AI In HR: 10 Companies Using AI In 2017

  • 19 September 2017
  • Jodi Hillman

Hiring and recruiting can take up valuable time in human resources (HR). That is no longer the case thanks to AI. Employees are also getting the advantage of this technology by having companies to search for them, instead of the other way around. These 10 companies are disrupting the HR industry through AI.

Mya Systems

Mya Systems was founded in 2011 and has received $14.4 million after two rounds of funding. The company is located in San Francisco, CA and created technology that is an AI recruiter. The platform automates scheduling, sourcing, and interviewing candidates to save time and money. The AI creates a list of candidates so HR managers can make faster, better decisions when it comes to hiring candidates.


Founded in 2013, Talentoday is located in San Francisco and has received $4.94 million after three rounds of funding. The platform provides information and insight based on psychometrics and predictive analytics. This helps people make crucial career choices and optimize job placement in their chosen field. People in over 160 countries have used the technology to find – or move up – in their career.


TextRecruit is located in San Jose, CA and has received $3 million in funding. The platform uses AI to text, chat, and create a recruiting funnel. The technology is used by companies such as Whole Foods Market, UPS, Ford, and Liberty Mutual. Each company can customize the chatbot to their tone and brand. From there, the technology has an employee and candidate management system to keep track of applicants.


Founded in 2014, Workey has received $9.6 million after two rounds of funding. The company is an AI platform for career development. The platform works anonymously at first to help people discover career opportunities. Employees can also see what companies are interested in them without having to give their name unless they decide to pursue a career with that company.


Relink was founded in 2013 in Copenhagen. The company has received $2.14 million after six rounds of funding. The technology links job applicants to jobs by using AI. The AI analyzes millions of candidates on a regular basis to identify and pre-qualify candidates for positions. It gathers information and provides a summary of trends, skills, and their overall fit. As the AI works, it keeps learning and it never goes to sleep.

Wade & Wendy

Wade & Wendy is located in New York and has received $1.5 million in funding. The company provides personalities to make AI hiring more human. Wade is a personal AI career guide who learns and grows while showing professional opportunities. Wendy is a hiring AI assistant who can be tailored to the tone of your company to complement the culture.


Founded in 2009, Rotageek is located in London and has received over $3 million in funding. The company uses technology to revolutionize staff scheduling, a task that is often still carried out using paper hand-outs and spreadsheets. Rotageek uses artificial intelligence to predict demand on any given day and then creates schedules using data science to meet it. The software takes into account business performance as well as employee needs, creating data-driven scheduling that benefits organizations and improves the work-life balance of employees. The platform can do data entry, find coverage for shifts, and provide data on how to improve performance. The company has expanded to Melbourne and has saved millions of dollars while helping companies grow over the years.


WorkCompass has headquarters in Saratoga, CA and has received $811.53 thousand in funding since they were founded in 2012. The technology automates performance and simplifies organizations by using regular check-ins and conversations. It is commonly used by executives, managers, and staff to meet company goals by tracking employees in real time.


Butterfly is an employee intelligence and management coaching software designed to transform managers at all levels into exceptional leaders. The company helps modern organizations gather regular employee feedback that drives actionable insights and builds stronger leaders and more transparent cultures.  Butterfly’s AI self-learning technology uses real-time team feedback to deliver customized leadership training and content to managers on an ongoing basis.


Imperative was founded in 2013 and has headquarters in Seattle, WA. The company uses AI and big data to understand what motivates people to work. This helps companies hire purpose-driven employees, align team goals with the organizational goals, and help individual employees develop. The company has worked with organizations all over the world and over 100,000 professionals to help them realize their potential.

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