resolved. Arbitrary access is prohibited, and every access is logged.

Meet the leader and CEO, Ashutosh Garg

Ashutosh Garg is the CEO and Founder of With 6000+ research citations, 50+ patents, 35+ peer reviewed research publications, and the outstanding PhD thesis award from UIUC for his PhD thesis in Machine Learning, it’s fair to say that Ashu is one of the world’s experts in machine learning. Co-Author of the book “What’s Next for You – The Eightfold Path To Transforming The Way We Hire And Manage Talent.”

“In Buddhist philosophy, the Eightfold Path guides each person to wisdom and nirvana. We are inspired by this ideal, and through our work, we wish to empower each individual to pursue the career path of their choosing, gaining the knowledge they need to achieve their goals and aspirations.”