PRO Unlimited Wins Gold in the 2021 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards


We’re excited to share that PRO Unlimited has won two Brandon Hall Group gold awards for excellence. Our hiring intelligence solution, RatePoint, was recognized in the “Best Advance in Unique Talent Acquisition Technology” category, and our Vendor Management System (VMS), Wand, was recognized in the “Best Advance in Unique HR or Workforce Management Technology” category. A panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, and Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executives evaluated the entries based on the following criteria:

  • - Product: What was the product’s breakthrough innovation?
  • - Unique differentiators: What makes the product unique and how does it differ from any competing products?
  • - Value proposition: What problem does the product solve and/or what need does this product address?
  • - Measurable results: What are the benefits customers can expect to experience as a result of using this product?

Here is what Brandon Hall Group CEO, Mike Cooke, had to say regarding the awards:

“HCM solution providers must be experts and visionaries in technology, but they also must have the ability to anticipate the diverse needs of employers as they work to adapt to ongoing change. This requires a blend of curiosity, empathy and agility that is difficult to achieve. We have seen an extraordinary level of insight and creativity from our Excellence in Technology winners that has been exciting to see.”

RatePoint helps users to gather a deep understanding of market rates based on a number of criteria, enabling them to accurately and easily analyze labor costs as they seek opportunities to tap into new labor markets. As a result, they can make more informed hiring decisions and save costs. Find out how RatePoint can help you optimize for hiring position globally in our webinar.

Key aspects that contributed to RatePoint’s win include the following:

  • - The World’s Largest, Most Accurate Market Rate Database: RatePoint stands out among the majority of rate solutions by pulling from multiple data sources, which includes PRO’s vast database of anonymous client data, trusted third-party sources and external public sources.
  • - Rich User Experience: RatePoint serves up intelligence through easily digestible visuals and is intuitive and user-friendly, allowing users to quickly change filters to see the impact in real time.
  • - Global Market Rate Information at Users’ Fingertips: RatePoint lets users easily understand the shifts in rates when viewing various locales, so they can identify the areas offering better value in their remote workforce.

This is the fifth consecutive year that Brandon Hall Group judges have recognized Wand VMS with an award.

Wand VMS provides a comprehensive solution for stakeholders in the contingent labor ecosystem, including procurement and HR leaders, department heads, managers, workers and suppliers. Our VMS provides on-demand rate intelligence, groundbreaking AI-powered features and innovative diversity and inclusion (D&I) capabilities. In addition, thanks to our family of Wand mobile apps , users can manage all aspects of the contingent workforce, even on the go. Learn about the benefits of using Wand for SOW management when you check out our data sheet .

Brandon Hall Group operates the largest and longest running awards program in Human Capital Management. As an independent HCM research and analyst firm they conduct studies in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management. These benchmark studies help organizations by providing strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

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If you’re interested in learning more about how PRO is helping organizations implement winning contingent workforce programs globally, please contact a PRO representative at 800.291.1099 or email at

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