Vancouver-based digital people management platform Rise People has acquired Hazel, an AI-driven virtual coaching and real-time people analytics.

Fully integrated with Slack, Hazel’s Manager Success Platform delivers personalized, science-based digital coaching at scale, empowering leaders at all levels to build more engaged and enduring teams.

By analyzing rich data, Hazel offers a tailored continuous learning experience, delivered in the flow of work, that promotes behaviour change by intelligently nudging managers to take action.

Within individual teams, the AI feedback tool drives action through accountability, translating employee feedback into personalized action plans for managers with targeted learnings.

“This acquisition brings together industry-leading people management with one-of-a-kind, Slack, mobile and web based digital coaching and granular people analytics, enabling Rise to help our clients build a culture of engagement through continuous learning and consistent, meaningful feedback,” said Julie Bevacqua, Rise’s Chief Revenue Officer.

Wisam Abdulla, Chief Executive Officer at Hazel, noted, “The natural alignment between Rise and Hazel enables us to bring an increasingly sophisticated use of data across the employee lifecycle to drive continuous performance improvement, boost talent retention, and create a purposeful employee experience.”

To continue the evolution of Hazel’s AI coach and establish Rise as the leader in people engagement and analytics, Tim Abdulla, Co-founder of Hazel, will join Rise as its Chief Technology Officer.

Rise is hiring in Vancouver.