Country’s largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons, selects gr8 People to provide powerful candidate engagement platform.

gr8 People Inc., a leader in enterprise recruiting software for Corporate Enterprises and Recruiting Process Outsourcing (RPO), welcomes Ratner Companies as its newest enterprise customer. Ratner selected gr8 People’s CRM and Recruitment Marketing Platform to source, attract, and build ongoing relationships with creative, style-forward salon professionals of all backgrounds. Ratner Companies is the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, operating nearly 1,000 salons in 16 states and the District of Columbia. Its diverse brands include Hair Cuttery, BUBBLES, Salon Cielo, Salon Plaza and Cibu for Hair.

“As a leader in the hair salon business, we are always looking for passionate, creative and imaginative professionals for every salon. Finding, hiring and building relationships with top talent is vital to keeping our culture thriving and guests happy, said Kyla Porter, Talent Acquisition Leader at Ratner. “gr8 People was an easy choice for us with their market leadership and software prowess. They will provide us with a modern lead management system that gives us the ability to proactively develop vehicles and channels to enhance, engage and connect with talent in a meaningful way.”

gr8 People Talent CRM and Recruitment Marketing Platform helps talent acquisition teams replace disconnected recruiting tools with a holistic Recruitment Marketing Platform that combines Job Distribution, Candidate Relationship Management (CRM), Talent Networks, mobile-responsive and SEO-optimized Career Sites, Social Recruiting, Mobile Recruiting and Employee Referrals in one. The SaaS platform, which is used in the front-end of the talent acquisition process, integrates with any applicant tracking system (ATS) to provide the industry’s most accurate view of the sources that produce the best hires, offering unmatched visibility into recruiting ROI.

What's New

With approximately 12,000 salon professionals, Ratner chose gr8 People’s CRM and Recruitment Marketing Platform to provide:

  • An automated, self-service lead generation platform that will help streamline marketing efforts, drive pipeline growth and nurture the best talent while making the right first impression.

  • Seamless integration with IBM Kenexa / BrassRing to manage, automate and update talent and pipeline status lifecycles.

  • Unsurpassed analytics to measure lead status, conversion rates, events/campaigns and to measure every interaction and intersection along the candidate journey.

Comments on the News

"Ratner has an amazing culture of creativity and longevity with its workforce. Adding them as a customer highlights their trust in our platform and team to deliver competitive advantage and growth," said gr8 People CEO, Diane Smith. "We are very excited to provide their team with our platform to ensure best-in-class talent engagement and marketing strategies to dramatically increasing recruiting performance and ROI.”

About Ratner Companies

Ratner Companies is the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, operating nearly 1,000 salons in 16 states and the District of Columbia. Ratner Companies currently employs nearly 12,000 licensed salon professionals. Its diverse brands include Hair Cuttery, BUBBLES, Salon Cielo, Salon Plaza and Cibu for Hair.

Led by co-founders Dennis Ratner and Ann Ratner, the Ratner family also includes Warren, Gary, Kelly, and Lauren, who serve in capacities ranging from licensed salon professionals to Resource Center leaders.


About gr8 People

gr8 People is 100 percent purpose-built to deliver the unfair advantage companies demand to compete for talent around the world. It’s the enterprise Platform that brings CRM, recruitment marketing, hiring and on-boarding together; connecting entire talent ecosystems into one-experience of performance, agility and results. It’s everything talent professionals need to Recruit gr8. Worldwide. (www.gr8people.com)