The Source Stage expanded the most within this update as a new vertical, Peer to Peer Recruitment, was released. New sub-verticals, Shared Talent Networks and Programmatic Advertising also emerge in Ecosystem 7.
The Engage Stage welcomes a new sub-vertical, Bots, used to screen, engage and update candidates within the hiring process. Brand Creation and Brand Management also make a split into new sub-verticals.
The Select Stage sees a rise in game-based behavioral assessments as well as a more advanced Matching Systems sub-vertical. Artificial Intelligence continues to be a key driver in this stage.
The Hire Stage has the least changes, but we've seen some interesting innovation in the Analytics sub-vertical. We believe this area is ripe for disruption and expect to see more activity within it in the near future.