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Milwaukee, WI (Sept. 24, 2021) – Circa is pleased to announce a formal partnership with ThisWay Global, an Austin-based HR tech company. Circa will offer Diversity Sourcing Powered by ThisWay Global as a complement to its OFCCP compliance management and recruiting technology solutions to deliver qualified candidates on a level, equitable playing field.

Circa is also excited to announce that ThisWay Global was just selected into the highly competitive Google Startup Accelerator program. This accelerator is designed to bring the best of Google’s programs, products, people and technology to women-led tech startups in North America. In addition to mentorship and technical project support, the accelerator includes deep dives between ThisWay and Google’s resources in product design, marketing, customer acquisition and leadership development for ThisWay’s leadership team and founder.

“By aligning with ThisWay Global, we continue to strengthen our role in AI-powered solutions,” Patrick Sheahan, CEO, Circa said. “We are excited to be working with ThisWay Global to accelerate unbiased sourcing and matching that fuels our mission of increasing workplace diversity. We are proud to partner with a company that has been accepted to Google’s Startup Accelerator program where they can continue to surface qualified talent with diverse communities while maintaining enterprise and government level compliance.”

“Acceptance into the Google Startup Accelerator program just further validates our approach of using artificial intelligence to mitigate bias in hiring,” said Angela Hood, CEO and Founder of ThisWay. “When I was in R&D at The University of Cambridge’s Entrepreneur Incubator: ideaSpace, we found that bias was severely constraining recruiting success for both employers and candidates. Now that we have spent years developing technology to mitigate this bias and enable greater diversity, our customers and their applicants benefit from machine learning and algorithms that fairly match all people to all jobs based on fit, skillset and 16,000 other data points. Now, we have also found partners in Google and Circa who share that vision.”

Learn more about how Diversity Sourcing combined with Circa’s diversity outreach platform of 15,500 community-based organizations, enabling Circa’s customers to save time and reach more diverse candidates. Request a demo.

About Circa
Circa is a catalyst for 21st century companies to build high-performing diverse teams based on research that shows companies want to shift from diversity as a program to diversity as a business strategy. The companies’ robust portfolio of software solutions and unparalleled industry expertise give employers the tools and knowledge they need to radically change how they approach talent acquisition and management. The company was founded in 1994, has 4500+ customers, 15,500 community partner relationships and in 2020 posted 5M+ jobs through its network of 600+ online employment websites.

About ThisWay Global
ThisWay is an HR tech industry leader, providing companies and governments with a suite of integrated and stand-alone solutions that deliver diversity, sourcing and matching, instantly. Built on R&D at Cambridge University-UK, with over 15.5 trillion matching events, ThisWay is solving the problems impacting today’s workforce. Headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices in Silicon Valley and Boston, Massachusetts.

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Katie Coleman
Product Marketing Manager
Katie Coleman is a Product Marketing Manager at Circa. Based on her conversations and research, Katie produces webinars and writes articles on diversity and other employment-related topics to guide employers, employees and job seekers in their professional endeavors.

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