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Koru Helps Hiring Managers Measure Skills Proven to Drive Performance Through New Integration with Microsoft
[March 14, 2018]

Koru Helps Hiring Managers Measure Skills Proven to Drive Performance Through New Integration with Microsoft

SEATTLE, March 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- According to LinkedIn's Global Recruiting Trends report, hiring managers ranked the use of soft skill assessments among the top trends of 2017. With 58 percent of hiring managers agreeing that lack of soft skills is limiting company productivity, this shift is picking up further momentum in the year ahead. Recognizing this importance, today Koru announced that its award-winning predictive hiring software, Koru Predictive Hiring, is integrated with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent.

The addition of Koru Predictive Hiring will allow hiring managers and recruiters using Dynamics 365 for Talent to measure the Koru7 Impact Skills™, some of the most important soft skills required for success in today's innovation economy – namely: grit, rigor, impact, curiosity, polish, ownership, and teamwork.

"The integration with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent is driven by the growing need to reduce the amount of time wasted on sifting through resumes and instead more effectively -- and quickly -- identifying top talent for your company and the role at hand," said Kristen Hamilton, CEO and co-funder at Koru. "In an age of innovation, the skills that make a difference are impact skills, and more and more companies are quickly recognizing this. This integration is an exciting part of our company's continued growth."

Laurel Reitman, General Manager, Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent said, "We provide a compelling recruiting solution that helps our customers attract and hire talented candidates. The integration of Koru to our platform is a natural fit in this mission, enhancing the talent acquisition process of our customers with a layer of critical soft skills so that hiring managers can pinpoint the right talent with precision and confidence."

The integration with Dynamics 365 for Talent further bolsters Koru's recent momentum and consistent customer growth. Proven successful outcomes from Koru's assessment and predictive hiring product include reduced time to hire by 20-30 percent, 30 percent increase in high performers hired, and reduction in turnover of 30-50 percent.

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About Koru
Headquartered in Seattle, Koru is the leader in predictive hiring based on what really drives performance. Based on the Koru7™Impact Skills (Grit, Rigor, Impact, Teamwork, Curiosity, Ownership and Polish), we're mobilizing the "Grit over Grades" revolution with some of the world's leading enterprises. Koru was founded by veteran entrepreneurs Kristen Hamilton, co-founder at Onvia and former COO at World Learning, and Josh Jarrett, former head of Higher Education Innovation for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and consultant with McKinsey & Company. Koru has raised $12.57 million in funding from First Round, Maveron, City Light Capital, Trilogy Equity Partners, Battery Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and Nas' Queensbridge Venture Partners. For more information, please visit and follow us at


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