Phenom People has been eyeing, and moving into, Europe for a few years now. Their founder, Mahe Bayireddi, has made multiple strategic hires and acquisitions as part of that process. Today, they're announcing a new acquisition: Endouble.
The acquisition makes a lot of sense. Endouble is focused heavily on the front end experience - career sites, in particular. Phenom made their bread and butter there, before beginning to develop technology that could follow candidates farther down the funnel, from CRM to internal mobility. The two firms also, reportedly, share cultural DNA. And, of course: the Netherlands. Long considered - and for good reason - one of the best countries in Europe for recruitment tech and innovation, it is also very open and supportive of overseas-based companies who want to build in Europe.
Here's the press release:
Phenom, a U.S. HR technology company and the global leader in Talent Experience Management (TXM), today announced its acquisition of Endouble, an Amsterdam-based company known for enhancing the candidate experience across Europe.
“We’re excited to begin working with Endouble’s customers, as they’ve already demonstrated a commitment to candidate experience that resonates with us. Introducing AI and automation to European HR teams will quickly help them increase productivity and unlock innovative experiences for recruiters, employees, and hiring managers.”
Endouble previously operated under RGF Staffing — a leading global HR service provider. With nearly 15 years of experience working with many high-profile brands, Endouble has made it their mission to take a data-driven approach to candidate attraction and recruitment strategy.
“We’re proud of how Endouble has made it easier for recruiters to access elite talent and for candidates to discover, apply for, and ultimately start new jobs,” said Jeroen Kneppers, CEO of Endouble. “Phenom’s comprehensive approach will introduce our customers to a new AI-powered dynamic, showing how each stakeholder’s experience affects the whole talent ecosystem.”
The deal expands Phenom’s regional presence and adds technical expertise — while strengthening customer onboarding and adoption of TXM.
“With our second acquisition in three months, we’re growing our presence and talent across Europe,” said Mahe Bayireddi, CEO and co-founder of Phenom. “We’re excited to begin working with Endouble’s customers, as they’ve already demonstrated a commitment to candidate experience that resonates with us. Introducing AI and automation to European HR teams will quickly help them increase productivity and unlock innovative experiences for recruiters, employees, and hiring managers.”