Appcast Wins 2021 BIG Innovation Award for its Advanced Programmatic Recruiting Technology, Xcelerate

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Appcast is recognized for outstanding innovation in driving effective recruitment outcomes and ROI for customers.

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Appcast, a global leader in programmatic recruitment advertising technology and services, today announced that its programmatic recruiting software solution Xcelerate has been named a winner in the 2021 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group. In receiving this award, Appcast is recognized for its proven success advancing the recruitment advertising industry, enabling employers, agencies, recruitment firms and job boards alike to improve recruitment outcomes, ROI and attract more qualified job seekers.

Appcast Xcelerate is programmatic recruiting software that massively distributes job ads to a network of more than 10,000 job sites. It ensures that employers’ job ads attract hirable candidates for their open jobs. Launched in May 2020, Xcelerate integrates seamlessly with a company’s applicant tracking system (ATS) and uses real-time market and performance data and advanced algorithms to automatically select the best places to post jobs. Appcast customers who leverage Xcelerate are able to reduce cost-per-hire by up to 60 percent and increase qualified candidate volume by up to 200 percent without increasing their existing budget for job advertising.

“More than ever, the global society relies on innovation to help progress humanity and make our lives more productive, healthy and comfortable,” said Maria Jimenez, chief operating officer of the Business Intelligence Group. “We are thrilled to be honoring Appcast as they are one of the organizations leading this charge and helping humanity progress.”

“Appcast is mission-focused on helping companies fill their recruiting pipelines with high quality applicants by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of their online job postings,” said Chris Forman, founder and CEO of Appcast. “This award is a testament to that commitment, and we’re honored to be recognized by Business Intelligence Group for our intelligent programmatic recruitment technology that saves customers time and money on their job advertising.”

Organizations from across the globe submitted their recent innovations for consideration in the BIG Innovation Awards. Nominations were then judged by a select group of business leaders and executives who volunteer their time and expertise to score submissions.

About Appcast
Appcast is the global leader in programmatic recruitment advertising technology and services. With advanced technology, unmatched market data and a team of the industry’s best recruitment marketers, Appcast’s technology and services manage over half a billion dollars in job advertising annually on behalf of more than 1,500 clients. Headquartered in Lebanon, N.H. with offices in Boston, Mass., New Brunswick, Canada and Minsk, Belarus, Appcast is a subsidiary of StepStone, one of the world’s largest job classified businesses, and a proud member of the Axel Springer SE family. To learn more, visit and follow on Twitter @appcast_io.

About Business Intelligence Group
The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, these programs are judged by business executives having experience and knowledge. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

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Amanda Corey
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