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Rec Tech: the Recruiting Technology Podcast

English, Technology, 1 season, 678 episodes, 2 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes
Hosted by Chris Russell, online recruiting's mad scientist, the RecTech podcast covers all aspects of recruiting technology and recruitment marketing including interesting new tools & vendors. You'll also hear how recruiters leverage technology to find talent. A great listen for HR tech vendors, HR professionals and recruiters everywhere. CONTACT: [email protected]
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Two Acquisitions and a Layoff

HCM platform Dayforce, Inc. (NYSE: DAY); announced the award-winning Dayforce® Flex Work is available to organizations in the United States. Flex Work is an on-demand marketplace that helps organizations augment their workforce with flexible talent – quickly, simply, and compliantly – to address fluctuating labor demands. Cornerstone OnDemand Inc., a leader in Workforce Agility solutions, today announced the acquisition of workforce skills intelligence capabilities and a team of highly specialized domain experts from SkyHive Technologies Holdings Inc.. SkyHive’s AI-powered skills intelligence platform and services help customers build skills-based organizations, providing visibility into the capabilities of employees and enabling organizations in their transformation efforts. hireEZ, the only sourcing and candidate relationship management (CRM) platform built for recruiters by recruiters, today announced new partnerships with job boards Monster, Resume-Library, and CV-Library and the release of a new platform feature, Sourcing Hub. PowerToFly, a leader in connecting diverse professionals with jobs since 2014, just acquired Skillcrush, an online platform that teaches tech skills to underrepresented groups. This merger gives both job seekers and employers new ways to build modern workforces. SeekOut, an eight-year-old recruiting startup that uses AI to find candidates, cut about 30% of its workforce this past Thursday, TechCrunch has learned.  
5/23/20247 minutes, 12 seconds
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Vendor Interviews Unleash America 2024

Today you will hear from Blue Saturn, HiringBranch, Sense, Brightmine, Flockity, Nexxt, Nestor. Travel sponsored by
5/21/202439 minutes, 14 seconds
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How Paradox Helped 7-Eleven Recruit More Efficiently

At Unleash America we sat in on he discussion of how 7 Eleven upped its hiring game thanks to Audio sponsored by
5/20/202426 minutes, 25 seconds
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Indeed Layoffs, Eightfold ATS & More

Upwork just released new research from The Upwork Research Institute revealing the ongoing growth of freelancing among Gen Z professionals along with their shifting priorities, expectations, and motivations for work. Word just broke that Indeed is laying off 1,000 workers mainly in its U. S. operations. Eightfold AI, the leader in AI-powered talent intelligence, today announced the availability of Eightfold Talent Tracking. This innovative applicant tracking system is the first AI-native, end-to-end talent acquisition experience. San Francisco (US) and Lugano (Switzerland) – Talent shortage and skills development are among the top two priorities businesses are struggling to get to grips with today, according to Gartner. Helping them take control of the situation, startup Anthropos has raised $2.7M to create a new way for companies to help employees evolve their skill sets in accordance with business needs while improving retention. Sense just unveiled Sense Conversational Voice AI. TThe product integrates Voice AI technology into the Sense platform to automate tasks including candidate outreach, screening, and scheduling.  
5/17/20248 minutes, 39 seconds
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Unleash Interviews: Donald Knight Chief People Officer at Greenhouse

A live interview Donald Knight, Chief People officer at Greenhouse from Unleash America in Las Vegas, next…. RecTech Media travel to Unleash is sponsored by Pillar… Great teams start with great interviews. Modernize your interview process with AI-powered interview intelligence. Book a demo today at  
5/14/202415 minutes, 35 seconds
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Manufacturing and Logistics TA Trends

IAMPHENOM coverage from Philly: How are DHL Group and Thales leveraging AI and automation technology to meet critical needs, enhance candidate engagement, and streamline the hiring process to stay competitive in 2024? Gain insights into best practices for attracting skilled, adaptable workers in a competitive market and learn how to foster a culture that supports innovation, skills, and retention.
5/8/202433 minutes, 45 seconds
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How One Airline Screens Candidates with Phenom

IAMPHENOM Coverage from Philly: Leave the lag behind and meet the new way to fast forward candidate screening with the power of One-Way Interviews. Learn how United Airlines is crafting the right questions and leveraging technology to qualify candidates faster, empower hiring teams to reliably assess talent at scale, save significant time in the screening process, and keep candidate quality high.
5/7/202419 minutes, 32 seconds
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The CHRO Perspective - IAMPHENOM Coverage

Listen to this CHRO-led panel as they discuss how work is drastically changing as a result of economic constraints and rapid technology innovation. Featuring Margaret Dinneny, CHRO of Empire Today, Melanie M. Kennedy, CHRO of American Water, and Steve Widdoss, CHRO of Freedom Mortgage, and Lothar Harings, former CHRO of Kuehne+Nagel.
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New features from Upwork, Phenom, Hackajob

Employ Inc., the parent company of JazzHR, Lever, Jobvite and NXTThing RPO, announced the appointment of Dara Brenner as Chief Product Officer (CPO) During its IAMPHENOM 2024 Product Innovation Keynote, Phenom announced a several new innovations — including Talent Experience Engine, X+ Agents, Talent Marketer Experience and Talent Leader Experience. Upwork the freelance marketplace, unveiled a collection of products, features and partnerships to transform how businesses and professionals hire and work, as part of Upwork’s new semi-annual product showcase. NEW YORK, N.Y. — Leading U.S., U.K., and India tech talent marketplace hackajob has announced a new hiring option to support changing dynamics within the tech industry — a fast, flexible, and compliant solution for contract-based tech hiring. Aptly named hackajob on-demand, this new service provides tech employers across sectors with a seamless way to hire top-tier freelancers and contract talent for business-critical projects.  
5/3/20247 minutes, 3 seconds
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How to Align a Mission-Driven Recruitment Strategy with Business Goals

Join the Jobsync team for their Recruitment Roundtable featuring Bill Musman of AmeriHealth Caritas where we will be discussing how to align a mission-driven recruitment strategy with business goals.
4/29/202450 minutes, 14 seconds
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Rippling Raises and Daxtra Acquires

SmartRecruiters, announced its latest product release, packed with new features designed to streamline the recruitment process and empower hiring teams. This April, users can explore new functionalities within the SmartRecruiters’ platform, including advanced AI capabilities, improved integration options, and significant user interface enhancements. The highlights include: ShiftMed, a leader in On-Demand workforce technology, announced today its acquisition of CareerStaff Unlimited from Genesis HealthCare (Genesis), a national post-acute care provider. CareerStaff is one of the healthcare industry’s leading per diem and contract managed service providers (MSP). ShiftMed, in combination with CareerStaff, will provide services to Genesis at over 200 skilled nursing and 1,200 Powerback Rehabilitation locations, under a seven-year exclusive agreement.  Daxtra, the resume parsing software platform, has acquired PivotCX, a technology-based talent acquisition and HR communications hub. Based in Indianapolis, PivotCX has become part of the Daxtra Group, and its products will be rolled into the Daxtra suite of solutions. The combined solution will deliver a powerful platform for talent acquisition teams, providing customers the opportunity to direct high-conversion candidate engagement more easily. Crosschq, the world’s first Hiring Intelligence platform purpose-built to increase Quality of Hire, today announced the availability of Crosschq Insights, a first-of-its-kind recruiting analytics and Quality of Hire engine. Insights empowers recruiting teams by allowing them to pull data from multiple sources into a single dashboard, offering a more comprehensive and controlled look at the hiring process. HCM platform Rippling has raised $200mm in new financing, and signed agreements with investors to repurchase up to $590mm of equity from current employees, former employees, and early investors. The financing was led by Coatue with participation from Founders Fund, Greenoaks, and other existing investors. Dragoneer is joining the round as a new investor.
4/26/20247 minutes, 50 seconds
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iCIMS CTO Details their Winter Release

Al Smith, is the chief technology officer for new jersey based ICIMS….iCIMS is a leading provider of talent acquisition technology that enables organizations everywhere to build winning workforces.  TOPICS Whas a day in the life like for the CTO of a hiring software company? Whats the biggest challenge in your job? Icims is 20 years old now…you've been here about 10….what is the biggest thing you have learned about fostering this kind of software? Winter release, lets talk about it. How many releases do you have each year?  
4/22/202423 minutes, 27 seconds
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Greenhouse Sends a Text Message

This Week in RecTech; LinkUp, the provider of global job market data, announced the release of Compass—an intuitive digital toolset for analyzing labor demand in real time and living color. XpertHR today announced it has rebranded to Brightmine™, marking a strategic change for the company to further support HR leaders through today’s increasingly complex workforce conditions and global economic uncertainty. Upwork announced Upwork Partners, a new program for companies to establish partnerships with Upwork that highlight skilled independent professionals on Upwork to serve their customers’ most pressing business needs, as well as connect freelancers with industry-leading tools that supercharge productivity and improve work quality. Initially, Upwork Partners encompasses three main partnership models: Greenhouse, the leading hiring platform, today announced its strategic partnership with Atlanta-based Grayscale, a leading enterprise-focused texting and automation platform that supports frictionless high-volume hiring. Greenhouse customers can now add Grayscale’s texting and automation solutions directly through the product offering: Texting, powered by Grayscale. HiBob has announced Bob Hiring, a fully integrated Applicant Tracking System (ATS) that connects candidate, employee, and business data for better decision-making. Bob Hiring links Bob Workforce Planning with the recruitment process, aligning hiring plans to dynamic business goals for an optimized process using a powerful, all-in-one HCM platform.  
4/19/20247 minutes, 29 seconds
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Catching up with Ziprecruiter's Matt Plummer

Matt Plummer is the Senior Vice President, Product Strategy & Enterprise Solutions for Ziprecruiter one of the worlds largest job marketplaces. Founded in 2010, the Santa Monica-based company has over 1000 employees in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Israel.  TOPICS 1. What's new at the company? (icims partnership) 2. Numbers: what are the latest traffic numbers for How many seekers do you have in your resume database? 3. It's been a tough 12-18 months for the job board world with ad spend down, how are you viewing 2024? 4. Hows Phil….talk about that user experience….pre-screening new visitors… 5. I heard you raised prices recently (or are about to) why the increase? 6. Will Zip ever look at acquiring other job boards? 7. Podcast advertising….must be working for you guys can you talk about that strategy a bit 8. How is Zip leveraging AI in the job search?  
4/15/202424 minutes, 1 second
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Checkr Layoffs

Techcrunch is reporting that Checkr, a 10-year-old employee background check company  which was last valued at $5 billion has laid off 382 employees as companies are not significantly hiring talent. Tech company Multiverse has acquired Searchlight, a talent intelligence and skills assessment platform that uses AI to help companies close their skills gaps. NEW YORK – Cadient, a leading provider of talent acquisition solutions in the hourly hiring sector, has been acquired by Basis Vectors Capital, a private equity and technology investment firm that focuses on the B2B sass space SeekOut, the Talent Intelligence Platform, announced the release of conversational search as part of its SeekOut Assist generative AI product portfolio. The new feature expands the capabilities of SeekOut Assist, enabling recruiters to use their own language in sourcing. This makes powerful AI-assisted searches accessible to all recruiters, allowing for simple descriptions instead of complex Boolean queries. ReadySetHire, powered by Talroo, is a new recruiting platform built from the ground-up exclusively for small businesses that lack the tools and insight needed to follow recruiting best practices to attract new hires.  
4/12/20246 minutes, 33 seconds
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Bringing Rigor to TA Operations

JOBSYNC ROUNDTABLE:  “I’ve got a feeling” can no longer be the deciding factor of Talent Acquisition decision-making. TA Operations provides structure and rigor to a classically EQ area of the business. But where do you start, what makes the cut, and how do you define success?  This insightful panel webinar featuring Talent Operations experts discussing the intricacies of building a TA Operations function. Scope: Understand the objectives of integrating a TA Operations function and managing scope creep Impact: Assess the outcomes (both positive and negative) such as efficiency, candidate experience, change management, and compliance Budget: Consider expenses and trade-offs such as technology, training, and resources (and how to get buy-in from leadership)
4/8/202458 minutes, 21 seconds
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Indeed Gets Smart, Modal Raises

Remote, the leader in building, managing, and supporting globally distributed workforces, has completed the acquisition of Easop, a compliance solution for businesses with international talent to grant and manage equity to their teams across 70+ countries. ClearanceJobs, the leading online community for security-cleared professionals, has launched the ability to stream live videos to its platform with the introduction of ClearanceJobs Live. Employ Inc., the parent company of JazzHR, Lever, Jobvite and NXTThing RPO, announced the appointment of Steve Cox as CEO, effective April 1, 2024. Cox succeeds former CEO, Pete Lamson.- who decided to step down,  the company told me. SAN MATEO, Calif.,— Modal, a leading skills development platform for data and analytics professionals, today announced a $25 million Series A. The round is led by Left Lane Capital and Ensemble VC with participation from leading investment firms Signalfire and Learn Capital. Indeed, the world’s #1 job site1 and a global job matching and hiring platform, today introduces Smart Sourcing, a new AI-powered suite of products to make the hiring process faster, simpler and more efficient for both employers and job seekers.
4/5/20246 minutes, 37 seconds
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Hiring Software Sitdown with Cnect's Andre Boulais

Andre Boulais is a veteran of the HR Tech space with past stints at vendors like Jobvite, Entelo and Silk Road, today he is the new chief revenue officer at Cnect a new hiring software platform How did you end up a Cnect? Whats the platform all about? Target customer? Coolest part of the platform? Free offer for candidates
4/1/202431 minutes, 6 seconds
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New Networking App & Some Acquisitions

DENVER— Guild, the leader in opportunity creation for America’s workforce, today announced its newest product capability, Career Pathways, a career planning solution that empowers employees to pursue learning programs tied to in-demand career tracks at their employer, while also empowering employers to curate their education benefits to activate their frontline workforce and support business strategy. SAN JOSE, Calif. — Job Mobz, a leading provider of innovative recruitment solutions, is excited to announce the acquisition of Before You Apply (, a pioneering platform in the passive candidate sourcing, corporate transparency and employment branding sectors. BALTIMORE — Workforce solutions company CareerCircle LLC, an Allegis Group brand, announced today that it has completed the transition of the Getting Hired platform. With this realignment, both companies will operate under the CareerCircle identity, share a leadership team and expand their service offerings. LOS ANGELES — Professional storytelling evolves today with the launch of McCoy, , iOS app and career platform set to “disrupt the networking and hiring landscape”. A video-first format, McCoy gives professionals the power to visually speak to their unique career paths and more effectively showcase their passions and personality.  
3/29/20246 minutes, 7 seconds
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Handshake CEO Garrett Lord

Handshake is the leading network for early career talent. Their mission is to democratize access to opportunity by enabling students and alumni to establish meaningful relationships--no connections, experience, or luck required.  Joining me now is their CEO/founder Garret Lord - Give us a quick history of Handshake what drove you to build it? -App first experience? - The company is hitting a decade this spring and you've made some recent product updates, can you tell us about those?  - What's an example of a success story with a student or employer using the platform?  -What products and services do you sell to employers? -What can job seekers do on the platform? - How do you see the recruiting landscape changing over the coming years with new technologies fueled by AI?  - Day in the life? Are you guys hiring?  
3/25/202426 minutes, 3 seconds
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Glassdoor Breaks, WorkLLama Adds ATS

Users of Glassdoor, the site that touted anonymous employee reviews of companies, are reporting that their names and job titles are being added to their accounts without their consent.  Culture Amp, the world’s leading employee experience platform, announced today that it intends to acquire people analytics company, Orgnostic.  WorkLLama, technology provider of an AI-driven, talent marketing, relationship management, and direct sourcing platform, announced the launch of its latest innovation: an integrated Applicant Tracking System that promises to transform the recruitment landscape. This cutting-edge enhancement is designed to provide WorkLLama customers with a fully integrated technology solution, ensuring best-in-class customer and candidate experiences. After a two year hiatus, HR Lancers has been reborn as a simple, easy to use directory for HR freelancers across North America. The original site launched by my company RecTech Media had been a full blown marketplace but the pandemic stunted its growth. This time the site lives on as directory where freelancers can promote themselves. HR Lancers has 12+ categories covering all the top aspects of HR consulting. Add your listing for free or feature it for $49 per year.; Cornerstone OnDemand Inc., announced the acquisition of the extended reality capabilities Talespin, a spatial learning company focused on workforce skills development. Talespin’s extended reality (XR) learning technology adds to Cornerstone’s content subscriptions, curation, creation, and insights technology to create an end-to-end learning content solution powering the future of work.  
3/21/20246 minutes, 41 seconds
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How to Tie Your Recruiting Strategy to Revenue

Talent acquisition directly impacts revenue. Full stop. But making the case isn’t always easy. Join us with Brigitte Orrick, Director of Talent Development, as she walks through how she built a recruiting engine that solved a sales and delivery problem. Watch our one-hour peer-to-peer discussion where we will dive into the significance of recruiting beyond just a function – but as a core driver of business outcomes.
3/18/202452 minutes, 26 seconds
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Paradox, Bullhorn, iCIMS

Bullhorn, the staffing software platform, announced the launch of its new AI solution, Bullhorn Copilot. Bullhorn Copilot will span the entire Bullhorn platform, beginning with Copilot Starter, a set of generative AI capabilities embedded directly in recruiters’ ATS/CRM. Copilot Starter debuted at the Bullhorn Engage event in Sydney ahead of an April product release. Led by a new generative AI recruiting copilot, iCIMS’ latest winter release delivers improved decision-making abilities and better hiring efficiency to millions of users globally. “iCIMS Copilot gives talent acquisition teams a competitive hiring advantage and unparalleled productivity across the talent lifecycle,” said Al Smith, chief technology officer at iCIMS. “We’re harnessing the power of generative AI and delivering new capabilities and experiences in our latest product release to help companies transform how they find, hire and mobilize the best talent.” ChartHop, the dynamic People Operations Platform, announced the launch of its HRIS, a human resources information system that seamlessly works in concert with ChartHop’s People Operations Platform, empowering HR teams and employees with a unified source of truth for people data, enhancing decision making with powerful AI insights, and streamlining how companies manage their workforces. Coming off the strongest quarter in company history and 1,000%+ growth since 2020, the builders of award-winning Conversational AI technology for HR and recruiting (Paradox) announced that founder Aaron Matos is promoting Adam Godson to Chief Executive Officer, with Matos now serving as Executive Chairman Jobiqo GmbH, announced the relaunch of TheJobNetwork™ that campaigns jobs over a vast network of job sites as the largest recruitment ad network in North America. Effective April 1, 2024, TheJobNetwork job board, will be hosted by Jobiqo and supported by Veritone’s AI-enabled programmatic technology, to help media brands connect their audience and tap into hidden advertising revenue potential.
3/15/20247 minutes, 39 seconds
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Talent Acquisition Excellence with Bas Van Der Haterd

Bas van de Haterd is a professional speaker, consultant and trainer with a particular focus on using technology to improve recruitment. Based in Soest, The Netherlands, he has more than 20 years' experience and his consulting clients include Dutch Rail, Dutch Post and Twente University. His new book, co-authored with Kevin Wheeler is out. Entitled Talent Acquisition Excellence - Using Digital Capabilities and Analytics to Improve Recruitment. Use code koganpage20 to get 20% off Also available on Amazon  
3/11/202428 minutes, 18 seconds
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Deel Strikes Again

San Francisco, March 6, 2024 – Remofirst, the most affordable HR solution for employing talent worldwide, today announced that it has raised $25 million in a Series A funding, in a round led by Octopus Ventures, with participation by existing investors First Advantage Corporation (NASDAQ: FA), a leading provider of employment background screening, identity, and verification solutions, today announced financial results for the full year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2023. XpertHR will be adding “AI Assist” so HR leaders can get the critical, trusted insights they need more rapidly. On the heels of its acquisition of Zavvy last week, global HR company Deel ($12B valuation; 20k+ customers in 150+ countries) announced that it has acquired payroll giant PaySpace and achieved $500M in annual recurring revenue.     
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How Headhuntable Helps Tech Pros Get Hired

A new tech job platform offering tech professionals a complete, autonomous solution to finding their next career move has launched. Called Headhuntable, the site leverages virtual assistants to aid job seekers in their search. provides a lifeline for skilled individuals seeking stable employment. The platform combines three crucial elements: an intimate knowledge of the technical marketplace and its hiring practices, Virtual Assistants (VAs) who serve as agents to market your talent to prospective employers, and Mentors/Coaches to help you develop your professional skills and navigate the hiring process in the best light possible. The highly trained VAs are dedicated job search experts who take the burden off job searchers’ shoulders by actively finding and applying to relevant positions, handling communication with recruiters, and providing interview preparation and career development support. The VAs are “tireless advocates, ensuring clients are seen and heard amidst the noise of hundreds of other applicants.”
3/4/202424 minutes, 8 seconds
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Deel Deals, Workday Scores

ZipRecruiter® (NYSE: ZIP) a leading online employment marketplace, today announced financial results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2023.  Full-year revenue of $645.7 million Full-year net income of $49.1 million, or net income margin of 8% Resume and recruitment platform Hellohive seeks to help eliminate hiring bias by creating a virtual community that includes employers and those looking for a new role. Workday, Inc.  which trades on the (NASDAQ:WDAY), has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire HiredScore, a leading provider of AI-powered talent orchestration solutions, which enable companies to use data-driven insights to improve recruiting and talent mobility processes. Global payroll & HR company Deel announced today that it has acquired German-based people enablement platform Zavvy. All of Zavvy’s team members are joining Deel. First Advantage Corporation (NASDAQ:FA), a leading provider of employment background screening, identity, and verification solutions, announced today that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Sterling Check Corp. (NASDAQ:STER), a provider of background screening and identity services. First Advantage will issue a combination of cash and stock valuing Sterling at approximately $2.2 billion, including Sterling’s outstanding debt.  
3/2/20246 minutes, 19 seconds
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Align Your Hiring Process to the Business Outcomes

The efficiency and effectiveness of your hiring processes directly correlate to the bottom line of your company - especially when you’re hiring at scale, on a deadline, and for a boat. During our first live peer-to-peer roundtable conversation of 2024, Jim D'Amico, Director of Shoreside Talent Acquisition at Holland America Group (a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation) discussed how TA can add demonstrable value to the business.
2/25/20241 hour, 46 seconds
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Betterleap, UKG, Power to Fly

Betterleap, an AI-powered outbound recruiting platform, announced new natural language search (NLS) capabilities for recruiters. With Betterleap NLS, recruiters can describe their hiring goals in their own words, such as “I need a software engineer who has at least eight years of experience, knows Python, and works within 40 minutes of the Google HQ campus” and let Betterleap automatically create a search. Recruiters can then expand or narrow down search results using filters to find new candidates that might otherwise be overlooked. Spark Hire, a frontrunner in video interviewing solutions for over a decade, and Comeet, its advanced Applicant Tracking System (ATS), have announced an important new feature within the ATS as an advancement of their comprehensive Talent Acquisition Suite. This exciting rollout introduces Spark Hire’s one-way video interviewing feature directly into its ATS platform marking a significant stride toward better hiring for everyone. ADP Marketplace, boasting the title of the world’s largest digital HR storefront with over 800 partner solutions, is introducing AI-powered integrations, ADP Marketplace empowers clients to confidently discover and implement the most suitable solutions for their specific needs. This commitment extends to responsible AI practices, ensuring all partner solutions adhere to established ethical guidelines. NEW YORK – PowerToFly, a diversity talent acquisition and engagement platform connecting underrepresented talent to great careers, today announced that the number of candidate profiles in its diversity recruiting software, PowerPro, has expanded to over 17 million. AUSTIN, Texas and LOS ANGELES — Podium Education (Podium), the nation’s fastest-growing experiential education company for universities, has acquired Untapped, the all-in-one early career talent platform that connects students with top companies. UKG, a leading provider of HR, payroll, workforce management, and culture solutions for all people, has been named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Large Employers in 2024.  
2/23/20248 minutes, 10 seconds
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AI in the Hiring Lifecylce

Alex Fourlis is the General Manager at  Veritone, the parent owner of Pandologic and Broadbean the job distribution platform and he’s here today to talk about AI in the hiring lifecycle.
2/19/202420 minutes, 17 seconds
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Hibob Says Hello to Pento, Upwork Earnings and Screening on TikTok

BambooHR®, the popular human resource platform where everything works together, announced the first of several planned AI-powered product features: AI Topic Summaries for Employee Satisfaction with eNPS®*, which offers conveniently distilled AI analysis of all employee open response feedback into an impactful report. According to, The Online Recruitment Market is projected to witness a compound annual growth rate of 6.4%, thereby reaching a market size of USD 58.0 Billion by 2032, from USD 34.0 million in 2023. Upwork Inc. (Nasdaq: UPWK), the world’s largest work marketplace that connects businesses with independent talent from across the globe, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2023 Los Angeles–Fama Technologies,the candidate screening platform ,announced the upcoming launch of a new feature: TikTok as a Source. This addition will empower organizations to extend their screening capabilities to one of the world’s most popular social media platforms, TikTok. HiBob, a provider of modern HR software for mid-sized companies, has announced its acquisition of Pento, a UK-based platform for automated payroll. This move follows the launch of HiBob’s Payroll Hub in 2021 and signifies the company’s commitment to offering a comprehensive “all-in-one” HR experience for UK businesses, streamlining payroll complexities and boosting efficiency.
2/15/20248 minutes, 3 seconds
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Beyond the Resume: The Power of Candidate Voice

Darrian Mikell is the founder of Qualifi, the platform that helps companies streamline their screening, scheduling, and video interviews.
2/12/202418 minutes, 53 seconds
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CRM's, Stocks and HR Tech in the Super Bowl

SmartRecruiters unveiled its revitalized SmartRecruiters Marketplace this week—a “next-generation hub” tailored for employers to build their essential recruitment ecosystem. AUSTIN, TX: The team behind Energy Freelance, the hiring platform streamlining contractor work in the energy sector, has announced the launch of Energy Hire. This revolutionary new platform specifically targets full-time employment and career development within the energy industry, empowering both employers and professionals with a dynamic suite of industry-specific machine learning (AI) tools. hireEZ announced today the launch of hireEZ 2, the only candidate relationship management (CRM) platform built for recruiters by recruiters with industry-leading sourcing, analytics, and automation functionality. Recruit Holdings, parent company of Indeed and Glassdoor announce earnings for For FY2023 and its Q3…, the Company expects consolidated revenue to decrease 0.9% year over year.  For the 3 months ending Dec 31st 2023 revenues at Indeed/GD for the US came in around 167 million, thats down 17% YOY. Workforce payments platform Papaya Global will have a super bowl ad this Sunday.They appear tobe the only company in our space with one, if you remember Workday and Upwork had one last year
2/9/20245 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Good/Bad/Ugly of HR Technology

Director, Technology @ Humareso. Jamie Aquila is an award-winning technologist, designer, architect, and 4x tech startup CTO. His projects have been named a LinkedIn Top 50 Startup in 2018 and a Startup Of The Year “Top 100 Startups” in 2020. Jamie jumps back into the HR space after evolving the NYC restaurant job board into a global HRIS for the service industry.
2/5/202423 minutes, 35 seconds
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Jobster Lives! google 4 Jobs PPC Dies

ADP®, announced the availability of ADP Assist, a cross-platform solution powered by generative AI (GenAI). ADP Assist enhances HR productivity, aids decision-making with data-driven insights, and streamlines day-to-day tasks for practitioners, managers, employees and executives with simple, human-like conversations. Hiring and onboarding platform provider Fountain announced the launch of two new products, Fountain Onboard and Fountain Compliance. Aimed at the frontline workforce, these technology-based solutions aim to improve the new-hire experience and streamline compliance management for businesses. Acadian Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm, today announced the successful close on an oversubscribed $30 million in capital commitments for its second fund. The new fund is anchored by ServiceNow Ventures and Connecticut Innovations with additional participation from venture capital firms, family offices, high-net individuals, many of the firm’s founders, and a majority of limited partners from our first fund. Acadian Ventures Fund II is almost triple the size of its inaugural first fund and the firm has already made 12 investments out of the second fund. A new tech job platform offering tech professionals a complete, autonomous solution to finding their next career move has launched. Called Headhuntable, the site leverages virtual assistants to aid job seekers in their search. Fiverr, the gig marketplace announced its Winter Product Release, the first of two transformative upgrades in 2024. The new features,include a Consulting Category for expert guidance, Fiverr Agencies for seamless team collaboration, and an enhanced rating system. Fiverr keeps evolving, empowering its community and solidifying its position as the go-to partner for any digital need. Compa, a leading offers-based compensation market data provider, announced that it has raised a $10M Series A to bring real-time market intelligence to compensation decisions for the world’s largest and fastest-growing companies.
2/2/202411 minutes, 2 seconds
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Recruitics CEO Adam Stafford

Recruitics CEO joins to talk about their new analytics AI and more. Learn more
1/28/202422 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ceridian and Flexjobs

Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. a global leader in human capital management (HCM) technology, today announced its ticker symbol will change to DAY on the New York Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange, effective February 1, 2024. Flockity, the groundbreaking platform where Influencer Marketing meets Recruitment Marketing, proudly announces its exit from stealth mode and is now ready for general release. With a mission to democratize job distribution, Flockity empowers individual influencers to become job distributors, this connects employers with a vast pool of talent through the network effect.   Skillit, the data-driven recruitment platform for skilled, full-time construction labor, today announced the launch of the first cost calculator designed specifically for skilled labor recruitment. The Skillit Cost Calculator analyzes and combines information including unique respondent inputs, proprietary labor market data from its talent sourcing and intelligence platform and construction industry norms. Standardizing the cost-per-hire evaluation for construction staffing brings the clarity of a single unifying set of numbers to a construction industry fighting to combat a severe shortage of skilled labor. Remote, the leader in building, managing, and supporting globally distributed workforces, today announced Contractor Management Plus. As companies of all sizes increasingly rely on contractors and freelancers, Contractor Management Plus equips Remote’s customers with advanced safeguards against misclassification risk, including built-in global compliance and indemnity coverage of up to $1 million. the B2C remote job board community founded by Sara Sutton back in 2006 has been acquired by career company BOLD, which owns a number of brands including Live Career and MyPerfect Resume.  
1/26/20246 minutes, 17 seconds
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EarnBetter bringing AI to the Job Search

A few months ago a new AI startup picked up $4.5 million in funding from investors such as Andreesen Horowitz and Abstract Ventures in an effort to help job seekers optimize their search….that startup is called With the site People can upload an existing resume to the platform, and EarnBetter will deliver a professionally rewritten and reformatted resume in minutes. It can also customize resumes and cover letters for each job in seconds…  Their founder & CEO Tuck Hauptfuhrer joins the podcast.
1/21/202414 minutes, 55 seconds
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Indeed, Greenhouse, Ceridian

PerformYard raised a whopping $95 million according to TechCrunch. They compete with platforms like Lattice. They are headquartered in Arilngton, VA. Indeed, introduced Specialist Media Networks to help employers hire for competitive and hard-to-fill roles. With talent shortages across several sectors, including technology and healthcare, these new industry-specific networks enable employers to reach more people with specific, in-demand skills. TORONTO and MINNEAPOLIS — Ceridian (NYSE: CDAY; TSX: CDAY), a global leader in human capital management (HCM) technology, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire eloomi, a leading learning experience platform software provider based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Orlando, Florida. The acquisition is expected to close in Q1 2024 and will be funded with existing balance sheet cash. Ziprecruiter launched ZipRecruiter’s 2024 Labor Market Outlook. The report leverages data and insights from the ZipRecruiter marketplace to empower hiring managers and business leaders to make informed decisions in 2024, with an inside look into trends across 10 key industries and perspectives on how those will impact the workforce in the coming year. Greenhouse, the hiring software for people-first companies, today announced it has been recognized as the #1 leader in 25 categories in the 2024 Winter Report including  Best Applicant Tracking System, Best Enterprise Applicant Tracking Systems and Best Mid-Market Applicant Tracking System.
1/18/20247 minutes, 15 seconds
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Tim Sackett's Talent Acquisition Predictions for 2024

Predictions, opportunities, dilemmas, hopes, wishes, I’m not sure what we should call this, but I’ve got some ideas floating around about what happens next in our little recruiting world. Most predictions are worthless. I love to consider myself a futurist in our industry, but after doing this for so many years, I don’t think I’ve ever had one prediction actually come true!  
1/15/202421 minutes, 50 seconds
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Bullhorn, Censia, Jijatjo and Textio

Jitjatjo, a New York city based gig marketplace through which businesses can book workers with as little as an hour’s notice, today announced that it raised $30 million in a Series B funding round led by Morningside Technology Ventures.  Textio, the AI platform purpose-built to help companies hire and develop remarkable teams,announced Kieran Snyder has stepped down as CEO. Jensen Harris, co-founder and CXO, has been unanimously appointed as CEO by the board, effective immediately. Kieran will take the role of Chief Scientist Emeritus and retain her board seat. Jensen’s former role as Chief Experience Officer will be retired. SAN FRANCISCO — Censia, the Talent Intelligence, platform unveiled the latest innovative AI-powered products: Generative AI Talent Search, Automatic Candidate Screening and Sourcing, and Targeted Search. Censia is revolutionizing the automated talent landscape with state-of-the-art AI technology, creating a positive disruption in the industry. Bullhorn®, the global leader in software for the staffing and recruitment industry, today announced its acquisition of Mployee, a provider of Salesforce-based solutions for recruitment agencies, which is headquartered in the Netherlands. Mployee’s technology will accelerate Bullhorn’s vision to deliver a full, end-to-end, enterprise solution for Bullhorn customers using the Salesforce platform.  
1/12/20247 minutes, 50 seconds
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Putting Moms Back to Work at Bus Stop Mamas

Mary Kay Ziniewicz is the founder and CEO of Bus Stop Mamas a tech platform that instantly introduces employers to off market talent -moms.
1/7/202426 minutes, 35 seconds
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SAP, ShiftNOW and Sterling

Tech job board has introduced two new features. Company Profile and Discover Companies to help companies attract in-demand skilled technology professionals.  SAP introduced a new, modern and state-of-the-art Career Site Job Search together with Job-Layout-related and Administration-related updates for SuccessFactors Recruiting Career Site Builder (CSB).  shiftNOW, the hospitality industry’s trusted on-demand workforce, now serves Atlanta, Georgia. Sterling Check Corp. a global provider of background screening and identity services, today announced that it has acquired Vault Workforce Screening a leading U.S. clinic management platform. The acquisition brings a network of 17,000 clinics and a flexible service model to enhance Sterling’s existing drug and health services.
1/4/20245 minutes, 16 seconds
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RecTech Media Special Announcement

A look at what's coming to the pod and help for HR tech job seekers in the form of a new job community.
1/1/20244 minutes, 28 seconds
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How to Harmonize Recruitment Operations

One-hour peer-to-peer recruitment roundtable featuring Heidi Gerhard, VP of Global Talent Acquisition Strategy & Operations at Mastercard, as our featured speaker! By the end of this session, you'll be armed with fresh strategies to seamlessly harmonize recruitment operations in your organization. Heidi will share invaluable insights on discovering the ideal talent, optimizing processes, and building teams that stand the test of time.
12/17/20231 hour, 1 minute, 53 seconds
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Employer Branding Priorities & Budgets Report

Cliquify 2024 Employer Brand Priorities Report is out and CEO Amit Parmar joins the pod to discuss their findings. Free Download:
12/11/202318 minutes, 50 seconds
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Breaking News: Indeed To End PPA

In a stunning reversal, will end its pay per application business model only a year after launching it.
12/7/20234 minutes, 38 seconds
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Workleap buys Pingboard, Skills Day and Inclusively

Fama Technologies, Inc., a leader in candidate screening that makes hiring great people easy, has been recognized as a “Hot Companies to Watch in 2024” by Nucleus Research, one of the world’s top HCM industry analyst firms. Workleap, a leading software company behind products that improve the employee experience for 20,000 companies in more than 100 countries, has acquired Pingboard, a US-based HR tech SaaS company. Phenom is hosting the industry’s first Skills Day, providing HR with a practical approach to improve the process of hiring, developing and retaining talent using skills. The Predictive Index, the leading talent optimization platform, announced its acquisition of Charma (formerly known as WorkPatterns), the performance management tool that simplifies people and team management. Inclusively, the workforce inclusion platform, today announces that it has closed a $13 million Series A round to accelerate enterprise access of their new workplace personalization product, Retain. The round was led by Firework Ventures, with participation from existing investors.
12/6/20238 minutes, 54 seconds
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Workday, Happy, Kahuna and Every

HOUSTON—-Kahuna Workforce Solutions, a pioneer in operational skills and competency management software, has announced a $21 million Series B funding round led by Resolve Growth Partners.  Workday, (NASDAQ: WDAY), announced results for the fiscal 2024 third quarter ended October 31, 2023. Fiscal Third Quarter Total Revenues of $1.87 Billion, Up 16.7% Year Over Year Subscription Revenues of $1.69 Billion, Up 18.1% Year Over Year 12-Month Subscription Revenue Backlog of $6.05 Billion, Up 21.9% Year Over Year SAN FRANCISCO — (dba Every), the all-in-one back office stack for startups, today announced its coming out of stealth alongside $9.5 million in seed funding.  Every provides bank accounts, corporate cards, bill payments, corporate treasury, HR, payroll, benefits, accounting, and taxes all in one platform. TEMECULA, Calif. – Happy Companies officially announces Happy, its proprietary people and coaching platform for accelerating organizational performance and enhancing management and leadership effectiveness. There is already a vendor named Plum. the assessments tool....But Someone didnt do their research. ... Plumm, a London, UK-based B2B business software platform providing employers with an innovative software platform to deliver mental health support to their employees, received a £2.2M investment from IW Capital The company intends to use the funds to grow its partnerships, sales and marketing teams, and expanding operations within the UK and internationally in the EU, Middle East and US.  
11/30/20237 minutes, 32 seconds
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How Will Google for Jobs be Implemented?

Speculation around Google for Jobs continues but no one is quite sure what the paid version will look like nor how it will be implemented. I brought in the founder of JobAdX Amit Chauhan to discuss.
11/19/202322 minutes, 7 seconds
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EarnBetter, and Twitter Job Search

Cielo is introducing a series of intelligence tools that leverage automation and AI to help companies optimize the hiring experience for all:they are calling it Digital Accelerators™. Remote, a leader in building, managing, and supporting globally distributed workforces, today launched a marketplace for employers and job seekers. Fully integrated with Remote’s global HR platform, Remote Talent provides companies and their future teams around the world an easy way to connect. Human capital advisory firm, The Josh Bersin Company, announced the availability of a new generative AI expert assistant and problem-solving tool for HR leaders and their teams. EarnBetter is announcing the public launch of its free AI job search assistant and a $4.5 million seed round investment led by Andreessen Horowitz and Abstract Ventures. EarnBetter’s platform utilizes generative AI to reformat and rewrite resumes in minutes, draft cover letters in seconds, and scan through millions of jobs to provide personalized matches to job seekers. Twitters job search tool is live though they havent announced it yet.
11/17/20237 minutes, 5 seconds
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Integrating Talent Intelligence for Long-Term Talent Acquisition Success

The Future's So Bright (I Gotta Wear Shades): Integrating Talent Intelligence for Long-Term Talent Acquisition Success In today's rapidly evolving recruitment landscape, Talent Intelligence has emerged as a key component of your talent strategy. While adding this to the growing list of responsibilities for talent leaders, leading companies not only need Talent Intelligence; they also require a dedicated team to distill the data and operate as a key advisor to the business. As you look toward 2024, how can you incorporate this capability into your team? We were joined by special guest Toby Culshaw, who has built the Talent Intelligence function at Amazon Worldwide Stores and previously at Philips. For over 15 years, Toby has been educating organizations on reconfiguring and enhancing their comprehension of talent intelligence and analytics.
11/12/202359 minutes, 47 seconds
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Rival, Engagedly, IAMPHENOM

Chicago — Rival, formerly SilkRoad Technology, today announced a relaunch of its recruiting product, Rival Recruit, which is now available. The new url is Engagedly, the cloud-based talent management software for Performance, Learning & Development, and Employee Engagement solutions, in its pursuit to improve employee engagement, performance, and experience, has acquired theEMPLOYEEapp, an employee communication platform for deskless employees. Phenom announced registration is now open for its fifth annual IAMPHENOM conference on April 23-25 in Philadelphia. The premier Intelligent Talent Experience conference will bring together 1,800+ professionals across talent acquisition, talent management, HR, HRIS, and the c-suite to learn innovative ways to accelerate hiring, improve recruiter inefficiencies, boost employee evolution and retention, transform workforce planning, and much more by leveraging AI and automation. Register by the December 31, 2023 earliest bird deadline to save more than 50% off the 2-day conference ticket price. Complete details are on
11/9/20234 minutes, 20 seconds
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Temp Healthcare Staffing with Nomad Health

Started by clinicians for clinicians in 2015, Nomad Health became a pioneer for digital temporary healthcare staffing providing clinicians with a degree of transparency, control and efficiency that traditional healthcare staffing companies don’t deliver. Nomad clinicians have cared for millions of patients at over one thousand healthcare facilities across all 50 states. Justin Lambert, COO joins the podcast.
11/6/202320 minutes, 22 seconds
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UKG Labs, Espresa, Accounting Sprout & More

UKG, a leading provider of HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people, today introduced its second cohort of early-stage companies — from four different countries — as part of its fast-growing, in-house global startup ecosystem and virtual laboratory, UKG Labs. This newest class includes:  Bites, based in Israel, which is on a mission to enable every organization to train, onboard, and engage with their frontline employees successfully and effectively; Denim, based in the U.S., with solutions to help employers improve performance while retaining talent and ensuring the deskless workforce feels valued, rewarded, and heard; Hop In Technologies, based in Canada, which works to address transportation and mobility barriers for organizations and their employees; and Mo, based in the U.K., which makes it easier for busy managers to meaningfully recognize and engage their employees. out of maryland announced it has raised nearly half-a-million dollars and is growing its team as it transforms how hiring managers in corporate America attract, support, and engage military-connected talent. Charlotte, North Carolina based Accounting Sprout announced the launch of their job board and solution for accountants across the United States. Accounting Sprout was founded by a longtime HR and recruitment veteran, and they aim to fill the talent gap in the industry.  Espresa, a personal benefits platform designed for global enterprises, announced the completion of its Series A funding round totaling $23 million led by Clear Ventures. All existing investors participated, including Crosslink Capital, New Era Capital Partners, Moneta Venture Capital, Ridge Ventures and Westwave Capital. DHI Group which is a public company (NYSE: DHX) that owns two niche job boards, and has announced its latest earnings. Once again ClearanceJobs outperformed its bigger brother.
11/3/20236 minutes, 30 seconds
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Gerry Crispin Talks Recruiting

Jobsync's conversation with Gerry Crispin kicked off with defining what recruiting really is, what recruiters really do, and how not all things recruiting are learned in school.
10/30/202359 minutes, 28 seconds
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Radancy buys Brazen

SmartRecruiters, announced the latest expansion of talent acquisition updates designed to broaden global reach and productivity. The new release includes over 27 product enhancements and 15 new partner integrations offering smarter workflows, seamless integrations and bulk actions that empower global talent leaders to achieve more with less. Rally®, the leading platform for learning best-practice recruitment marketing and employer branding strategies, today introduced Rally® AI™, a revolutionary AI recruitment marketing assistant that guides recruiting professionals through every step of creating a highly effective talent attraction strategy so they can gain a competitive edge in recruiting top candidates using modern social and digital marketing strategies. Radancy, the global leader in talent acquisition software, announced today that it has acquired Brazen, expanding the Radancy Talent Acquisition Cloud through advanced hiring event technology. Brazen adds a best-in-class solution for managing both virtual and in-person recruiting events, enhancing Radancy’s SaaS platform focused on helping enterprises find the talent they need to strengthen their business.  
10/27/20234 minutes, 28 seconds
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HR Tech Interviews Part 3

In the final round of interviews from the expo floor at HR Tech 2023 you'll hear from Phenom, Plum, Veritone, Refer, and Workbuzz.
10/23/202340 minutes, 12 seconds
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Recruitment Marketing with TrackFive's Oliver Feakins

TrackFive is a recruitment marketing agency based in Central Pennsylvania. Founded in 2007, their vision is To fill every open job with a qualified candidate.  
10/23/202322 minutes, 52 seconds
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LinkedIn Layoffs, New Funding

LinkedIn is laying off more than 660 workers across its engineering, product, talent and finance teams, the employment-focused social media site announced Monday. micro1, an AI-driven platform for sourcing top engineering talent has announced an oversubscribed $1.3 million investment. This funding, coupled with the initial $2 million pre-seed investment, has propelled the company’s valuation to an impressive $30 million. The Mom Project, a leading digital talent marketplace and community platform serving more than 1.5 million moms and 3,000+ companies, today announced the launch of SelfMade, a professional platform focused on helping moms create their personal brand and start their business. MINNEAPOLIS — Yardstik, a Trust & Safety Platform built to help high-volume hiring businesses safely hire, verify, and onboard workers at scale, has raised an additional $12 million in its most recent round of funding. New research from iCIMS has found that hires and openings in retail have decreased by 12% and 25%, respectively, from this time last year, while the transportation sector saw declines of 22% and 2%.  
10/20/20235 minutes, 46 seconds
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HR Tech Interviews, Part 2

In the latest episode from HR Tech Las Vegas you'll hear from Greenhouse, Hopward and Lumina. Sponsored by
10/18/202320 minutes, 4 seconds
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HR Tech Interviews: CollabWork, Crosschq, First30

HR tech interviews from the expo floor at the 2023 event.  COLLABWORK, CROSSCHQ, FIRST30 Sponsored by Plum
10/17/202318 minutes, 11 seconds
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High Volume Hiring Discussion

At the recent RecFest event in Nashville I caught some of the panel on high volume hiring.
10/16/202330 minutes, 38 seconds
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What Job Seekers Hate!

A panel of job seekers talk about what they hate about applying for jobs online. 
10/9/202341 minutes, 21 seconds
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Patents, Funding and AI

Cangrade, an AI-based predictor of job candidate success and retention,has announced its new patent 11734566 which predicts a job candidate’s fit for multiple positions using one assessment. This innovative technology redefines the way organizations source talent, allowing companies to leverage Cangrade’s Pre-Hire Assessment to effortlessly boost recruiting and sourcing efficiency, enhance the candidate’s experience, and build talent pools and internal mobility. Succeedsmart has a new job description tool… Montreal, QC, Canada – HiringBranch announced that it has secured $2.5 million in non-dilutive funds from BDC Capital’s Growth & Transition Capital division. BDC, Canada’s bank for entrepreneurs, is investing in HiringBranch’s mission to modernize legacy hiring processes with soft skill AI assessments that can replace interviews at scale. Findem is giving talent teams the competitive edge with the launch of its Talent Data Cloud, the only AI talent acquisition and management solution that consolidates the entire talent lifecycle and is powered by unique 3D data. Findem’s Talent Data Cloud elevates talent teams by equipping them with the transformational talent intelligence, consolidated workflows and AI-based automation they need to operate with the highest levels of efficiency and effectiveness. Linkedin adds AI to LI recruiter  
10/6/20236 minutes, 51 seconds
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Talent Attraction at Visa

Celinda Appleby who manages talent attraction at Visa gave a presentation at RecFest Nashville on her recruitment marketing tips and tricks.
10/2/202326 minutes, 58 seconds
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Oyster & Erudit

Oyster: Erudit:
9/29/20234 minutes, 29 seconds
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Citizens Bank HR Tech Stack

My guest today is MaryAnn Pelland, Head of TA for Citizens Bank….Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with more than 17,000 colleagues nationwide. You can check out their career site at TOPICS 1. Give the audience a sense for How many people do you hire every year? Whats the size of the TA team at citizens…? 2. How does Citizens use hr technology to facilitate hiring…(walk us thru your HR tech stack) 3. Any cool recruiting tech you are thinking about installing in 2024? 4. What are the biggest hiring challenges for Citizens right now? Job ghosting? 5. How are you trying to make the candidate experience better? Are you guys very active on social media…can you tell us how you leverage channels for recruiting? 6. Talk to me about your DEI recruiting strategy  
9/25/202322 minutes, 38 seconds
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HiBob Strikes it Rich

SparcStart, a leader in recruitment marketing innovation, has unveiled its latest product, Empower, the recruitment marketing portal that transforms how companies manage, measure, and share their employer brand and recruitment marketing assets. HireClix, a leading recruitment marketing services company, today launched the Employer Brand Network (EBN) to help enterprise-level organizations activate, scale, and optimize employer branding campaigns and provide them with a competitive advantage in a quickly evolving recruiting landscape. Lattice, the people management software company , today announced Lattice HRIS, a human resources information system that will manage the employee record and integrate directly with Lattice’s existing talent suite of products — allowing customers to report on metrics, uncover critical insights about their employees and teams, prove the success of their HR programs, and automate change management processes across their workforce. Remote, the leader in building, managing, and supporting globally distributed workforces, today announced its new platform enhancements. HiBob, the company behind ‘Bob’, the HR platform transforming how organizations operate in the modern world of work, today announced it has secured $150M in new funding in a round that was led by Farallon Capital and included Alpha Wave Global and existing investors.  
9/21/20237 minutes, 51 seconds
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My RecFest Wrapup

Just a quick episode with my thoughts on RecFest held in Nashville last week with a couple of interviews with IQtalent and Plum.
9/19/202310 minutes, 43 seconds
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Terry Terhark, CEO of NXTThing RPO

Terry Terhark, CEO of NXTThing RPO, an Employ Inc. brand, is here to talk  about opportunities for AI and automation in recruitment. There’s growing demand for recruitment technologies that streamline hiring and make recruiting more scalable …  In fact a recent study indicated that 47% of companies plan to increase spending on automated recruiting and intelligent sourcing technologies this year, so talent acquisition teams need a roadmap to better understand the tech they’ll work with.  
9/18/202326 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Recruiter Less Future with Allyn Bailey

Allyn Bailey is a talent futurist and currently heads up Hiring Success Services at SmartRecruiters the San Francisco based hiring software company. She is here to share some interesting thoughts on AI and the recruiting process. Whats new at SmartRecruiters? You've had a lot of leadership changes in the past year or so… Has Smart released any generative AI features yet? What has been your experience to-date with AI in the talent acquisition and recruitment space?  Have we been using AI for a while in the TA and recruitment industry? If so, how?  Blockchain, will it ever fnd a way into TA…why? What about the candidate experience? Can AI help to reduce bias in recruitment? If so, how?  How should hiring managers be approaching AI? Should they be cautious?  How can hiring managers use generative AI to streamline recruiting?  How will AI change the recruitment industry in the years to come? (What will a future TA team look like in 5 years) Will you be at RecFest next month? Whats your podcast? Tell people where to connect…
9/11/202326 minutes, 35 seconds
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PowerToFly & CareerBuilder (again)

After making pay per resumes live last week CareerBuilder says they are now offering pay for performance job ads… It appears to be an option as regular duration based job ads are still available to buy. Culinary Agents has enhanced its hospitality industry-leading hiring platform with existing partner Indeed, for more seamless job application submissions. PowerToFly, a diversity talent acquisition platform connecting underrepresented talent to great careers, today announced a new feature available within the PowerPro product, Candidate Search. The new feature is set to transform talent acquisition by providing companies with a powerful tool to identify and recruit candidates from underrepresented backgrounds, bringing a new level of inclusivity and effectiveness to the hiring process. Save your spot now to join me at #HRTechConf 2023 in Las Vegas. Register now for  the October 10-13 event using code HT23MA57 and get an extra $300 off! #HRTech
9/7/20234 minutes, 16 seconds
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August Jobsync Roundtable

𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑷𝒆𝒂𝒌 𝑷𝒆𝒓𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒀𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝑷𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆, 𝑷𝒓𝒐𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔, & 𝑻𝒆𝒄𝒉𝒏𝒐𝒍𝒐𝒈𝒚 Join us on August 17th as we welcome John Higgins to the JobSync Recruitment Marketing Roundtable. We'll be talking about: • How to analyze your process, people, and technology (and existing commitments) to understand where your opportunities lie. • How to look at your entire process through the lens of candidate experience and use that to drive total process and technology improvement. • How to get success out of out-of-the-box thinking and recruiting. • How to hire at scale while prioritizing people (candidates, hiring managers, and recruiters) first.
9/4/202358 minutes, 33 seconds
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Confirm, Oyster, Chipotle

Confirm, a platform that uses Organizational Network Analysis (ONA) to improve performance reviews, has raised $6.2 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Spero Ventures with participation from SHRMLabs, Elefund, Gaingels, Black Angel Group and several existing customers. Oyster®, the employment platform to hire, pay, and care for global teams, today launched Pearl, an AI-powered chatbot that can answer questions about global hiring and remote work regulations. Leveraging Oyster’s wealth of knowledge and ability to help anyone, anywhere hire quickly and compliantly in over 180 countries, Pearl revolutionizes how companies gather information, enabling them to make informed decisions that remove traditional barriers to global employment.  Ceipal, the staffing software company has integrated ChatGPT — a form of generative AI technology — into its applicant tracking system (ATS). Workstream, a leading HR platform for the hourly workforce, launched a new suite of team management products today to support growing businesses in the quick-service restaurant industry and other hourly industries as they scale operations, helping to provide more efficient and engaging workplace environments. Chipotle, the popular restaurant chain is launching a new employer brand campaign to attract talent. It will feature employee testimonials and opportunities for growth highlighted in latest advertising campaign for a nationwide hiring push.  
8/31/20236 minutes, 36 seconds
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Assessment Software Discussion

Stephane Rivard is the CEO at HiringBranch a Montreal based talent assessment software company.  TOPICS What makes a good assessment tool? Could you share with our listeners the inspiration behind developing HiringBranch?  How long does your assessment take and is it taken pre-apply or post apply? Is it targeted toward certain skill sets or…? What impact have you seen on the recruitment process and candidate selection since its implementation? Candidate Experience: Many candidates might find voice assessments a new and potentially intimidating approach. How do you ensure that your technology creates a fair and comfortable experience for all candidates? Customization and Job Fit: you guys use real-life job-specific questions. How does your technology ensure that these questions accurately represent the requirements and ….how do you strike a balance between standardization and customization? Future of HR and Recruitment: Many industry experts speculate about the possibility of a 'recruiter-less' future, where advanced AI technologies handle the entire candidate selection process. How do you envision the role of AI evolving in this context, and what challenges and opportunities do you foresee for organizations?  Interview-Less Future: As we consider a 'recruiter-less' future, can you also see an 'interview-less' future, where AI-driven assessments like HiringBranch become more prevalent. ……………….How do you envision this shift reshaping the way candidates and employers perceive the hiring process?   Final Thoughts: Before I let you go. Is there anything else you'd like to share? Any events that you'll be attending in the coming month? Where can people find you?  
8/28/202318 minutes, 49 seconds
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Toothio, Howdy and CareerBuilder

The U.S. saw 21.74 million new job postings during the first half of 2023, down just 8% from the previous six-month period, according to a new report from staffing giant PeopleReady. Phenom is hosting AI Day — setting the HR industry’s direction for AI’s role in empowering organizations to hire faster, develop better and retain longer, while reaching new levels of efficiency. Domain experts will dive deep into the types of AI, including generative AI, the data models that power AI for HR, and its impact on candidates, employees, recruiters, managers, HR and HRIS teams. Go to to register Job site CareerBuilder has announced the launch of Pay Per Resume, a new offering to provide an affordable and flexible alternative to traditional recruitment fees. PHOENIX — Toothio has revealed securing a $4 million seed funding round, with Craft Ventures at the helm and contributions from Burst Capital, Moving Capital, Revere Partners, and Rho Capital Partners. The funds are earmarked to expedite Toothio’s expansion, improving its technology, venturing into vital US markets, augmenting its pool of dental professionals, and fortifying its sales team. AUSTIN, Texas –, a talent sourcing and management provider that connects U.S. companies with Latin American (LATAM) tech workers, today announced the acquisition of GeekHunter, one of the largest and most reputable talent marketplaces for companies to hire developers from Brazil.  
8/25/20235 minutes, 43 seconds
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Shattering AI Illusions

Recorded from a live LinkedIn event hosted by Qualifi. Listen for a lively discussion about AI in recruiting.
8/21/202351 minutes, 40 seconds
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Abode: Gen Z Onboarding Tool

According to Abode an early career onboarding platform. Early-career reneges and turnover don't just affect your bottom line; they also take a toll on morale and productivity, making them incredibly costly for your organization. Joining me to discuss is Ben Siegel the Co-founder & CEO Learn more at
8/14/202320 minutes, 9 seconds
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Indeed & Ziprecruiter Earnings

One Model, a people analytics software company, announced the successful completion of its growth funding round, securing a $41 million investment led by Riverwood Capital, a leading global investor in high-growth technology companies. SeekOut, the Talent Intelligence Platform, announced two new innovations to help recruiters achieve better results. First, the company made SeekOut Assist, GPT-powered recruiting, publicly available to customers following a brief early access period. SeekOut Assist is a new generative AI technology that enables recruiters to go from a job description to initial contact with qualified candidates in a matter of moments. Ziprecruiter and indeed both reported earnings, lets start with Zip Ziprecruiter... Quarterly revenue $170.4 million, down 29% y/y Net income of $14.4 million, or net income margin of 8% Adjusted EBITDA of $43.3 million, or Adjusted EBITDA margin of 25% Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. today reported the first quarter financial results for FY2023. This includes the HR Tech Segment comprised of Indeed and Glassdoor. Revenue for Q1 FY2023 decreased 9.1%. On a US dollar basis, revenue decreased 14.2%. The supply and demand mismatch between job seekers and employers continued to ease, with global labor markets normalizing, particularly in the US.  
8/10/20235 minutes, 49 seconds
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AI & Recruiting According to RecruitBot CEO Jeremy Schiff

RecruitBot recently raised $8.2 million in additional seed funding to fuel growth of its AI-powered hiring software. RecruitBot is a sourcing tool that lets you find, contact, and hire talent – all in one top-of-funnel solution. They claim a database of more than 600 million candidates. Joining me today is their CEO & Founder Jeremy Schiff Congrats on the funding round, what is the origin story behind RecruitBot Explain the user experience of the tool for the avg recruiter. There are lot of sourcing tools out there…What would you say differentiates RecruitBot from your competition  What impact is artificial intelligence having on recruiting / hiring? Please share some examples of how employers are using the technology  What are some of the pitfalls and challenges employers should be aware of in using AI in their recruiting program?   How can employers incorporate AI while not losing the high-touch approaches new employees seek?  What tips, strategies, and/or best practices can you share with employers for using AI in the recruiting / hiring? Will you guys be exhibiting at any conferences this fall? To learn more about recruitbot go where?  
8/7/202327 minutes, 24 seconds
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Rippling Launches ATS

Rippling the payroll and benefits software has announced the launch of Rippling Recruiting, a new applicant tracking system. With Rippling Recruiting, clients can approve new headcount, post requisitions to over 25,000 job boards, schedule interviews, and go straight from offer letter to onboarding in 90 seconds, all in a single system. Perceptyx, the leading employee listening and manager effectiveness platform, has acquired Humu, a technology company that uses science-based ‘nudges’ to influence positive behavior change and improve business performance.  Yello, the largest end-to-end DEI and Early Talent Recruitment platform provider, and Abode, the leading early-career engagement and retention platform, today announce an innovative partnership bringing together two best-in-class technology solutions that have been proven to drive better results in early talent hiring. This strategic alliance delivers unparalleled capabilities for campus recruiting teams, introducing one solution that does everything they need, from sourcing to onboarding and everything in between. Shares of Upwork Inc. UPWK, +32.40% rallied nearly 20% in the aftermarket Wednesday after the platform for freelancers narrowed its quarterly loss, swinging to an adjusted profit, and reported revenue above Wall Street expectations.
8/3/20235 minutes, 17 seconds
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How AI & Data Analytics Are Becoming the Newest Member of Your Hiring Team

Data in the middle but you got much bot. 🎶 Yep, we're going there. It's time to talk about all things #AI, #machinelearning, and #dataanalytics. Grace E. Niwa from Vertex Pharmaceuticals is joining us to discuss: 👩‍💻 How to combine new school and old school data to solve in-the-moment problems with practical solutions 🤖 How to slice your hiring data from different angles to reveal insights that may have been overlooked before in your processes 👀 How to see opportunities for step-up improvement and how to get started
7/30/20231 hour, 56 seconds
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Findem, Skillit, Recruitics, the world’s largest freelancing marketplace, recently released new figures revealing a surge in freelance creative writing jobs, growth in business marketing activities, and an increase in on-site photography and videography gigs. Creative Writing – up 58% (from 1,868 to 2,961 jobs) User Interface Design – up 52% (from 2,017 to 3,075 jobs) Twitter Marketing – up 41% from (1,650 to 2,334 jobs) Photography – up 40% from (2,101 to 2,945 jobs) Writing (Microsoft Word) – up 38% (from 3,175 to 4,401 jobs) NEW YORK—-Skillit, the data-driven recruiting platform for skilled, full-time construction labor, today announced $8.5M in additional funding co-led by MetaProp and Bow Capital with participation from existing investor Building Ventures. Skillit taxonomizes and assesses everything from skills and experience to professional goals and preferences in order to generate data-rich worker profiles that make it easy to identify, hire and retain the best talent. SAN FRANCISCO – Findem, the AI talent acquisition solution is giving talent teams a competitive edge with new generative AI capabilities integrated throughout its platform. Built on a foundation of three-dimensional people and company data that is time ordered, Findem’s Talent Data Cloud is uniquely positioned to provide ChatGPT-enabled insights to talent teams across the entire talent lifecycle that cannot be found any other way. Recruitics, a leading provider of data-driven recruitment marketing solutions, is proud to introduce Vision analytics, the first AI-powered recruitment data analytics platform. Vision offers unrivaled accuracy and speed while delivering the most comprehensive recruitment analytics solution in the industry. Prompt Your Job
7/27/20237 minutes, 4 seconds
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Google for Jobs Discussion

In the 2nd part of my interview on Shawn Days Hire Lead Chill podcast we talk about all things Google for Jobs.
7/16/202325 minutes, 9 seconds
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Appcast, Twitter, RecruitBot

San Francisco, CA  — RecruitBot, the powerful hiring platform that transforms the entire recruiting experience, has raised $8.2 million in additional seed funding to fuel growth of its AI-powered software. The investment was led by Slow Ventures with participation from other investors Appcast, the global leader in programmatic recruitment advertising technology and services,  announced today its acquisition of recruitment marketing pioneer, Bayard Advertising. This strategic acquisition combines Appcast’s award-winning programmatic technology with  Bayard’s full-service recruitment marketing capabilities, significantly expanding Appcast’s  offerings to optimize companies’ entire recruitment marketing processes. Twitter’s new job listings are slowly being rolled out to Verified Organizations in the app, with some businesses now able to post job openings direct to their Twitter profile. This is according to an article from Social media
7/13/20235 minutes, 35 seconds
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Hire, Lead and Chill - Part 1

I was a gust on Shawn Day's Facebook live show for his group called Hire Lead & Chill where we talked about a variety of topics in online recruiting. Part 2 will be out next week talking more about Google for Jobs.
7/9/202333 minutes, 1 second
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Greenhouse CEO Daniel Chait

Daniel Chait CEO of hiring software joins the show to talk about the state of HR Tech, AI, remote work and more.
7/2/202326 minutes, 14 seconds
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Funding and Founders Foolery

Accord to a story on Israeli startup Joonko, which has developed an automated sourcing platform focused solely on underrepresented candidates, is on the verge of a closure. An investigation conducted by the company's board of directors and investors revealed that the number of its real customers differed significantly from the number reported by its managers to the investors. In those reports, the company stated that it has 150 customers, when in practice the number was significantly smaller. Nexxt, a leading talent solutions technology company, is launching its Hiring Events offering to help companies of every size invite the best talent to their hiring events. Hiring events can be a very effective strategy to support high volume hiring needs, but often there isn’t an option where both the software and the audience needed to successfully execute an event exist in a single, simple solution. NEW YORK — Datapeople, the SaaS recruiting predictability platform, today announced the completion of an oversubscribed $13 million Series A funding round. Bountiful, a new HR technology company, has unveiled its “Referral-as-a-Service” platform, designed to transform traditional hiring networks and streamline the recruitment process. The revolutionary platform aims to tap into the power of employee referrals, harnessing the potential of existing networks to find top talent more efficiently and effectively.  Joveo, the global leader in AI-powered job advertising, announces the release of Interactive Insights – the industry’s first interactive talent sourcing and recruitment advertising benchmark reports, covering eleven of the most popular occupations in the United States.  
6/30/20236 minutes, 47 seconds
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Future of AI Job Search

In the coming years, artificial intelligence (AI) will play a major role in the job search process. Much has been written about how AI will affect recruiting but I’d like to explore it from the other side of the table.
6/26/20239 minutes, 1 second
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Vidcruiter, LinkedIn and HR Copilots

The Josh Bersin Company will preview its new AI system, The Josh Bersin Company HR Copilot at their upcoming Global HR Leadership conference, Irresistible. VidCruiter, Inc.—a leading interviewing platform used by Fortune 500 companies, national governments, and international organizations— has acquired AI-startup Ingage Solutions. The acquisition increases VidCruiter’s interview intelligence technologies by expanding its video interviewing platform’s real-time intelligence engine. Ingage’s ethical AI technology will improve interview performance, reduce the impact of bias, and contribute to more equitable hiring practices ensuring leading firms can better identify top talent faster. A new report from Hireology, the leading all-in-one recruiting and hiring platform, reveals the results of a survey of more than 4,400 job seekers in skilled trade industries like automotive, healthcare, and hospitality, detailing what it takes for employers to recruit and retain today’s most in-demand workers. LinkedIn has been developing a new option that would enable you to generate AI posts according to the website Social Media Today.  
6/23/20236 minutes, 6 seconds
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Job Board ROI

We dive into all of the recent changes on the major job boards and discuss how to navigate them so that you can turn your ROE into ROI (recruiting operational efficiency). Leah Daniels and Alex Murphy will be joined by a mystery guest to help you level up your #recruiting and make the most of the ever-changing job board landscape.
6/19/202358 minutes, 52 seconds
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Humanly & Pollen Funding

Comeet, a global leader in collaborative recruitment software, and Spark Hire, a top-rated video interview platform, have announced plans to merge. The combined company will offer the most comprehensive suite of talent acquisition products on the market, including applicant tracking, candidate management, and video interviewing. NEW YORK — Pollen, a membership powering freelance careers, has raised $4M in funding from ANIMO VC, Founder Collective, XYZ Venture Capital, Precursor Ventures, and an esteemed group of angels.  Workato, the Enterprise Automation platform, announced AI@Work which includes significant product updates that enable enterprises to adopt AI for automations to drive business efficiency. The new capabilities are seamlessly integrated into the Workato platform and leverage OpenAI technologies. Seattle startup Humanly which helps companies automate their recruiting functions, raised $12 million to help fuel growth of its AI-powered software, Geekwire is reporting. AMS the RPO provider announced the launch of AMS One, its proprietary RPO Operating system.  
6/16/20236 minutes, 18 seconds
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State of Candidate Experience: 2023 Benchmark report

Phenom recently released its State of Candidate Experience: 2023 Benchmarks Report. The report revealed that since 2020, the Fortune 500 has made significant strides to enhance the candidate experience by implementing AI technology and automation to connect job seekers — both hourly and knowledge workers — with relevant jobs faster, and creating engaging content to convey a strong employer brand in the highly competitive U.S. talent market. Here to help us dive deeper into the numbers is Cliff Jurkiewicz, VP of Global Strategy at Phenom.
6/12/202325 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ferretly, UKG, Fountain

Ferretly, an AI-powered social media screening SaaS startup, announced today that it has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. The round was led by Bull City Venture Partners and prior investors, including a group of industry experts led by Dave Dickerson, founder and chairman of Accurate Background. HackerRank, the developer skills company, today announced the launch of its advanced plagiarism detection system, fueled by AI. By leveraging dozens of signals, including the use of external tools and certain typing patterns like copy and paste, HackerRank’s AI-powered solution safeguards assessment integrity while providing developers with a fair and level playing field to showcase their skills. Clevy, a Paris headquartered international provider of AI conversational technologies for businesses, has been acquired by Fountain, the San Francisco headquartered leading high volume ATS provider for the hourly workforce.  Sense, the AI-driven talent engagement solution for enterprise recruiting, announced the availability of several new generative artificial intelligence solutions. Built using a combination of its in-house models trained on hundreds of millions of candidate interactions, along with some of the most trusted partner Large Language Models (LLMs), Sense’s Generative AI solutions help global talent acquisition teams further accelerate hiring. To transform multi-country payroll with the HCM industry’s most adaptable, intelligent experience for multinational businesses, UKG Inc., a leading provider of HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people, has reached an agreement to acquire Immedis, a leading global payroll provider with technology and services supporting over 160 countries.
6/8/20236 minutes, 28 seconds
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James Colino talks Recruiting Operations

James Colino is the author of “RecOps: Recruiting is still broken Here’s how to fix it” AND he is also Director of Talent Acquisition for Sheetz the 600+ convenience store chain based in Altoona PA. Landing page:  
6/4/202320 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ziprecruiter layoffs and healthcare recruiting startups

The major job boards are laying off staff and ZipRecruiter is next on the clock. The news came via an SEC filing this week; The company announced a plan to reduce its global headcount by approximately 270 employees, which represents approximately 20% of the Company’s total number of employees prior to the reduction. This action was taken in response to current market conditions and after reducing other discretionary expenses, with a view toward driving long-term efficiency. LOS ANGELES — Dropstat, an AI-powered workforce automation platform helping healthcare organizations combat clinical staffing shortages, has successfully closed a $5.5M seed funding round. Panoramic Ventures, an Atlanta-based firm that invests in category-leading technology companies, led the investment. …., Dropstat will use the funding to expand its services across the US, helping more healthcare facilities better manage staffing needs. A healthcare staffing startup has raised funds. According to Axios; Stepful offers programs that leverage a mobile-first approach involving short videos, group projects, simulations, and community learning modules targeted at people in underserved communities—the company partners with health systems to help them fill critical roles. Most programs are a fraction of the cost of traditional in-person educational offerings and lead to an average income boost of 25%. CLEVELAND — UnifyWork, the workforce intelligence platform powering equitable regional talent networks, today announces an additional $3 million in funding, bringing its total funding to date to $7.5 million. Veritone, Inc. a leader in enterprise AI software and services, today announced its agreement to acquire Broadbean, a global leader of software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology that makes talent acquisition and engagement easier, faster and more efficient, from CareerBuilder.  
6/2/20236 minutes, 12 seconds
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How to Succeed in Recruiting

We're going live with Dan Black and Lindsey Pollak for a one-hour peer-to-peer conversation where you get to ask your questions, share your insights and maybe even tell a few jokes. Let's talk about how to succeed in #recruiting without everyone else getting in your way.
5/28/202357 minutes, 6 seconds
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Indeed, Instawork, Ceridian, Crosschq

Crosschq, the Hiring Intelligence platform announced the expansion of Crosschq Insights™ and Crosschq Voice™ along with a new brand identity. Combining these expanded solutions provides talent leaders with a single operating platform from which to manage all aspects of Hiring Intelligence.   Ceridian, a prominent player in human capital management (HCM) technology, has unveiled an innovative solution called Dayforce Career Explorer. This AI-powered tool aims to enhance engagement and retention rates by empowering employees to take control of their career journeys.   Indeed, a leading hiring platform, launched Skill Connect, a new product to help job seekers without college degrees better promote their skills and completed training programs to potential employers. San Francisco based Instawork, the leading platform for connecting businesses with skilled hourly workers, has announced that it has raised $60 million in a Series D funding round led by TCV. The round also included participation from new investors 9Yards Capital and Larry Fitzgerald Jr., as well as existing investors Benchmark, Spark Capital, Craft Ventures, and Greylock.  
5/26/20235 minutes, 5 seconds
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Unleash America Interviews, Part 3

Recorded live on the show floor at Unleash America in Las Vegas. Interviews from; ClickBoarding CEO HireEZ's Marketing Leader RecTxt Founders
5/22/202324 minutes, 5 seconds
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Twitter Enters and CareerBuilder Explodes

“Careerbuilder laid off 60 % of their people today. My best friend was included in the count. She was a top performer for 12 years at CB. She is now looking for another gig. As I am sure you would understand , after 12 years of dedication , she is nervous,” wrote recruitment consultant Andrew Bolander in a post today. Reports surfaced this week that Twitter has acquired Laskie a tech recruiting startup that I have featured before on the RecTech podcast. Qualifi, the enterprise solution for high-volume hiring, today announced it has raised $4.5M in funding to accelerate the company’s growth and mission to transform the way companies hire.  Withe, the on-demand video interview and virtual hiring event platform that aims to solve volume hiring challenges for enterprise hospitality staffing and recruiting teams, announced the close of its $1.1M USD pre-seed round, led by San Francisco-based Focal. Recruitics, whose agency./platform of data-powered programmatic advertising, engagement, and analytics for recruitment, has acquired Jamyr – a video recruitment platform. Jamyr delivers employee generated video content at scale …
5/18/20237 minutes, 26 seconds
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UNLEASH Interviews Part 2

Recorded live at Unleash 2023 in Las Vegas. Interviews with; SmartRecruiters Snapbrillia HeyHire
5/15/202324 minutes, 4 seconds
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Modern Hire & Jopwell Acquired

iCIMS unveiled the next-generation of candidate relationship management (CRM) at INSPIRE, its user conference this week. With the new iCIMS Candidate Experience Management (CXM), recruiters will be able to leverage modern marketing technology to efficiently nurture and convert candidates using a unique combination of campaign logic, engagement scoring, and candidate fit analysis – all within a unified solution. True, a global platform of talent management products and services, announced last week it is acquiring Jopwell, a hiring platform focused on advancing the careers of Black, Latinx and Native American students and early-to-mid-career professionals.  HireVue, the global leader in video interviewing, assessments, and text-enabled recruiting solutions, today announced it has acquired Modern Hire, the intelligent hiring platform. The acquisition marks a “new era” in hiring, providing organizations with an easier way to realize the full benefits of the most comprehensive and innovative platform for assessment, interviewing and end-to-end hiring automation.
5/11/20235 minutes, 29 seconds
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Unleash America Interviews Part 1

Recorded live at Unleash America in Las Vegas 2023. Fama, Tatio, Greetr, HR Tech Joe
5/7/202317 minutes, 48 seconds
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Hackajob and Gigs

Gigs, the job platform that connects companies to job seekers looking for hourly jobs in their neighborhood, announced today the company’s official launch of its employer portal to help retailers, food and beverage, logistics, and hospitality companies with their full-time and part-time hiring needs. The news comes jointly with the company announcing $2.7 million in a pre-seed funding round led by Slauson & Co with additional investment from Wonder Ventures and several angel investors. Modern Hire, the enterprise hiring platform that uses advanced selection science to reduce bias and predict candidate fit, today announced the launch of Virtual Job Tryout® (VJT) for Flight Attendants, a preconfigured assessment tool geared toward candidates across the globe seeking employment as a flight attendant.  Fiverr International is introducing Fiverr Enterprise, formerly Stoke Talent. This announcement comes as Stoke Talent is being integrated into Fiverr, and as the company continues to expand its solutions upmarket and aims to bring larger brands into the Fiverr suite of products as well as offer its existing customers additional capabilities. Simpplr, anAI-powered employee experience platform, announced it has secured $70M Series D funding. The investment was led by Sapphire Ventures with participation from existing investor Norwest Venture Partners. hackajob, the full stack technical hiring platform, announces a $25m Series B funding round led by Boston-based growth equity firm, Volition Capital, with participation from existing investors AXA Venture Partners and Foresight.  
5/5/20236 minutes, 2 seconds
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Jobsync April Roundtable

In our April 2023 roundtable, with William Tincup, President and Editor-at-large of Recruiting Daily, about the four areas of competing expectations that talent leadership should focus on (including your own expectations): What do candidates really expect? Is it easy applications, quick responses, transparency, one-call hiring? When was the last time you asked candidates? What do you recruiters expect from hiring managers, interview teams, technology and leadership? Are you setting them up to meet candidate expectations?  What do your hiring managers expect from your recruiters and the candidate market? Do they understand what else is competing for recruiter’s time and candidate’s attention?  What are leadership's expectations and understanding of recruiting challenges? Does your c-suite understand what it takes for your organization to hire top talent? Do they understand the recruiting reality on ground or are they being influenced by headlines? 
4/30/202312 seconds
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Unleash Pod Squad

Chris Russell, Julie Calli, and Serge & Shelly from the Recruitment Flex talk all things Unleash America, live in Vegas, April 28th.
4/28/202326 minutes, 23 seconds
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Seekout's ChatGPT for Recruiters

Seekout co-founder John Tippet describes how their new ChatGPT integration works.
4/24/202325 minutes, 1 second
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Zoom Enters HR Technology

Zoom is excited to announce the acquisition of Workvivo to extend Zoom’s platform and offer its customers new ways to keep employees informed, engaged, and connected. Apploi, healthcare’s leading workforce management software, is growing its credentialing tools. The company is rolling out expanded credentialing services across ten different roles and multiple states. Oracle CloudWorld Tour – To help HR leaders better support employee development, potential, and agility, Oracle today announced updates to Oracle ME, the employee experience platform within Oracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM). The latest updates include Oracle Grow, a new AI-powered solution that connects learning, skills growth, and career mobility in one personalized experience to deliver self-directed learning, visibility into career growth opportunities, and skills development aligned with business goals. SmartRecruiters, Next-Generation Technology for Hiring Without Boundaries™, announced today that Michael DeSimone has been appointed as the company’s new CEO. Indeed, officially announced its Pay for Results pricing, which includes pay per application (PPA) and pay per started application (PPSA). This pricing offering aims to help employers hire faster and easier.
4/20/20235 minutes, 43 seconds
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Internal Mobility Discussion

Talent Management: You Can’t Grow What You Don’t Know with The Cigna Group, ChenMed, & Jackson Health System. What approaches are the most high-performing talent management teams taking to engage, develop, and retain employees? How can skills intelligence be applied to inform where talent needs to grow — and how can it happen in alignment with employee goals and organizational needs through career pathing, gigs, and mentoring? What is automation’s role for managers and employees? What is the overlapping tech that can be used by both TM and TA teams? Get answers to the biggest questions facing talent management today. Recorded live at IAMPHENOM
4/19/202328 minutes, 19 seconds
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Recruiting IS Marketing

Recorded live at IAMPHENOM. CHRO Rebecca Schoepfer to learn how TruGreen radically adjusted talent strategies to support changing, on-the-ground business conditions — and built a scalable, repeatable talent process that exceeds high-volume hiring demands.
4/18/202319 minutes
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Acquisitions & Accelerators

Mitratech, a leading global provider of legal, compliance, and HR software, today announces the expansion of its Human Resources portfolio of solutions through the acquisition of two technology companies: Circa, a market-leading Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) software provider; and Trakstar, a best-in-class talent acquisition, development, and performance management solution. ClearCompany, the talent management platform announced a strategic investment in Growmotely, the only global marketplace for professional talent seeking longer-term, remote opportunities. GoodJob, the pre-hire assessment software, has been selected for the 2023 Society of HR Managers (SHRM) WorkplaceTech Accelerator Program Cohort. This program allows early-stage companies to accelerate their growth and develop innovative solutions that will modernize HR processes around the globe. Branch, the workforce payments platform, and Marqeta recently announced findings from the third annual Branch x Marqeta Gig Payments Report, a joint study on the work and payments preferences of gig workers.
4/14/20236 minutes, 33 seconds
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AI in HR Discussion

What are the ethical implications of using AI and Generative AI technologies like ChatGPT? Why is having a human in the loop critical? Can AI actually help improve DE&I? What are the success stories and lessons learned? How can organizations ensure they’re staying on top of emerging AI legislation and guidelines? Are “audits” and “transparency” just the newest buzzwords?  Get answers to the biggest questions around AI, ethics, and legislation. Recorded live at I AM PHENOM in Philly.
4/10/202333 minutes, 57 seconds
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ChatGPT Invades Recruiting

I just got back form I AM PHENOM last week in Philadelphia so I apologize for not posting a roundup last week….and speaking of travel I will be headed to Unleash America at the end of April and I have a special discount code to save 20% on tickets.  Use code: russell20att-sh LINK: Unleash America happens April 26-27 at Caesars Forum in Las Vegas Lets start the news with some ChatGPT announcements Phenom X+ is designed to dynamically support an organization’s specific hiring, retention and growth needs by leveraging an ensemble of AI models that consists of: a Foundation Model (any Natural Language Understanding [NLU], DeepLearning, or Large Language Model [LLM] such as GPT, Bard, or Cohere), Specialized Model, and Contextual Model. Beamery, announced the launch of TalentGPT,  a generative AI for HR technology, which delivers personalized experiences for managers, recruiters, candidates and employees. With TalentGPT, Beamery will transform every talent acquisition and talent management experience with generative AI. Eightfold AI, the leader in AI-powered talent intelligence, announced today it is integrating recent advances in generative AI large language models to create two role-specific Talent Intelligence Copilots. In addition is pleased to announce the launch of the Recruiter Marketplace, a pioneering platform to transform the talent acquisition landscape. The platform connects employers with vetted freelance talent acquisition professionals by leveraging automation, offering unmatched flexibility, cost savings, and access to a global talent network. Radancy, the leader in global talent acquisition software, announced today that it has acquired Ascendify, adding value to the Radancy Talent Acquisition Cloud through advanced candidate relationship management (CRM) capabilities. This acquisition enhances Radancy’s suite of solutions focused on helping enterprises find the talent they need to strengthen their business. In layoff news the international job aggregator laid off 80 workers and also Workhuman the employee experience platform had a 10% RIF
4/6/20238 minutes, 29 seconds
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Conversational ATS Launched by Paradox

Paradox, the conversational hiring software recently announced the launch of its Conversational ATS. Designed from the ground-up to reimagine the high-volume hiring process, the product focuses on delivering the best frontline candidate and hiring manager experience in the world.  Underpinned by a conversational UI that makes engagement feel simple and seamless, Paradox’s ATS automates things like screening for requirements, interview scheduling, reminders, offers, new hire onboarding, and more.  GUEST: Cory Smith, Sr Product Director at Paradox  
4/2/202342 minutes, 52 seconds
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Whats the State of Employer Branding

Amit Parmar form Cliquify stops by to discuss his company's state of employer branding report.
3/26/202317 minutes, 14 seconds
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Layoffs Hit Job Site Indeed

Citing a 33% decline in sponsored jobs is laying off 15% of its workforce across the globe. Company president Chris Hyams said in a company wide email this week. Paradox, the conversational hiring software announced the launch of its Conversational ATS. Designed from the ground-up to completely reimagine the high-volume hiring process, the product obsessively focuses on delivering the best frontline candidate and hiring manager experience in the world. PALO ALTO, Calif. — Workera, an industry-leading skills intelligence platform, announced today that it has closed a $23.5m Series B financing led by Jump Capital NEW YORK—-Wingspan, a payroll platform purpose-built for flexible workforces, today announced it has raised a $14 million Series A led by Andreessen Horowitz, bringing its total capital raised to $23.5 million. HRtech startup ZingHR has made a strategic investment in Silicon Valley-based SaaS startup LokiBots.
3/24/20235 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Recruiter Experience

With Tim Sackett and Madeline Laurano
3/19/202357 minutes, 19 seconds
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Fountain AI and Risekit DEI Funding

SEATTLE—-Karat, the interviewing company, announced the acquisition of Triplebyte’s technical assessment product and team. The acquisition adds a unique top-of-funnel, skills-based assessment to Karat’s suite of Interviewing Cloud offerings, helping organizations identify and hire the best tech talent faster, more accurately, and fairly. RiseKit, a US-based startup looking to change the way enterprises source diverse talent from community organizations, recently raised $4.75 million in funding to support DEI initiatives. In a move to further provide its customers with efficient and robust hourly hiring processes, Fountain, the world’s leading applicant tracking system (ATS) for high volume hiring, today announces the launch of Fountain AI to its suite of hiring solutions. HeadRace, a recruiting platform, announced today that it raised $6M in seed funding from Greylock, Susa Ventures, and Breyer Capital with Packy McCormick, Kindergarten Ventures, and Blue Lion Global participating in the round. The company also announced that its technology platform is now available to any recruiter or employer who wants to use it. Barley, a compensation management platform that makes it easy for companies to structure, analyze and manage pay, launched last week with $4 million in seed funding led by Golden Ventures.
3/17/20235 minutes, 19 seconds
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2023 List Of Recruiting & HR Events

Plan your calendars.
3/12/20237 minutes, 2 seconds
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Wage Benchmarking Tool, Employee Experience

Aspen Tech Labs, a provider of recruitment technology solutions, announced that it has launched the Wage Benchmarking Tool as a part of its existing Job Market Pulse product. This new tool enables employers and researchers to compare real-time salary data pulled from the nine-million-plus real-time active job listings – as well as the historical database – that Aspen Tech Labs maintains. FOUNT Global, Inc. ( announced it has secured $8M in funding to help organizations identify what’s at the root of employee dissatisfaction and productivity, and prioritize what to fix in their work environment. The Series A round was led by Lavrock Ventures with participation from existing investors Osage Venture Partners and Grotech Ventures. CUPERTINO, Calif.– Glider AI, a Skill Intelligence Platform, closed a total of $10M in Series A funding from Primera Capital and other industry leaders…the company will use the funds to continue its expansion in contingent programs and permanent hiring, furthering the development of proprietary technology, and growing its global team.  Lattice, the leading provider of people success software that empowers business leaders to build thriving companies and high-performing teams, today announced the official launch of Lattice’s People Strategy Group, a consulting collective designed to help senior leaders build effective people programs with confidence, improve employee engagement, maximize team performance, and drive superior business results. The group is an evolution of Lattice’s Advisory Services with an emphasis on preparing companies for the ever-evolving world of work.
3/9/20235 minutes, 17 seconds
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myInterview Video Interview Software

Video interview platform myInterview recently landed an $11 million dollar Series A investment and we’ll talk to their co-founder about it…next on the Rec Tech podcast…. myInterview uses asynchronous video and AI to encourage candidates to express their true selves and lets hiring managers identify the best hire with a focus on user experience. The platform which launched in 2016,  enables team collaboration, workflow management and seamless integrations into major HR technology stacks and is in use by 10,000+ companies.  co-founder, Benjy Gillman helps set the strategic direction for the company and manages its success. And he joins me now via zoom 1. Hows the current state of the hiring market? 2 You guys launched in 2016 so what have you learned about video interviewing since that point…any lessons along the way? 3. There's been a lot of talk about hiring Gen Z candidates, both challenges and opportunities - what's your take on it? 4. Is the current recruitment technology stack out there fit for Gen Zs? 5. If an organization doubles down on trying to attract Gen Z candidates, do you think that will alienate other candidates who don't fall in that bracket? 6. Describe how it works from a job seeker point of view?
3/5/202317 minutes, 31 seconds
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Google for Jobs Gets Interesting

WorkLLama, technology provider of an AI-driven, talent marketing, relationship management, and direct sourcing suite, today announced it has secured $50 million in investments, an indication of the market’s demand for modern technology to access highly skilled, on-demand talent at scale., a leading text recruiting platform, announced today a new technology partnership with UKG, a leading provider of HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people. With more than 315 technology services partners, UKG provides one of the largest and most collaborative partner ecosystems in the HCM industry focused on creating better employee experiences to improve business outcomes. Bonusly, an engaging recognition and rewards platform that connects teams and enriches company culture, today announced it has received $18.9 million in Series B funding led by Ankona Capital. Well with advertising spending on the downturn Google may be changing its mind on letting you sponsor jobs inside the Google for Jobs interface. Hat tip to Tom Chevalier from Appcast who first spotted this on mobile.
3/3/20235 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Appcast Recruitment Marketing Benchmark Report

Andrew Flowers is the lead labor economist at Appcast, today he’ll discuss the results from the report, the current labor market and how hiring professionals can use this report to overcome another rough year for recruiting. What are the key takeaways from this year's report? One of the key metrics Appcast analyzes, is apply rates. Apply rate is the number of people who actually complete a job application after having clicked on a job, represented as a percentage. Its inverse is the candidate drop-off rate. Overall, the median apply rate increased to 4.34%, from 4.05% the previous year, which – while welcome news – means that almost 96 % (95.66%) still do not finish their online job applications.  We finally see at least a slight uptick in the number…Im guess due to more candidates in the market? insightful strategies, to stay ahead in the labor market, such as: Catch the eye of more potential candidates with short job titles and concise job descriptions.  It pays to be transparent: job ads without pay information in the job title cost employers on average $2.30 cost-per-click (CPC), while job ads that included pay information in the job title resulted in a lower CPC, just $1.49.---so companies should put salary in job title, give me an example…? Pay attention to the device habits of your job seeking audience and – especially for job functions with the heaviest volumes of mobile applications – develop a mobile application process that is just as efficient and friction-free as it would be on a desktop computer. Timing is everything: Tuesday and Wednesday are the new frontrunners for the highest volume of job applications. In the past, this was Monday. Which jobs are still the most expensive to recruit for? Looks like the state of Georgia had the highest apply rate at 4.47% New hampshire has the highest CPA rate at $33.58
2/26/202330 minutes, 46 seconds
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ZipRecruiters Near the One Billion Mark

GoodJob, the #1 pre-hire assessment software available in the marketplace today, announced a partnership with Merge, the Unified API for B2B integrations. As a result of this partnership, GoodJob’s software now supports integrations with over 50 popular Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), including Workday, SmartRecruiters, Lever and Greenhouse.  Recruiters, HR teams and business leaders can use GoodJob’s software within their current ATS, allowing them to hire confidently and retain high-performing candidates. DALLAS — HireLogic, an artificial intelligence (AI) enabled hiring interview intelligence solution, today announced a $6M series A funding round led by Joseph P. Landy, former Partner and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Warburg Pincus. Existing investors from HireLogic’s seed round also participated, bringing total funding raised to over $10M. This investment will be used to advance the capabilities of HireLogic’s conversational analytics platform, expand go to market activities, and meet the demands of the firm’s growing customer base. ATLANTA — LaborWorx, a tech-enabled staffing startup that helps construction and manufacturing companies connect with on-demand workers, has raised $4.2 million to continue its mission of solving the skilled worker shortage. CANADA - talent assessment platform Plum today announced details of its $6 million USD round of growth funding. Led by Pearson Ventures, other new investors include JFF Ventures and Strada Education Network. Existing investors Export Development Canada (EDC), Real Ventures, BDC Capital’s Women in Technology Venture Fund, EduLab Capital Partners, and Impact Engine also participated. ZipRecruiter® announced financial results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2022. Quarterly revenue $210.5 million, down 4% y/y Full-year revenue $904.6 million, up 22% y/y – fast approaching the billion dollar mark
2/23/20235 minutes, 47 seconds
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Reverse Apply - Its Time Has Come

Tech hiring platform Laskie recently introduced a way for jobs to come to candidates in what they call "Reverse Apply". Find out how it works in this episode. Learn more: Watch video:
2/19/202314 minutes, 37 seconds
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Indeed's Rollout Issues, Upwork, HireEZ

Kanarys, a Dallas, TX-based diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) technology company, raised $5M in Series A funding. Upwork (NASDAQ: UPWK), the world’s work marketplace, today announced a major expansion of its offerings, making full-time hiring available to all customers for the first time. A new end-to-end solution enables businesses of all sizes to find, vet, hire, onboard and pay highly skilled professionals for full-time work arrangements, without the complexity commonly associated with global hiring. hireEZ, the end-to-end outbound recruiting platform, today announced it will offer generative AI functionality in a product release slated for March 9. The update will leverage the Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 (GPT-3) model and hireEZ’s machine learning data to help recruiters compose and send email messages to job candidates faster than with traditional tools. Phenom, announced that Josh Bersin, analyst, author, educator and thought leader focusing on the global HR market, will be a keynote speaker at IAMPHENOM — the human resources conference for hiring, developing and retaining talent taking place March 28-30 in Philadelphia Finally lets talk about indeed, i wrote a post this week on that talked about the problems they are having with their new PPA rollout, a loot of small biz customers are getting slammed with higher prices for resumes they dont want.  
2/17/20238 minutes, 32 seconds
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Free Recruiting Software Tools

Three years ago I began researching free recruiting software tools. I even did a webinar on it. Since then, that list has drastically changed. Most of the 20+ tools I found at that time are no longer in existence. So lets update the recruiting audience on who’s left. Here’s my top seven free recruiting software tools. Not included are any tools that have a “free trial”.
2/12/20237 minutes, 50 seconds
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Workday Ventures Commits $250 Million

Workday, Inc. HCM software company announced a $250 million expansion of its Workday Ventures fund. The additional $250 million investment capital from Workday into Workday Ventures, the strategic capital arm of Workday Inc., builds on the company’s solid performance and is the latest step in its journey to shape the future of work. Performica, software helping companies transform people risk into their superpower, announced that it has raised $3 million in its seed round of funding. ShiftMed, one of the largest W-2 healthcare workforce management marketplaces, has raised $200 million led by healthcare investors, Panoramic Ventures with participation from Blue Heron Capital and Audacious Capital. Funds will be used to expand ShiftMed’s national footprint across all segments of the healthcare market.
2/10/20234 minutes, 27 seconds
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Converting Career Site Candidates with Dalia

Sam Fitzroy is the co-founder and CEO of Dalia, a recruitment marketing automation tool. The company ,just announced the completion of a $5 million Series A round led by Lewis & Clark Venture. The capital will be used to expand its product suite, which maximizes career site conversion rates to make recruitment marketing budgets more efficient and invest further in sales and marketing.
2/5/202315 minutes, 47 seconds
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Dalia, Cleary, WorkLlama

Crimcheck a provider of background screening, reference checks, data checks, and drug testing & occupational health solutions announced that it completed the sale of its company to DISA Global Solutions, provider of drug testing & occupational health services. Dalia, a recruitment marketing automation platform that helps employers get more qualified applicants for less, today announced the completion of a $5 million Series A round. SilkRoad Technology, the world-class talent acquisition leader, announced the completion of a two-way integration between its candidate sourcing solution, Search, and its applicant tracking system, Recruiting. Cleary, the digital employee experience platform for distributed teams, has closed a $4.5m seed funding round led by Moonshots Capital, with participation from Liberty City Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Seachange Fund, and Quiet Capital, among others. This seed round follows an initial capital raise of $3m as part of Cleary’s pre-seed fundraise. WorkLLama, technology provider of an AI-driven, talent marketing, relationship management, and direct sourcing suite, today announced several game-changing features to its platform, highlighting its commitment to investment in its technology.
2/3/20235 minutes, 48 seconds
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Candidate Experience: 2022 Talent Board Findings

Candidate Experience: 2022 Talent Board Findings and Top CandE Large Employer Winner What are employers doing to solve for the candidate experience, and how are candidates perceptions of these efforts (or lack thereof)? Join Kevin Grossman and David Crawford to discuss the latest benchmark data reports from The Talent Board covering all things candidate experience and what the latest data is telling us. Here is what can you expect to hear about during our open forum discussion: What candidates expect the most Reasons candidates will bail during your hiring process What is candidate resentment and how do you get access to the calculator to measure it We will also be highlighting some of the major takeaways from the report such as:  Recruiting technologies drive communication and engagement - a higher level of positive, perceived fairness - are those video interviews helping or hindering you? Onboarding activities can improve early retention
1/29/202358 minutes, 34 seconds
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Skillit, Deel, Clovers, Welcome to the Jungle

Welcome to the Jungle, a French startup, has raised $54 million (€50 million) in Series C funding. NEW YORK —- Skillit, the recruiting platform for skilled, full-time construction labor, today announced its $5.1M seed round led by Building Ventures with participation from MetaProp, HOLT Ventures, Great North Ventures, 1Sharpe Ventures and Takeoff Capital. The platform is already in the hands of select ENR contractors including industry leader Messer Construction. Deel, the global HR company, recently announced the launch of Deel HR, US Payroll, and Deel Engage, making it possible, for the first time, to hire, manage, and pay global teams compliantly on one platform. This news comes as Deel hits $295 million annual recurring revenue (ARR) at a $12 billion valuation – up from just $57 million ARR a year ago.  Clovers has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TalVista.
1/27/20235 minutes, 9 seconds
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How Haircuttery Recruits for Commission Only Stylists

Gustavo Serbia is the Vice President of Human Resources for Hair Cuttery….a Retail chain in the beauty space with over 5,000+ employees across 10 states. There he leads the planning and execution for the entire employee life-cycle, including employee engagement, compensation, benefits, learning and development, employee relations, recruiting, and employment branding. BTW You can check out their career brand at…   Are you ready for a new year of recruiting?    What will you be focusing on this year as far as refining your TA strategy? Give us a sense of your hiring needs on a yearly basis, can you break down some of the numbers for the audience? As well as types of positions? Size of your recruiting team? Do you do sourcing in house for certain roles? What is in your recruiting technology stack?  How effective is paradox/chat bot for recruiting?  You have the task of recruiting for commission only roles… describe that challenge? How do you recruit for a commission only role…what's the most important thing to do for this type of recruiting? What do you look for in a recruiter?
1/22/202331 minutes, 17 seconds
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Gigged, myInterview, ShiftKey, Fama

Fama Technologies, Inc., the online background screening solution, has successfully achieved SOC 2® Type 1 compliance in accordance with standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Achieving this compliance milestone demonstrates how Fama safeguards customer data and maintains controls over the completeness and accuracy of financial transactions and financial statement reporting. ShiftKey, a Dallas-based technology company transforming the future of work by empowering licensed professionals to connect directly with healthcare facilities with open workforce needs, announced today that it has closed on a funding round sponsored by majority investor Lorient Capital, valuing the company in excess of $2 billion. Video interview platform myInterview has landed a Series A investment round led by the company’s existing investors Aleph and Entrée Capital and new investor Jesselson Capital, and included participation from SeedIL Ventures, Digital Horizon and Ocean Azul Partners. Gigged.AI is set to scale its HR tech as companies address hiring freezes and staff retention. The company has secured its latest investment, a £1.6m seed round led by Par Equity alongside existing investor Techstart Ventures, and Nile HQ. Glasgow-headquartered startup Gigged.AI deploys AI-matching algorithms to help businesses source and onboard on-demand tech talent.
1/20/20234 minutes, 32 seconds
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"Greenhouse is the best ATS"

Jaime Engle  started her career in talent acquisition on the agency side doing full desk tech recruiting at two different organizations before going in house to a Chicago startup called Uptake. She helped grow the company to over 850 employees. After that she joined a data science and SaaS consulting firm called Civis Analytics where she was promoted to a senior recruiter then recruiting manager. After contracting at Salesforce, she returned to the tech startup world at Balto, an AI call assist software company based in St. Louis where she helped grow and scale the business as the Director of Talent.   Its not everyday you see recruiters praising their ATS on linkedin but thats what you did and thats why I reached out to you… LET ME READ WHAT YOU WROTE FOR THE LISTENING AUDIENCE Greenhouse is the best ATS. Lever is second to Greenhouse. Workday is the worst. I said it. I stand by it. Fetcher and Gem are game changing sourcing tools, the dashboarding/data viz capabilities Gem has to communicate pipeline to leadership is simply, *chef's kiss*. Not all companies need these tools right away but as you look to scale next year, the investment is worth the conversation. Weigh the cost of these tools (and their competitors!) against an added headcount. Feel free to disagree with me but I will die on the Greenhouse hill, just sayin'.
1/15/202324 minutes, 45 seconds
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Careerlink IPO, New Recruitics CEO

Careerlink Holdings, Inc. [], a provider of HR recruiting, staffing and retention software and services, announced it intends to allow new public investment in the company under Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Regulation A+. has been a regional job board for 20 years and is under new ownership who is adding staffing and other employer services to the business model. Austin, TX: gigaroo was founded in 2022 by CEO, Adir Oren, and CRO, Yair Almagor and was built to transform the service industry employment market by enabling employers to find and retain staff on an ongoing basis. In addition to giving Gen-Z jobseekers control over their schedules and wages, employers can benefit from loyal employees by changing their mindsets to be more open to flexible hours. Freelance management platform Workgenius has announced the acquisition of Agency WorX, a staffing firm based in New York. HireBasis, a remote job site, has recently gone live after several months of development, and currently boasts over two thousand users from around the world, and hundreds of new jobseekers joining the site every week. The site also curates hundreds of remote jobs every month while also allowing employers to post jobs for free. Recruitics, an award-winning, data-powered recruitment marketing firm, announced today that Adam Stafford has been named as its new Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his promotion, Stafford served as Chief Operating Officer of Recruitics.
1/12/20235 minutes, 38 seconds
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2023 Recruiting Predictions

The time where we look back on all the predictions and trends that were made for 2022, see if they held up, and contemplate what will be coming our way in 2023. This year was the continuation of the Great Resignation, hybrid work and changing office requirements, and a lot of big players in the space making drastic changes with layoffs and maybe a bit of Great Remorse. Brian Fink will be joining us for our annual look back and leap forward. Last year, Brian predicted that a lot of recruiters were going to start to understand what a bad candidate experience really felt like - and wow, was he ever right. And as we look at the rapidly changing landscape, are we in for recession, are there clear skies ahead? How do we have massive layoffs and yet a talent shortage all at the same time - how did we get here and is there a clear path into next year? How do you adjust your strategy to manage the uncertain landscape ahead? Does candidate experience matter anymore? Who are the winners and losers in this current market? How do you manage your recruiting teams through this market?
1/8/202359 minutes, 49 seconds
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2022 HR Tech Funding Recap

A list of all the HR tech funding news from 2022.
12/19/202216 minutes, 48 seconds
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Upwork & Beamery

BEAMERY, announced it has closed a $50 million Series D funding round, taking the company to a valuation of over $1 billion – representing a 25% valuation uplift over their previous round in a challenging funding environment. UPWORK the freelance marketplace that connects businesses with independent talent, released the results of “Freelance Forward: 2022,” the most comprehensive study of the U.S. independent workforce, which found that 60 million Americans performed freelance work in the past 12 months, representing 39% of the entire U.S. workforce.  
12/14/20223 minutes, 36 seconds
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Recapping 2022 HR Tech Acquisitions

A look back at the acquisitions from the HR tech industry.
12/12/20228 minutes, 48 seconds
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Freelancing and Referrals

AllWork, the end-to-end platform that helps companies more efficiently and compliantly onboard, manage and pay their freelancer and contingent workforces, today announced the completion of a $4.9 million Series A funding round. AllWork will use the funds to expand its software, payment services and team to meet the increasing need by companies and freelancers for an easier way to work together. LumApps, an employee experience platform, has acquired Vizir, an innovative no-code digital assistant technology (“predictive chatbots”) that human resources, and information technology, communications departments can use to automate mundane tasks and improve employee access to knowledge, resources, and third-party applications at lower costs. Hunt Club , a recruiting startup that leverages the power of relationships and technology to help companies find top talent, announces their $40 million Series B round co-led by WestCap and Sator Grove. Fountain, the applicant tracking system (ATS) for high-volume hiring, recently announced new recruiter tools that support seamless scheduling and interviewing.
12/9/20224 minutes, 45 seconds
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New Candidate Experience Platform Coming in 2023 is a new candidate experice software that will be launching in 2023. I caught up with CEO Bill Fanning to learn more.
12/5/202221 minutes, 41 seconds
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Talroo, WDAY,

Talroo, the recruitment technology company announced the availability of its Publisher Optimization Platform (POP). The new feature empowers community news sites, career sites, blogs, and job sites with the ability to integrate machine learning driven job search services within site experiences, articles, content, job listings and job alerts. Distro releases an updated version of their web-based marketplace to help businesses find, hire, and pay remote workers around the globe. Distro makes it easy to scale your team in today’s uncertain labor market. Creating an alternative to hiring software development services companies, customers can find and hire people on their own., the AI-enabled technology recruitment platform, has secured an undisclosed investment from two New York and California-based financial institutions, Serengeti Asset Management and Ghost Tree Partners. The investment will accelerate the delivery and development of’s technology and fund further acquisitions in the recruitment and staffing sector. Workday, Inc. a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, today announced that its Board of Directors approved a new share repurchase program with authorization to purchase up to $500 million of shares of its Class A common stock. The stock WDAY is currently trading around $166
12/1/20224 minutes, 9 seconds
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Guest Appearance on the Disrupting Recruitment Podcast

Spot Cohost appearance:  Chris Russell sat in this week for JAMES WHITELOCK to talk about Rec Tech In The News. Chris and I had the chance to talk about: - Indeed's switch to PPA - Recent mergers and acquisitions (including one from my backyard with CareerBeacon) and new technology. - as a fantastic platform for texting and candidate communications. - How @CandidateHub is the Candidate Experience Platform that will pull your RecTech together to create a single point of truth for your candidates. Think of it as the General Contractor coordinating all your trades when building your recruitment house.
11/28/202222 minutes, 3 seconds
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Funding, Features and Tech Job Postings

Building on the success of its AI solution in delivering diversity and inclusion in hiring, today announced a $17 million Series A raise led by Macquarie Capital and Woolworths Group’s W23 venture capital arm. To help employers expand their pipelines and unlock the potential of overlooked or untapped talent CompTIA developed the Tech Job Posting Optimizer ( This free web-based platform provides a library of tech job templates and smart data tools to optimize postings for skills, qualifications and inclusivity oriented to the U.S. labor market. NEW YORK — Fearless+ today announced $1MM raised for their pre-seed funding round. Fearless+ reimagines career development for Gens Z and Alpha with college and career opportunities, elite mentors, and workshops to learn real-world skills outside the classroom. iCIMS‘ has added some new features to its platform incuding: A new framework for creating, distributing and collecting job applications. A powerful, 360-degree view of candidates and jobs. Greenhouse, the hiring software company, today announced Greenhouse Goals, a new feature that gives recruiters and hiring teams a structured way to set, track and measure against hiring goals. Available to all Greenhouse customers, Goals enables talent acquisition (TA) teams to set goals at an individual or company-wide level, offering greater transparency into their performance and visibility into areas of improvement.
11/25/20224 minutes, 31 seconds
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Connecting Compensation to Unbiased Job Requirements

We're talking all things job postings, salary, and removing bias. 🧐 How to drive your hiring managers toward better intake to remove bias from job posts 💰 How to align compensation with the requirements ✔️ How to define mandatory requirements, so you are not chasing a wish list 𝗔𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗵𝗶𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗻𝗲𝗴𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝘀𝗸𝗶𝗹𝗹.
11/21/20221 hour, 1 minute, 58 seconds
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ModernHire, Apploi, Wellfound

After a decade building under the AngelList umbrella, AngelList Talent the startup job community is officially branching out on its own, under a new name. While you can still access until March 2023, check out to learn more about what’s ahead for the site. AngelList Venture will continue on as AngelList. Apploi, the leading platform for healthcare hiring, announced it has acquired OnCall, a healthcare shift management solution that focuses on scheduling and staff management amidst the ongoing hiring crunch. Namely, the HR platform for mid-sized companies, has enhanced its onboarding functionality. Modern Hire, the enterprise hiring platform announced the launch of the Virtual Job Tryout (VJT) for Drivers, a preconfigured pre-hire assessment for candidates seeking employment as a commercial driver. The VJT for Drivers is the latest offering in Modern Hire’s growing portfolio of job simulation and text-based assessments that measure key skills and abilities critical to success in the role and that provide candidates with a realistic preview of a typical day on the job. HR Acuity, the only human resources SaaS solution for employee relations case management and investigations, announced today it has acquired Speakfully, the safe, private, and secure platform for employees to voice workplace concerns.
11/17/20225 minutes, 21 seconds
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Helping Vets Get Hired Through Skills Matching

Finding a job after their military service affects nearly 200,000 veterans every year, and only one in four veterans have a job lined up after leaving the armed forces, according to the Pew Research Center.   Navy veteran Robyn J. Grable knows this reality all too well which guided her to founding Veterans ASCEND, an AI-powered talent sourcing platform.   The company’s Career AI Talent Equalizer (CATE) uses proprietary algorithms to translate a candidate’s experience into skills and then match those skills to the employer’s needs, bringing together candidates and job openings that belong together. This process removes the need for a traditional resume which is a major barrier for many entering the job market or shifting careers.  What are The pitfalls of the post-military job search   Why skills-based hiring is the right way to do hiring, and how it benefits everyone  Origins of your business and How CATE is career matching at a 95% success rate    Walk us through how it works from a seeker perspective and then how the employer uses it. Cost?   Why the lean economy makes it more important than ever for organizations to rethink their hiring practices  Other hiring tips for hiring former service members? Whats the marketing plan? How will you attract veterans Target customer? Success story?
11/13/202218 minutes, 33 seconds
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WorkTorch, ZipRecruiter, RecruiterSpot

 RecruiterSpot, a directory and marketing platform for recruitment agencies, staffers, and headhunters, opens its doors for agencies to list a featured profile at no cost for a limited period of time. WICHITA, Kan. — WorkTorch, a fast-growing service industry career platform, announces a $2.2 million seed round, led by Tenzing Capital out of Wichita, Kansas. This funding investment comes as October employment numbers show people are leaving their careers faster than new hires are coming in the door. ZipRecruiter®, a leading online employment marketplace, today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2022.  Quarterly revenue $227.0 million, up 7% y/y Company raises revenue guidance to $897M – $903M, or 21% YoY Growth Company raises Adjusted EBITDA guidance to $173M – $179M, or 20% margin
11/10/20224 minutes, 26 seconds
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Calendly Acquires Prelude

I spoke with Prelude CEO about the acquisition by Calendly and got a demo of their interview scheduling tool.
11/6/202232 minutes, 50 seconds
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That was Qwick!

A company named Pod today announced the closure of a $2.5M funding round for its AtlasJobs HR-Tech SaaS platform. AtlasJobs, launched in Q2 2022, was developed alongside corporations who are focused on building sustainable talent pathways and serves as a white-label talent engagement and management platform. Last week iCIMS, the talent cloud company, announced the acquisition of SkillSurvey, a pioneer in skills verification and digital reference checking that helps more than 2,300 companies make the best possible talent decisions. Qwick, the leading on-demand staffing platform for hospitality businesses and professionals, has closed its $40 million Series B investment. Gloat, a provider of Workforce Agility tools announced the introduction of Gloat Hiring, a signature expansion to the Workforce Agility Platform that enables businesses to integrate internal mobility models with talent acquisition campaigns.
11/4/20224 minutes, 24 seconds
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Getting to the Root of Your Employer Branding and Culture

This installment of our roundtable features Joel Lalgee, Lead Recruiter at Hirewell. Joel has amassed over 100,000 LinkedIn followers and has helped increase “foot“ traffic to his employer through his online presence. Joel has found that by staying true to who you are as an individual you can maintain a steady pace of online branding that not just reflects you as a person, but who you are as an employee, which resonates when you’re trying to recruit people. In this roundtable we cover: Finding harmony between your employer brand and your employees Finding balance between personal and professional posts on social media (when your content is consistently good it won’t throw your audience off when you insert posts that talk about how great working for your employer is) Putting your brand in the spotlight without putting your brand onto your employees
10/30/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 38 seconds
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Recruiting thru DailyPay

Jeanniey Walden is the Chief innovation and marketing officer for DailyPay, the financial solutions company and a recognized- leader in the on-demand pay industry.
10/23/202224 minutes, 3 seconds
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Indeed's New Pay Per Application Model

In 2023, employers using global jobs site Indeed will pay only when a candidate starts or submits an application, rather than when they click on a job ad, as is currently the case. The migration from a pay-per-click pricing plan to a pay-per-application model has already begun with smaller employers and is expected to be completely rolled out sometime next year.  Employers will pay more for this upgraded experience, as the value of a legitimate candidate is higher than that of lots of unidentified clicks, but in the long run, pay-per-application will save employers money, as recruiters can zero in on more quality candidates faster, Hulce said. Beeline, a technology solution provider for managing the global extended workforce, today announced it has agreed to acquire Utmost, a next-generation extended workforce solutions company.  Paycor HCM, Inc. (“Paycor”) (Nasdaq: PYCR), a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) software, today announced the acquisition of Talenya, an AI-driven recruiting platform that automatically sources quality talent faster and at a significantly lower cost. Paycor expects to begin offering an integrated solution in the first quarter of 2023. The Home Depot® launched a new jobseeker marketplace created to connect skilled tradespeople to hiring trades professionals in the construction and home improvement industries. Visit to learn more.
10/21/20225 minutes, 44 seconds
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Top 5 HR Tech Conf Trends

The team at an interview intelligence platform hosted me recently on a webinar to talk about this years HR tech trends. 
10/16/202257 minutes, 18 seconds
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Fundings and Acquisitions

Dandi Technologies, an analytics platform for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace, emerged from stealth today. The company unveiled a first-of-its-kind DEI analytics solution used by people leaders to pinpoint equity gaps in the employee journey and implement data-driven solutions to workforce diversity challenges.  They also announced $3.7M in seed funding. TaTiO, a future of work company that uses AI to help companies fill open positions with qualified workers, today announced the completion of a $5.3 million seed round led by Mensch Capital Partners and Cresson Management, with participation from Cerca Discovery, Tau Ventures Ltd., Techstars, and GoodCompany. TaTiO sources and vets job seekers with their AI work experience simulations and provides employers with pre-qualified candidates to interview. Fresh off a round of funding, The Muse a job site/employer branding company, has acquired the largest career community for women, FairyGodBoss. This acquisition combines the largest online career community for Gen Z and millennial candidates with the largest online career community for women, to create a new “powerhouse in the next-gen hiring space” according to the company. CareerBeacon, the leading online recruitment and talent acquisition site in Atlantic Canada, announced today its acquisition of the employer branding platform, Ruutly.
10/14/20226 minutes, 5 seconds
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I sat down with CEO to find out whats new with the hiring and scheduling platform.
10/10/20227 minutes, 24 seconds
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Employee Referral Tool Gets Funding

ERIN, a leading employee referral platform, today announced the closing of a $5 million financing round led by Reformation Partners.“Growth over the last year has been incredible. ERIN is now the employee referral platform for over 1.5 million employees in 100 countries” said Mike Stafiej, CEO. “This round of funding will allow us to keep up with market demand, drive innovative new features, and continue to provide world-class support to our customers”. NEW YORK — Revelio Labs, the workforce intelligence company, today announced its Series A capital raise of $15 million. The capital will be used to expand Revelio Labs’ offerings for corporate HR and strategy, and comes less than a year after the company raised $4.5 million in seed funding. Since then, Revelio Labs has tripled in size, with over 150 clients ranging from investors to corporate strategists and HR teams, as well as governments. JobSync, creators of the first-ever Talent Acquisition Automation Platform (TAAP), and Talent Board, a nonprofit candidate experience benchmark research organization, today released their joint research report, Are Recruiting Technologies Delivering on Their Promise and Potential? Based on a global survey of nearly 250 recruiters and Talent Acquisition (TA) and Human Resources (HR) professionals, the report reveals that the various technologies participants rely on to source, recruit, and hire new talent—technologies that have, in many cases, been in use for more than a decade—still don’t integrate particularly well and often require creative workarounds or the use of manual processes.
10/7/20223 minutes, 59 seconds
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Brazen CEO

Ed Barrientos, CEO, Brazen Virtual hiring events, virtual career fairs, video interviewing, live webinars, live chat, recruiting chatbots, interactive networking events, and so much more. Brazen’s software is the perfect solution for companies, universities, associations, workforce development organizations, and more! Whats new at brazen with the product? Is there a particular feature that your clients love to use? How many virtual events do you host each week Youve exhibited at HR tech for many years what do you get from shows like this? HR tech market has exploded in the last few years, thoughts on that and where we are headed? What makes a good event? Where are virtual hiring events in 5 yrs?
10/4/202212 minutes, 36 seconds
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Phenom's Intelligent Talent Experience Platform

Jonathan Dale VP of Marketing Kumar Ananth, Exec Director Product Management Good to see you….whats new at Phenom since we met last year? New features: New AI-driven Experiences Provide Enterprises with Deeper Intelligence to Solve Hiring, Development and Retention Challenges ANY INTERESTING CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORIES RECENTLY THAT YOU WANT TO MENTION? Hows the hiring market from your standpoint you power hundreds of employers sites…how is their hiring pace? Are we going to have an IAMPHENOM conf in 2023?
10/3/202212 minutes, 12 seconds
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Calendly buys Prelude

Calendly, the modern scheduling platform for high-performing teams and individuals, today announced the acquisition of Prelude, a fast-growing recruiting operations platform designed to build an efficient and delightful hiring process.  Workstream, the mobile-first hiring and onboarding platform for the deskless workforce, today announced it has extended its Series B funding round with an additional close of $60 million, bringing the total Series B financing to $108 million. More than two dozen investors are participating in the oversubscribed extension round, including both institutional funds and angel investors. CoRise officially launched its live online upskilling platform to help businesses and individuals acquire the cutting-edge technical skills necessary to remain competitive in today’s market. The CoRise platform features live online courses from top industry experts, a rich community of peers, and leverages technology to deliver high-quality education with real career outcomes at scale. They also secured an 8.5 million seed round of funding. Employee Cycle, the leading HR analytics dashboard for small and medium-sized businesses, has closed a $2.5 million seed round of financing, led by Impellent Ventures.
9/30/20224 minutes, 22 seconds
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Workhuman & Employee Experience

I sat down with Nate Barad, VP Product Marketing at the recent HR Technology Conference to hear about his new experience ad what Workhuman is up to. The employee experience seems to be one of the bigger trends this year talk about how WorkHuman helps to create a better experience for employees Can you walk me through the features of your product? Any anecdotal customer stories you've overheard recently about how they use the platform? Whats the one or 2 most used features of WorkHuman? Anything new coming out?
9/28/202213 minutes, 5 seconds
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HR Tech Coverage: Zoominfo

I sat down with the product team (Darrel Grissen & Lauren Hogan) from Zoominfo at the recent HR Technology Conference to hear about the new TalentOS data product they sell to recruiting teams.
9/27/202213 minutes, 34 seconds
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Making Your Own Success in Recruiting

Amy Miller, Owner of Recruiting in Yoga Pants and former recruiter at Google and Microsoft leads our next roundtable to share her process to sit in the driver’s seat to create recruiting opportunities. Amy knew that attracting candidates had to consist of more than just scouring LinkedIn and sending emails with witty subject lines. She took candidate attraction into her own hands and has created an online community of over 6k YouTube subscribers, 60k LinkedIn followers, and 12k Twitter followers. What’s the secret sauce?
9/26/20221 hour, 41 seconds
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Several New HR Tech Funding Announcements

The Muse, a values-based job search and career development platform used by 75 million people annually, is proud to announce $8 million in new investment led by MBM Capital, founded and run by managing partners Lauren Bonner and Arun Mittal. The investment is a result of The Muse’s progressive vision to bring together key players in the future-of-work arena.  Knoetic, the #1 Chief People Officer (CPO) platform and “single source of truth” for people analytics, today announced its $36M Series B. SilkRoad Technology, the world-class talent acquisition leader, announced today the addition of person-to-person texting and SMS notifications in its RedCarpet Onboarding solution and On-demand Talent Campaigns (OTC) at its annual user conference, Connections. These powerful capabilities will enable organizations to source, attract, convert, engage and retain talent amidst the most dynamic talent economy in recent memory. Polywork, the professional network, just announced $28 million in Series B funding. The round was co-led by Nat Friedman (former GitHub CEO) and Caffeinated Capital with participation from existing and new investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Baron Davis, Bungalow Capital, Daniel Gross, Elad Gil, Fidji Simo, Maverick Carter and the founders of Stripe, Lyft, Clubhouse, Instacart, Lattice, Minted, and Divvy Homes. Sourcing platform Findem has raised $30 million in Series B financing. This round brings their total funding to $37.3 million. Four Rivers and Quarry Ventures led the round, with participation from our existing investor Wing Venture Capital.
9/22/20225 minutes, 40 seconds
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Indeed's EVP Maggie Hulce

I sat down with Indeed EVP Maggie Hulce to find out what new at the job search giant. Recorded  live from HR Tech Conference in Las Vegas.
9/21/202215 minutes, 2 seconds
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HR Tech Pitchfest Finals

Spotlyfe led the way by winning the 2022 HR Tech conference pitchfest.
9/20/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 27 seconds
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Indeed Flex, Joonko and PI Funding

Joonko, the only automated sourcing platform focused solely on underrepresented candidates, today announced $25M in Series B funding led by global software investor Insight Partners, with participation from Target Global and existing investors Kapor Capital and Vertex Ventures Israel. The Predictive Index (PI) announced today a $30 million minority investment from JM Family Enterprises, Inc. (JMFE) to accelerate its mission of Better work, better world through product enhancements to the world’s only global talent optimization platform.  Ashby, the all-in-one recruiting platform for high-growth startups and enterprise companies launches publicly today with over 500 paying customers and $21.5 million in Series B funding. The round was led by F-Prime Capital with participation from Elad Gil, Lachy Groom, Semper Virens, Base Case Capital, Gaingels, as well as over a 100 customers, partners, and operators. The new injection of capital will be used to scale operations, engineering, and go-to-market teams. Indeed Flex, the online marketplace for flexible and temporary workers is expanding into California.   The tech-first staffing platform, which was acquired by Indeed in 2019, is now available to job seekers and employers in Los Angeles County, Orange County, and San Bernardino County, with further expansion across the state planned in the coming months.
9/16/20225 minutes, 37 seconds
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Skyhive's New Job Description Generator has a new job description generator tool. I talked with CEO Sean Hinton and product person Chris Toplack about how it works.
9/12/202232 minutes, 11 seconds
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Sense Acquisition, Namely Merger

Sense, the market leader in AI-driven talent engagement solutions for recruiting, announced its acquisition of Skillate, an AI recruitment platform incubated within SAP Startup Studio. The addition of Skillate’s technology enhances Sense’s ability to provide AI-powered hiring including candidate matching, job distribution, job description assistant, and talent relationship management. Namely, the leading HR platform for mid-sized companies, today confirmed it has merged with the organization recently created by the combination of Vensure Employer Services and PrismHR.  SkyHive®, the first company to map and sequence the global labor market in real-time, provide workforce intelligence, and guide the rapid reskilling of workers and communities around the world, today announced the launch of SkyHive Answers™, a cloud-based application that empowers leaders and business users with immediate, accurate, and specific answers to their most pressing human capital strategy questions.
9/9/20225 minutes, 49 seconds
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Donald Knight, CPO of Greenhouse Software

Donald knight is the Chief People Officer for hiring software leader  Greenhouse. Donald leads with a people-first mentality, hoping to unlock the potential of Greenhouse talent globally. Prior to Greenhouse, Donald served as Senior Vice President of Global Talent for Edelman and helped shape the HR brand as a proactive, insightful, and collaborative solution provider.  In todays episode we get his take on the ATS landscape, diversity, employee engagement and more.
9/6/202228 minutes, 3 seconds
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Demo and Q&A with Cliquify

Cliquify is an employer branding platform for recruiters and hiring managers to showcase your culture and create buzz across social media. Activate your brand to get future candidates to connect with your values and generate excitement among your employees.
8/28/202244 minutes, 32 seconds
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HireRoad Makes an Acquisition

HireRoad, the end-to-end talent management and insight software, announced the acquisition of PeopleInsight, a provider of workforce analytics software. PeopleInsight’s technology seamlessly ingests, normalizes, and correlates data from any HR system, making it easy for customers to analyze data across all their HR systems in one place. By unifying data across numerous systems, users are able to uncover previously hidden insights that their companies can use to make timely and informed decisions. Crosschq, pioneers of the Talent Intelligence Cloud™, which is powering a revolution in data-driven hiring and people analytics, today announced the first of many new features coming to its talent pipeline visualization product – The Wall. This is the only self-service Talent Intelligence product on the market that makes collaborating and strategizing on key roles across the entire hiring team easy with plug-and-play modules. Upwork (NASDAQ: UPWK), the world’s work marketplace, today released its seventh annual “Future Workforce Report.” Reflecting survey data from over 1,000 U.S. hiring managers, the 2022 report finds that businesses are reevaluating longstanding notions around how to access talent as well as resource, construct and scale teams. The HR tech conference is coming up which I’ll be attending. I have a special code for listeners who want to attend HR tech, use code: HT22MA18 to save $300 off your ticket and I’ll see you in Vegas! Once again that code is HT22MA18
8/26/20225 minutes, 21 seconds
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Beyond the Resume

This roundtable features Vanessa Raath - The Talent Hunter. We’re going to talk about how to get creative with candidates in both your outreach and your expectations of their response to you - with a big focus on the use of video. A lot of us have gotten used to video communication over the last two years so we should definitely be using it more. Here a few more things we covered:   How to stand out as a company at scale while still conveying your personality as a brand How to use video to attract and communicate with candidates [make yourself stand out and see who else does the same in return] How to target individual candidates beyond automation [and get it right] - notice the two emojis after Vanessa’s name on social media? There’s a reason for that!
8/22/202258 minutes, 25 seconds
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Big Funding for Hibob and Lawyer Jobs

Incredible Health, the fastest-growing career marketplace for permanent healthcare workers, today announced it has secured $80 million in Series B funding, bringing the company’s valuation to $1.65 billion. Now the highest valued tech-enabled career marketplace in healthcare, Incredible Health has radically transformed not only how nurses are hired but the experience of nursing itself. This new funding will support the company’s initiatives to help health systems and their employees manage surging patient care demand. LEHI, Utah — IsoTalent announces closing a $5 million seed round to launch its global, on-demand hiring marketplace. The investment round was co-led by Crocker Ventures and Ad Ventures, and included Sweater Ventures and several high-profile angel investors. HiBob, the company behind Bob, the HR platform transforming how organizations operate in the modern world of work, today announced it has raised an additional $150M in growth funding, just ten months after raising a $150M Series C in October 2021. The latest round is underpinned by HiBob’s sixth consecutive year of triple digit revenue growth. Out of New york…GrowthSpace, the world’s first outcome-focused talent development platform, today announced $25 million in Series B funding led by Zeev Ventures. Existing investors M12 (Microsoft’s venture fund) and Vertex Ventures participated in this round, which brings the total amount raised to $44 million. Lateral Hub is proud to announce the launch of its innovative job board for top-tier law firms and lawyers, providing a new, efficient way for lawyers to find lateral job opportunities. The HR tech conference is coming up which I’ll be attending. I have a special code for listeners who want to attend HR tech, use code: HT22MA18 to save $300 off your ticket and I’ll see you in Vegas! Once again that code is HT22MA18
8/18/20226 minutes, 5 seconds
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Gartners Future Workplace trends

The employee value proposition (EVP) must change for hybrid work and respond to shifts in employee expectations. In short: Ongoing changes in the way people work have permanently transformed employees’ relationship with and expectations of work. Hybrid work could be a great opportunity or a great risk, particularly for diverse talent. These nine high-impact trends create an exciting opportunity for organizations to differentiate themselves as employers of choice. The last two years have had a lasting impact on the future of work. It’s imperative that HR leaders evaluate the immediate and longer-term impact of these trends and the degree to which they will change strategic goals and plans. READ
8/17/20229 minutes, 27 seconds
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Bacon, Lever and Workday Rising

The Bacon ( an on-demand workforce app has received $8 million in Series A-1 funding from some of the nation’s premier investment firms—as well as a former gig worker who is now investing in the company he credits for his comeback. The “temp agency in an app” will use the latest funding to hire key team members and expand to 40 more markets in the next 18-24 months. Lever, a leading talent acquisition suite, is joining Employ in another merger of ATS vendors. Workday, Inc. announced the return of Workday Rising, the company’s flagship customer conference. The conference is being held virtually and in-person from Sept. 12-15, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. Workday Rising is the same week as the annual HR tech conference which I’ll be attending. I have a special code for listeners who want to attend HR tech, use code: HT22MA18 to save $300 off your ticket and I’ll see you in Vegas!
8/5/20223 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Rise of Text Recruiting

As companies look to improve communication, Text Recruiting is becoming a strategic priority. Forty percent (40%) of companies have increased their use of text in talent acquisition this year, according to new research conducted by Aptitude Research in conjunction with the text recruiting platform… Entitled “The Rise of Text Recruiting & The Business Impact“, the report states that although text is widely adopted in other areas of business, talent acquisition has been slow to respond.  Email is still their preferred method of communication, and 58% of candidates receive no response at all when they are screened out of the process. DOWNLOAD THE REPORT
8/1/202239 minutes, 6 seconds
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Kona, InternMatch & More

INTERNMATCH HAS RAISED $10 MILLION IN A SERIES A AS IT LOOKS TO GO GLOBAL The cash will support InternMatch’s expansion into Canada, the United States and the UK., the data-driven, AI-powered recruitment platform, announced today the acquisition of PrincetonOne, a New Jersey-based talent solutions provider with an emphasis on Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and permanent recruitment services. The acquisition is a continuation of’s strategic plan to develop revenue and reach by acquiring successful businesses and supporting intelligent growth with the application of’s proprietary technology. SAN FRANCISCO — Kona, the employee experience platform for remote teams, today announced it has closed a $4 million seed funding round led by Unusual Ventures with participation from Evolutionary Ventures, the venture arm of Silicon Valley executive coaching company Evolution, 2.12 Angels, Louis Beryl, David Carrico, James Beshara, Amazon exec Jeff Wilke, and more. Lastly an onboarding tool gets funded… allwhere is a people-first company that empowers teams to stay productive and engaged — wherever they may be. This includes working with companies to implement holistic remote work solutions, manage the full lifecycle of equipment from procurement to storage and disposal, and provide world-class onboarding, engagement, retention, and wellness programs while lowering costs by leveraging allwhere’s economies of scale.
7/29/20224 minutes, 4 seconds
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Demo Day Audio

In the last demo day for the summer you'll hear from 3 vendors as they show off their features in rapid fire fashion.
7/24/202249 minutes, 16 seconds
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Steven Rothberg from

TOPICS Whats new in the world of college recruiting? (any slowdown?) Any trends you are seeing in terms of types of jobs, etc Is gig work the new entry level job? Whats your pricing model and what kind of traffic volume do you offer employers? What mistakes do employers make when it comes to recruiting students and grads. If you were starting college recruitment function inside of a large employer how would you set that up and tell me about the strategy you’d implement? Last client you talked to who made a hire through your site…what kind of job?
7/24/202227 minutes, 17 seconds
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Hireart is Alive, Bullhorn & More

15Five, the continuous performance management platform, has raised $52M in funding to accelerate growth and continued innovation. Led by Quad Partners the Series C round validates 15Five’s proven approach to human-centered talent management and its mission-critical role in achieving a company’s business outcomes. Veremark, a global pre-employment screening and verified career credentials firm, has raised a further $8.5m in equity funding just 9 months after its initial $2.8m seed round. HireArt, which TechCrunch previously described as a “resume-killing” jobs marketplace, today announced that it raised $26.25 million in a Series B financing round led by Three Fish Capital with participation from over a “half dozen” angel investors. CEO Nick Sedlet said that the cash will be put toward product development and more than doubling HireArt’s 82-person headcount within the next year. ResumeSieve™ announced the completion of a 2-way integration between The Sieve™ and the iCIMS applicant tracking system. Bullhorn®, the cloud computing company that helps staffing and recruiting organizations transform their businesses, today announced that it has acquired SourceBreaker, a successful Bullhorn Marketplace partner and fast-growing provider of market-leading search and match solutions.
7/22/20224 minutes, 15 seconds
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Equitable Interviewing with Jackye Clayton from Textio

In our next installment of the roundtable we’re tackling this topic and welcoming Jackye Clayton, VP of Talent Acquisition and DEI at Textio to lead the conversation. Jacyke isn’t just passionate about this topic, she’s living it by implementing strategies that work: Prepping candidates Providing questions early Ensuring accommodations aren’t creating bias But it’s more than that; before, during, and after interviews life is happening to all candidates. Future employees have kids, parents, houses, life things. Life doesn’t get put on hold so people can take time to make their next career move. Let’s take a step back, remember that candidates are people - and make sure that they can thrive. Our goal as employers is to help them be successful - so they can thrive in their new role and be passionate about working for and with us.
7/17/202258 minutes, 22 seconds
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Sourcing Panel Discussion

At RecruitDC a few weeks ago I recorded the panel on sourcing. Enjoy the audio. Recap:
7/10/202234 minutes, 53 seconds
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CareerEco and Workvivo

CareerEco gets acquired. Workvivo lands Tiger Global Investment
7/8/20223 minutes, 59 seconds
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Jobsync Roundtable

We are being joined by the brain behind Recruiting Brainfood, Hung Lee, for our upcoming roundtable and we’re going to address some hard hitting questions. How do you deal with a divided office? How do different opinions on hot topics affect your recruiters and how you hire? What are some of the unintended consequences of the decisions your employees make when it comes to things they ‘shouldn’t’ speak about at work?
7/3/202259 minutes, 31 seconds
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Magic Posts, New Partner Network and Some Healthcare Funding

CareerArc Launches Magic Posts HackerRank Partner Network Nomad health Raises $105 Million TaskHuman lands $20 Million in Funding
7/1/20226 minutes, 13 seconds
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I caught up with Rick Osmer from the hiring platform at Unleash in Las Vegas
6/28/20224 minutes, 35 seconds
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RecTech Demo Day Audio

Its time for another Rec Tech Demo Day. Come see 4 different recruiting technology vendors show off their platforms in rapid fine 10 minute demo slots.  Learn what's new to help you recruit faster and more effectively! 1. Goodseeker makes it easy to collect employee stories and job testimonials to reinforce EVP, promote work experiences, and prove culture claims. Combine stories with related jobs to give recruiters and advocates personalized content for talent attraction. 2. Talentcare is a full featured applicant tracking system. 3. FloCareer’s flexible IaaS (Interview-as-a-Service) technical interview platform (via our 3000+ industry experts), leads to reduced time to hire, better candidates and improved client productivity.  4. Joveo: programmatic job advertising platform.
6/27/202259 minutes, 2 seconds
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Employee Referral tool Erin App

Erin App is an employee referral tool. I caught up with Raul Aquino their new director of global sales at Unleash 2022.
6/21/20226 minutes, 39 seconds
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Amit Parmar from Cliquify is a unique recruitment marketing utility tool.
6/21/20226 minutes, 38 seconds
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Adzuna CEO Talks About Getwork Acquisition

Adzuna, the smarter job search engine, is pleased to announce the acquisition of leading US enterprise job search engine Getwork.  The Getwork team, led by President Brad Squibb, will work alongside the 100-person strong Adzuna business, bringing together decades of job search expertise and accelerating Adzuna’s growth in North America. The acquisition will combine the quality reputation and enterprise-focus of Getwork with the international reach and programmatic/tech expertise of Adzuna, creating a better option for jobseekers globally. 
6/19/202217 minutes, 9 seconds
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Virtual job training, job search engines and a new round of funding

CEIPAL, a talent acquisition platform,announced it has closed its Series B funding round, led by Camden Partners. CEIPAL secured $16.5 million in its Series B round with an additional $4.5 million in debt financing for a total of $21 million in funds. Transfr VR (Transfr), best known for pioneering the use of virtual reality to simulate on-the-job training, today announced $35 million in Series B funding as it expands into regions and industries most heavily impacted by skills gaps and unemployment. Job search engine Adzuna,, announced the acquisition of job search engine Getwork. (formerly known as Linkup) Fountain, the applicant tracking system (ATS) for high volume hiring, today announced an extension of its November 2021 Series C round by $100M, bringing the total to $185M. After decades of investment, Skillsoft decided to give up on the LMS market and sell SumTotal Systems to Cornerstone for $200 Million. This according to a report by analyst Josh Bersin
6/17/20225 minutes, 11 seconds
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Sense Co-founder Pankaj Jindal

I caught up with Pankaj Jindal the co founder of Sense and AI recruiting tool at Unleash America 2022.
6/15/20227 minutes, 22 seconds
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Unleash Interviews - Mark Jewett, CMO SmartRecruiters

I sat down with the new CMO at SmartRecruiters the talent acquisition software suite.
6/14/202211 minutes, 37 seconds
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Are Virtual Hiring Events the Future of Talent Acquisition?

Intro: Virtual hiring solutions, which have been around for quite some time, exploded to the forefront of the talent acquisition space due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But, are they here to stay? Anthony Gentile, a talent acquisition expert with 20+ years of experience, talks about why virtual hiring matters right now and how to use online recruitment events to attract quality candidates, engage job seekers, and fast-track your hiring process.  Anthony Gentile, Managing Partner at Live Recruit, has 20+ years of experience in recruitment and event marketing. Anthony has worked with some of the largest health systems and brands in the country, helping them attract top talent and hire candidates faster.   Questions: Why is virtual hiring so important right now? How do you know if virtual hiring events are right for your organization?  How do virtual hiring events impact the candidate experience? What about employer brand? Where should virtual hiring events fit into your talent acquisition strategy as a whole? What should your key considerations be when choosing a virtual hiring technology? When do you start promoting it? Who should join your virtual hiring event? Should you have hiring managers, or just recruiters and sourcers? Should you use video chat? What are best practices to consider when hosting a virtual hiring event? How many candidates will attend? What will candidates want to chat about? What should your expectations be for a virtual hiring event?
6/12/202219 minutes, 14 seconds
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RippleMatch, Teal, Reflex In the News

RippleMatch, a recruitment automation platform changing how Gen Z finds work, announced a $45m Series B today led by the Growth Equity business within Goldman Sachs Asset Management (Goldman Sachs). MIAMI - Teal, a company that empowers people to grow their careers on their own terms, has raised a $6.3 million seed round. Teal is building the tools for a new era of professionals who want more control over their career growth. Phenom announced Phenom High-Volume Hiring — for organizations that need to hire large numbers of workers quickly and efficiently, while providing an exceptional experience for candidates, recruiters, and hiring managers. GR8 People, the only talent acquisition platform announced the unveiling of their new brand identity and market positioning. AUSTIN — Reflex, the online marketplace that helps brands find and connect with retail superheroes on-demand, today emerged from stealth and announced its $4.5 million oversubscribed seed funding round. Indicator Ventures led the round, with additional investment from Sugar Capital and Red Swan Ventures.
6/10/20225 minutes, 19 seconds
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Alex Murphy, CEO of Jobsync

I talked with Alex Murphy the CEO of Jobsync at Unleash 2022
6/8/202210 minutes
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Interview with Dalia - Birch Faber

I chatted up Birch Faber, VP of Marketing at Dalia - live form the show floor at Unleash 2022.
6/7/20225 minutes, 33 seconds
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SellX is the "Upwork for Sales talent"

SellX says companies are often bottlenecked by their inability to scale their sales and revenue teams fast enough. With a staggering 35% attrition rate, highest among all other industries, the average tenure of a sales rep is less than 12 months, and turnover can cost upwards of $20,000 per employee. Here to tell us how they address this problem is the CEO Dean Glas What is SellX? What does the platform/technology provide for companies? How does SellX help alleviate some of the challenges with recruiting and retaining when it comes to sales (SDR) positions? So is this like upwork for sales talent?  How do you train people to sell something if they are not employed by that company? How many reps do you have and how do you attract them? Vetting process…. How does an employer engage with the service? Job openings hit a record-high 11.5 million in March, what are some trends you are seeing coming out of the Great Resignation?  (among sales people) Every industry seems like its going to have a freelance on demand marketplace eventually….how do you see this trend shaking out? What are some ways companies are using your platform to fill key talent gaps? (success story) How was the idea born…take me ack to the idea concept up to your first customer You have a couple million in funding i think, whats the go to market plan at this point?
6/5/202217 minutes, 3 seconds
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Upskilling, Career Sits and Skilled Trades

Guild, a Career Opportunity Platform, today announced a $175 million Series F financing round. The round will accelerate Guild’s ability to capitalize on momentum expanding into dynamic, in-demand sectors — furthering its mission of unlocking life-changing opportunities for America’s workforce. SkillPointe, LLC, a three-sided marketplace helping to solve the country’s prevalent skilled worker shortage, today announced the closing of a $2.25 million Series B-3 financing round. The Presidio Group LLC (“Presidio”), the leading investment bank to the automotive retail and consumer mobility sectors, served as exclusive financial advisor to SkillPointe. — which has built an app that tracks working hours, generates payroll, and then calculates and assigns workers compensation insurance to individuals based on that — has closed in on $27 million in funding.  HourWork, a SaaS recruitment and retention platform for quick-serve restaurant (QSR) franchise owners, today announced the closing of $2.5 million in additional Series A funding led by MassMutual’s MM Catalyst Fund (MMCF), which joins a noteworthy list of investors including Morgan Stanley’s Next Level Fund, Positive Sum Ventures, and RelishWorks. Global Employer Brand Agency, Ph.Creative, has launched an new recruitment technology company featuring a flagship enterprise-level careers website SaaS platform.  ‘Happy Dance‘ is its name and was originally built by Ph.Creative for its own use. “We’d perfected the system to the point where it was so intuitive, so easy to use, launching as a standalone just made sense. The existing options all come from big, back-end technology operators: they’re systems designed in the dark. By contrast, we’re from an agency world that’s purpose built to be responsive and accommodating. It’s what we do for a living, after all.”
6/3/20225 minutes, 2 seconds
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CHRO Panel Discusses Future of HR

Audio from the future of HR panel with three CHROs – Rhonda Spencer at Barry-Wehmiller, Rachel McCoy from Zappos, and Tyson Foods’ Johanna Söderström. Recorded live at Unleash America May 2022.
6/1/202232 minutes, 48 seconds
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RecTech Demos

Audio from our recent Demo Day. Apologies for the echo in some of the audio.
5/30/202257 minutes, 38 seconds
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Work With What You Got to Make Your Firm Attractive to Candidates

Jobsync monthly rec marketing roundtable with featured speaker Carrie Darney to uncover: -How to spark interest in candidates that don’t know the benefits of working for your firm (even if you are small and competing with the big boys). -How to adjust on the fly the way you talk about your business value and perks as you learn more about your candidate. -How to recruit on a budget or with no budget – sometimes, “Just spend more” is just not an option. -How to train your team of recruiters to be as creative and nimble as you are.
5/29/202257 minutes, 47 seconds
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Assembled, Velocity, WorkReels and SmartRecruiters

Assembled, the leader in workforce management for modern support teams, today announced it has closed $51 million in Series B funding, which reflects a more than 5x valuation increase in just one year.  Assembled’s workforce management platform helps support teams at the world’s fastest-growing companies efficiently respond to customer demand through accurate forecasting, automated scheduling, and robust realtime and historical reporting. Says co-founder and CEO Ryan Wang: “For many of our users, support is the biggest roadblock between mission and reality. Why is support so hard to get right? We believe it’s because operational issues and people issues rhyme, and that’s what we’re out to solve.” RepVue, the world’s largest and fastest-growing sales organization ratings platform, today announced that it has secured $5 million in seed financing led by S3 Ventures with significant participation from TDF Ventures and existing investors, including Knoll Ventures and Alerion Ventures. In addition, RepVue added new investors GTMfund and Triangle Tweener Fund.  Industry leaders such as Kyle Porter, (Salesloft CEO), Alex Estevez (former CFO, Atlassian), and Matt Green (CRO, Sales Assembly) also joined the round. Only two years after coming out of beta, RepVue users have contributed over 60,000 ratings of 11,000 sales organizations globally.  These ratings include data-points on quota attainment, culture, lead flow, compensation, product-market fit and more – making RepVue the most trusted resource for sales professionals seeking up-to-date, detailed insights into prospective employers. “Over my 20 years as both a sales professional and leader of large sales organizations, I’ve recognized an acute need for more balanced information in the hiring process, as well as more data-driven decisions by hiring teams. This funding helps realize RepVue’s mission to drive transparency into sales organizations and enable sales professionals to discover career opportunities that best fit their skills and experience,” according to Ryan Walsh, founder and CEO of RepVue. “RepVue will use the funding to extend its leadership and accelerate growth by hiring additional top talent and expanding its dataset.” Velocity Global, the leading provider of global talent solutions, announced today that it raised $400 million in its Series B funding round, increasing the company’s valuation seven-fold since the same time last year. The platform offers a full suite of talent solutions, including global Employer of Record (EoR) and Contractor Management, to help thousands of companies compliantly onboard, manage, and pay full-time and part-time talent, contractors, and freelancers in more than 185 countries and all 50 United States. ​​WorkReels has launched the world’s first video storytelling platform built specifically for recruitment and employer branding teams. WorkReels enables talent acquisition professionals to easily make and share high-quality, affordable social media videos for recruiting for about 1/20 the price of video production. WorkReels enables talent acquisition professionals to attract and engage with both passive and active job seekers by reaching them where they spend the most time–viewing videos on social media. WorkReels is a solution for how hiring takes place today, which is more like digital marketing–attracting candidates through interesting video content and engaging with them over social media. How WorkReels works Using WorkReels requires no special video filming experience. It uses smartphone cameras and as little as 20 minutes of employee’s time: Recruiters select from a library of customizable templates called Storylines to film scenes for the video story they want to tell, including “meet the team” and “a day in the life” videos that help illustrate their employee experience. Recording WorkReels videos is quick and easy with any smartphone and can be completed in as little as 20 minutes with participants filming separately or together, whenever it’s convenient for them. WorkReels professional editors transform approved recordings into high-quality videos optimized for social media, a jobs page or any location frequented by a company’s likely job seekers. The WorkReels branded player makes sharing and embedding videos easy across LinkedIn, Youtube, TikTok, Instagram and Facebook.   SmartRecruiters announced the launch of SmartOnboard, a native solution that delivers a seamless onboarding experience for new hires. The new solution allows HR teams to get new employees up and running through a simple, tailored, and engaging onboarding experience that can be managed at scale. With SmartOnboard new hires can easily find and complete their onboarding tasks, be introduced to their team, and familiarize themselves with their employer’s brand and culture, all through a new hire portal. At the same time, automated onboarding activities free up onboarding teams from managing paperwork, allowing them to focus on getting new hires set up for success, all while easily controlling their data on one system.
5/27/20225 minutes, 16 seconds
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Seasonal Hiring/High Volume Hiring Discussion

We teamed up with the folks at Phenom to ring you some great audio from their recent Talent Experience Live show from Linkedin.
5/23/202232 minutes, 30 seconds
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Crosschq, Google, Fetcher and Workramp

Fetcher, a full-service, recruiting automation platform, is happy to announce a $27M Series B investment led by Tola Capital… Search engine Google has launched a BETA program to display job training information in its search results.  According to the company, it appears it’s going to work in tandem with Google for Jobs. WorkRamp, the All-in-One Learning Platform helping businesses and their employees unlock their true growth potential – today has announced it has acquired The Enablement Squad, one of the largest online open communities of enablement professionals whose mission is to engage, educate, and empower enablement leaders across the globe. Crosschq, pioneers of the Talent Intelligence Cloud™ that is powering a revolution in data-driven hiring and people analytics, announced today it has acquired TalentWall, creators of the popular recruiting analytics platform that enables talent acquisition teams to hire more efficiently and collaboratively through the use of data. An essential tool for recruiting leaders and hiring managers alike, TalentWall serves as the central source of truth for their hiring team’s most meaningful analytics and insights.
5/20/20224 minutes, 43 seconds
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Goodtime CEO Ahryun Moon

GoodTime is used by over 300 leading companies like Spotify, Slack, and Box, to drive better results from their most important meetings. The GoodTime Meeting Optimization Engine automates scheduling, makes sure the right people are in the room, and provides actionable insights to meet smarter……their flagship product, Hire, allows organizations to win top talent faster. GoodTime CEO and Co-Founder, Ahryun Moon joins me now from…San Francisco.
5/16/202225 minutes, 32 seconds
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Mathison Gtes $25 Million for DEI Platform

Mathison, a solution that provides employers with an end-to-end Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) hiring and retention platform, has announced the close of its $25 million Series A led by F-Prime Capital. Indeed, the leading hiring platform, is proud to announce the Indeed Small Business Hiring Fund, delivering $50 million to aid hiring efforts and hasten the speed of small business recovery.. Certn, leader in background screening solutions, today announced that it has secured USD $50 million in Series B funding, led by B Capital. This comes on the heels of last year’s $34.1 million funding raise. With this latest round, Certn will further advance its mission of building trust in people – and invest in new markets worldwide. HOUSTON — WizeHire, a leading hiring platform helping Main Street businesses grow with a better way to find and hire skilled workers, has raised $30 million in Series B funding led by Tiger Global with participation from prior investors Amplo and Mercury. This round brings WizeHire’s total funding to $37.5 million and its valuation to $250 million, to carry out its vision of a world where every business on Main Street succeeds. DALLAS — HireLogic (, an artificial intelligence (AI) powered human resources technology software firm that improves interview processes, has raised $4M in seed funding.
5/13/20225 minutes, 14 seconds
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How To Approach Recruitment With A Sales Mentality

In this Jobsync open forum webinar with Hayley Denker, CEO of Hayley Denker Marketing, an expert in hiring practices where hires directly equate to revenue, we are diving into the world of recruitment marketing through the lens of selling opportunities, at scale and efficiently.  Gone are the days where candidates had limited choices when it comes to choosing a company to work for. We need to adjust our practices to reach candidates at scale and convert them into hires quickly to expectations and understand that providing a best in class experience during the hiring process is what will help us to build great teams.  What you’ll learn: Why a sales mentality in your recruiting strategy is a game changer Why recruitment marketing MUST be a part of your strategy Why revenue is directly tied to serving your clients What you’ll be able to action: How to measure your successes at making hiring choices  How to measure if you are increasing engagement with your recruiting efforts  How to change hiring managers’ thinking that candidates only have one choice
5/8/202255 minutes, 52 seconds
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Candidate Resentment on the Rise

According to the Talent Board’s North America CandE Research Report — candidate resentment is again on the rise.   The research found that, in North America, candidate resentment rose from 8% in 2020 to 14% in 2021—a 75% spike. That's the largest increase since Talent Board began its research a decade ago.   Why does it matter? Well Candidates reporting high levels of resentment are less likely to apply with a company again or refer others. They are also more likely to sever their relationship with that company altogether. 
5/1/202228 minutes, 7 seconds
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Wisq, GoodJob, Beamery

Wisq, the first platform designed for the social connection needs of employees, announced that it closed $20 million in Series A funding led by Norwest Venture Partners with participation from True Ventures and Shasta Ventures. Following a seed round that closed in May 2021, Wisq has raised more than $40 million to fuel its growth and expand its platform and team. Assessment platform GoodJob® announced that it has raised $5.75M to fuel its next stage of growth initiatives. GoodJob uses its proprietary tool called the PATH Assessment® to identify a person’s work traits and behaviors and then match those to people who are most successful in the job. Moveworks, an AI platform that powers the best places to work, has introduced Moveworks for HR: a sophisticated artificial intelligence solution built for human resources. The platform now automatically resolves employees’ HR requests, including benefits inquiries, PTO applications, payroll questions, and more. Bearmery has made an acquisition…accordign to analyst Josh bersin: Beamery just acquired an exciting company called Flux which has been building a groundbreaking new talent mobility system.
4/29/20224 minutes, 31 seconds
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Jobsync Rec Marketing Roundtable

Audio from the latest Jobsync Recruitment Marketing Roundtable.
4/24/20221 hour, 1 minute
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New Rec Tech Headlines

Getting Hired, Inc., an Allegis Group company, announces the expansion of its talent engagement platform to engage and serve additional underrepresented groups in the workforce, and the launch of Diversity Talent Sourcing, a new direct sourcing offering. Both initiatives align with Getting Hired's mission of breaking down barriers within talent acquisition for job seekers and employers. SellX, a smart sales platform and talent marketplace connecting companies with an elite remote sales force to drive revenue, launched today. Built for companies looking to scale faster and more efficiently, SellX provides access to premium, on-demand sales talent who are empowered to work with anyone, anywhere., a Yale Student founded startup with an ambition to build the next-generation talent engine, incubated at (Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale), has raised about 2 million USD in its latest fundraising round. Oyster®, the company that delivers exceptional team member experiences for global teams with its fast, compliant and robust global employment platform, today announced that it has raised $150 million in Series C funding at a $1 billion-plus valuation.
4/22/20224 minutes, 54 seconds
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Mike Hudy, Chief Science Offier at ModernHire

Mike Hudy the Chief Science Officer for screening tool Modern Hire is here to talk about AI in recruiting as well as their new AIC (automated interview creator) feature. New Rec Tech!
4/17/202222 minutes, 5 seconds
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Acquisitions and the Employee Experience

Checkr, a leading HR technology company powering the future of work, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Inflection, whose flagship brand GoodHire is a leader in background checks for small businesses. This is Checkr’s largest acquisition to date, enhancing its leadership in the background check industry. The transaction closed in April 2022. Oracle has announced Oracle ME, a complete employee experience platform to help organizations increase employee engagement and ensure employee success. Part of Oracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM), Oracle ME enables HR and business leaders to streamline communications across the organization, increase productivity by guiding employees through complex tasks, and improve talent retention by developing a more supportive and trusted environment at work.  Handshake, the largest early talent network, announced it has acquired Talentspace, the leading virtual and hybrid recruiting event platform in Europe. Designed to power recruiting events for universities and global employers like Amazon and Porsche, Talentspace will strengthen Handshake’s suite of events products while accelerating the company’s expansion into Europe, where education-to-employment resources and career services offices are limited. Hireology, the leading all-in-one hiring and HR platform for decentralized businesses, announced today that it will acquire the customer base of franchise-focused applicant tracking platform, Hyrell. Hyrell’s more than 1,200 franchisee customers will transition to Hireology for their hiring needs, gaining access to the platform’s suite of pre- and post-hire tools.
4/15/20225 minutes, 7 seconds
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In Talent Attraction the Details Matter

Last week I ran into a situation which reminded me that even the smallest details need to paid attention to when it comes to talent attraction. After sharing a new HR job on the Evil HR Facebook jobs group that a client had just posted, one of the members asked me a question about the role. You see, one of the requirements stated that a certain state license was required. But that one little requirement seemed to throw off interested applicants. It was a license that no HR person usually has. Therefore the candidate didn't think she could apply for the job. Continue reading:
4/13/20227 minutes, 11 seconds
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Bayard CEO Louis Naviasky

Bayard Advertising – is a full-service advertising agency focused on recruitment marketing. The company has seen a 59% increase in recruitment advertising since the start of the pandemic. Joining me to discuss the trend is Louis Naviasky, their CEO TOPICS What are the major trends you are seeing in the recruitment marketing / HR space? What should companies consider when thinking about ways to combat the Great Resignation? How is equity being used to attract and retain employees? Why are companies doubling down on recruitment advertising? Have job related keywords gotten more expensive What are some of the creative tactics companies are employing to attract candidates? Tell me a recent success story about what Bayard did for one of your clients to help bring inmore applicants?
4/10/202218 minutes, 57 seconds
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Talent by Blind and Remote Gets Series C

Blind, the anonymous professional social network, announced the launch of Talent by Blind. Talent by Blind connects some of the hardest-to-reach software engineers with some of the fastest-growing startups and most innovative companies in the U.S., streamlining job offers and placements for developers and other technologists. Blind sources and vets candidates from its community of more than 5 million verified professionals. visit  GR8 People, a leading talent acquisition software innovator, announced a new integration with LinkedIn Recruiter System Connect to streamline the source-to-hire workflow and improve the recruiting process for its users. Remote, a leader in building, managing and supporting global, distributed workforces, today announced a $300 million Series C financing round, led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 with participation from existing investors. Kazoo, the employee experience platform, today announced the acquisition of WorkTango, the Toronto-based employee experience survey and people analytics company that gives employees a voice and leaders actionable insights to create a more engaged workforce. Hirewell has acquired Rainmakers to continue its mission to create a tech-enabled talent ecosystem, following last year’s $21M investment from Prytek.
4/8/20225 minutes, 55 seconds
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I caught up's Sr VP Cindy Klein to see what the global job search platform is up to. They plan on launching new features this year including a resume database.
4/3/202216 minutes, 33 seconds
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ICIMS Big Move

HourWork, a SaaS recruitment and retention platform for quick-serve restaurant (QSR) franchise owners, today announced the closing of an oversubscribed $10 million Series A funding round. HourWork will use the funds to scale its customer success, sales, and marketing teams to service explosive demand for the company’s recruitment and retention solutions and execute on planned product development initiatives that will revolutionize hourly work and the gig economy for both employers and employees across all industries. Accurate Background, a leading provider of compliant, automated workforce screening solutions, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CareerBuilder Employment Screening (CBES) from CareerBuilder. The combined entity will operate under the Accurate Background brand and creates a uniquely positioned company focused on technology innovation, customer service, candidate experience, and delivery at scale. Through a strategic partnership agreement, CareerBuilder will continue to offer Accurate’s employment screening services to clients. Sprockets announced the closing of a $10 million Series A financing round, which enables the company to accelerate the transformation of a hiring process that’s fundamentally failing the nation’s hourly workforce. The round was led by Forte Ventures. HackerRank, the developer skills company, today announced $60 million in Series D funding led by Susquehanna Growth Equity. To date, HackerRank has raised more than $115 million in total funding. Talroo, the leading provider of technology to power the recruitment of essential workers, has released its latest innovation to connect job seekers with opportunities. With Smart Job Titles, employers within the Talroo ecosystem are able to differentiate their jobs beyond typical, often uninspired, titles. With enhanced and more varied verbiage, employers — with no effort — are able to present ads that stand out from their competitors.  iCIMS, the talent cloud company, announced the acquisition of Candidate.ID, the marketing automation software built for talent acquisition. Candidate.ID enables recruiting teams to hyper-target best fit, most engaged candidates with unique lead scoring and automated marketing campaigns. Together, iCIMS and Candidate.ID are redefining recruitment marketing.
4/1/20227 minutes, 22 seconds
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Find Candidates Through Professional Associations

Scott Conley, is vice president of recruitment and staffing solutions for Naylor Association Solutions, a software company that powers many association websites and online career centers…Scott  is responsible for establishing and leading the strategic direction of Naylor’s online recruitment business and is here to talk about how professional associations, can be a valuable tool for recruiters. PROF ASSOC LIST
3/27/202221 minutes, 56 seconds
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Workramp, Ramped and Wedge

Ramped, a platform for job skilling and recruitment, has closed a $3.1 million seed round of financing…They’ll use the money to focus on sales and marketing, and an expansion of the product’s capabilities.  WorkRamp, the All-in-One Learning Platform helping businesses and their employees unlock their true growth potential – has raised a $40 million Series C funding round co-led by Salesforce Ventures, Slack Fund and Susa Ventures.  Wedge, the recruiting platform turning video screening into a competitive advantage, today announced the raise of $2 million in funding, which includes participation from Michigan Capital Network, Michigan Rise and Northgate Holdings amongst others. HR TECH JOB ALERT one of the biggest recruitment and career platforms on the United States market, with 18 million registered users is looking for a partnerships/affiliate manager. Our global headquarters located near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Tech and Business Ops Hub in Europe. Click the link in the show notes to learn more and apply.
3/25/20223 minutes, 45 seconds
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Building Your Personal Brand As A Recruiter

Candidates and employers think that TA is full of shady people looking to make their money the easiest way possible without actually trying to help anyone. So, in a world chock full of bad actors, how do you build, maintain, and protect your personal brand? How can you amplify that you want to help candidates and companies and not just yourself? Keirsten Greggs is joining us for our next roundtable discussion so we can uncover how she has built her own brand through leaning into her talents and interests:  Your brand is a reflection of your whole self, and what that means in your day-to-day as a Recruiter. Why TA is more than JUST recruiting and filling jobs How recruiters can do their jobs better and help companies and candidates feel better (and say happy things). Why having the newest tech doesn’t matter if your processes don’t support them. As always it’s an open forum discussion. Come with your cameras on and your questions and insights at the ready.
3/20/202258 minutes, 9 seconds
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Rolebot, Inc. raised $4.5 million for its AI-powered job board for top-tier, passive talent —investors include Jason Calacanis, and the LAUNCH fund. WorkHound, a platform for the employee feedback management space, announced today that it has completed a $12 million Series A fundraising round. The capital, will be used by WorkHound to add to its employee headcount, expand product offerings, and grow its presence in trucking and additional supply chain verticals. Bambee, the company that lets small to medium-sized businesses outsource the human respources, announced a $30 million dollar Series C round, bringing its total funding to $65 million. The investments will be deployed across four areas: Bambee Guided Payroll and HR Autopilot products, adding new customer benefits, expanding customer and HR manager teams to deliver world class service, and growing engineering teams. Stand Together Ventures Lab (STVL3, LLC) announced an investment in Honest Jobs, a leading national job platform focusing on fair chance employment which launched back in 2019. The investment amounts to $1.5M seed financing round.   Job search platform, announced a $120 million US Series B funding round led by Inovia Capital, ..This brings total recent investments to $150 million US, including $30 million US in new debt financing from the Technology & Innovation Banking Group at BMO Financial Group.
3/18/20225 minutes, 13 seconds
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On this panel: Joey Price (Jumpstart HR), Chris Russell (RecTech Media), Jessica Miller-Merrell (Workology), Steve Browne  (Chief People Officer @ Larosa's) TOPICS: IBM age discrimination story - LINK Jobfished agency story (fake hiring) - LINK 4-day workweek to the restaurant industry? - LINK Dont use cute language in your rejection email - LINK Bank of America’s CEO gets real about the labor shortage - LINK Take two weeks off before you start that new job - LINK Recruiting on TV working for some - LINK
3/13/202257 minutes, 24 seconds
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Instant Money and Findem Finds Funding

Modern Hire, the hiring platform for video interviewing and pre-hire assessments, today announced the release of Automated Interview Creator (AIC). ….AIC provides hiring and recruiting teams with the recommendations for optimal interview questions based on job requirements to identify best-fit candidates quickly and confidently. Creatively, a jobs platform that allows creatives to showcase their portfolios digitally and offers collaboration tools, has raised $8 million in new funding, the company announced on Wednesday. Instant Teams, the remote talent marketplace platform that builds and manages remote teams from 26,000+ database of military-connected, remote-certified workers, has today announced it raised a Series A funding round led by Tiger Global.  Findem, a people intelligence company applying AI to fuel the next phase of talent acquisition, has secured $30 million in Series B financing. Four Rivers and Quarry Capital Management led the round, with participation from existing investor Wing Venture Capital. The round brings Findem’s total funding to date to $37.3 million.  Learn more at
3/11/20225 minutes, 1 second
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Qualifi Wants to Automate Your Phone Screens

Darrian Mikkell is the CEO and co-founder of Qualifi…. an on-demand screening platform that recently launched. According to Darrian…“Phone interviews are one of the biggest bottlenecks in the recruiting process. Back and forth scheduling and lengthy phone screens with hundreds of candidates quickly add up and can be costly — especially amidst a talent shortage where every minute and candidate interaction matters”
3/7/202224 minutes, 46 seconds
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2 Acquisitions in Rec Tech

Jobcase, a social platform for hourly workers, announced the acquisition of recruitment marketing platform Recruitology to bolster the company’s ability to proactively match workers to the jobs best suited for them. In their quest to become a digital only staffing company, has acquired another provider….they announced the acquisition of QCI Healthcare, a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based recruitment company. This achievement marks the fourth successful staffing agency acquisition by, which is strategically continuing to build its position leading the digital transformation of the industry.  ZipRecruiter®, a leading online employment marketplace, today announced financial results for the quarter and 2021 Quarterly revenue increased to $220 million, up 93% y/y Full year revenue increased to $741 million, up 77% y/y Crelate, the recruitment platform for the talent industry, today announced a strategic investment from Five Elms Capital. The continued partnership with Five Elms Capital will fuel the accelerated expansion of Crelate’s product and customer base, delivering new capabilities and opportunities to their nearly 2,000 recruiting, staffing, and consulting customers. And lastly some news from Rec Tech media We announced changes to our job marketplace HR Lancers. The talent community which launched more than 2 years ago as a freelance site for Human Resources is changing its name and expanding its mission. The new entity will now be known as “Evil HR Jobs” (
3/4/20225 minutes, 37 seconds
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Thad Price, CEO of Talroo

The CEO of Talroo stops by to talk about recruiting IS marketing and also gives us a peak into some cool new recruitment technology coming soon to their job advertising platform.
2/27/202227 minutes, 13 seconds
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WorkWhile, Social Screening and Employ Inc

Alcor, a cloud solutions company, announced the new release of their Applicant Tracking System, TalentRun. It is an automated, self-service enterprise applicant tracking system built on the ServiceNow® platform and helps organizations in achieving automated, centralized, and seamless management of their recruitment cycle. Kevala, a workforce management and engagement solution built specifically for healthcare, announced today that it raised $12.1 million in Series A funding to modernize the healthcare industry through innovative scheduling and compliance software. Kevala spun out of Pioneer Square Labs in April 2020. Fama, the world’s largest social media screening company and a leader in applying AI to background screening services, announced its Series B investment this week. The company allows HR departments to leverage insights from the public web and bring them into their talent screening process. More than 1,500 businesses in 32 countries turn to Fama to help protect their brand and ensure a safe and welcoming workplace culture. Epoch, an employee experience platform, announced the close of $3.6 million in seed funding. Rally Ventures led the seed round, with participation from Precursor Ventures, and a number of angel investors with deep operational and industry expertise. Emi, the conversational AI recruiting platform for frontline workers, has secured $11 million in Series A funding, led by Merus Capital and Khosla Ventures. David Rangel, General Partner at Merus Capital and former COO of Iterable, has joined as a Board member. WorkWhile announced it has raised a $13M Series A finding round , led by Reach Capital The company currently has a presence in 13 major markets across the US, and plans to use the funds to drive growth and hiring, doubling market footprint in 2022. Finally Jobvite, the end-to-end talent acquisition solution provider, today announced the launch of a newly-formed parent company, Employ Inc. The new corporate identity reflects the significant business transformation the Company has undergone since joining forces with JazzHR and NXTThing RPO to create the market leader in talent acquisition solutions.
2/25/20228 minutes, 16 seconds
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Training Recruiters & Hiring Managers

Recruiters and hiring managers are like snowflakes. No, we don’t mean sensitive or egotistical and thinking they need a trophy just for participating. Snowflakes in the fact that no two are exactly alike.  No two recruiters have the same process and no two hiring managers build their teams with the same aspirations – but there are some base level requirements they should all at least TRY to abide by. Jo Weech is our next roundtable guest and we’re going full throttle on coaching, expectations, how candidates prep for interviews, and more!
2/21/202245 minutes, 56 seconds
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Alongside, Mindscope, Qualifi, and Check

Staffing software company Mindscope has been acquired by the Univerus group of businesses. After several months as a Mindscope customer, Univerus identified copious synergies between the two organizations, making it clear that a valuable relationship could be established through acquisition.  Alongside, an HR tech startup that helps create a more human connection between employers and job seekers, raised $8 Million CAD in growth financing. Part of the funding was used to strategically acquire one of Canada’s leading job boards, CareerBeacon. Now, the Alongside team is using the funding to modernize, differentiate, and innovate its product to guide and support job seekers through every step of their career journey. This includes finding their first job, levelling up their career, and creating a career path they are excited about.  Qualifi, an on-demand screening platform allowing recruiting teams to phone interview hundreds of candidates in minutes, today announced that it raised $2.5 million in Series Seed financing. Rally Ventures led the round with participation from repeat investors Techstars, Sixty8 Capital, Elevate Ventures, Debut Capital, and Flywheel Fund, as well as newcomers Northwestern Mutual Black Founder Accelerator powered by gener8tor, Converge, Service Provider Capital, and multiple strategic angels. A new company called Check, a payroll infrastructure company that lets platforms embed payroll into their products, today announced it has raised a $75 million Series C led by Stripe, with participation from existing investors Bedrock, Thrive and Index. The company will use the funding to continue to make Check the easiest and most robust platform to build, launch, and scale new payroll businesses.
2/18/20225 minutes, 38 seconds
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So how's your job apply process?

Karl Wierzbicki the VP of Marketing for InFlight will stop by to discuss his company's recent findings around the state of the job apply flow, a critical component at the heart of the candidate experience. If you are a talent acquisition professional who needs more applies and wants to learn more about optimizing your job applications this is must see web TV!
2/14/202241 minutes, 37 seconds
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Checkr, Enboarder & Woven

Leading off the show today is Enboarder, the People Activation Platform enabling companies to transform their people programs into simple, science-based, human-centric journeys, today announced it has raised $32 million in Series B funding, bringing its total investment to $50 million. Checkr, a leading technology company powering the future of work, announced today it has acquired ModoHR Technologies Inc., a Canadian-based background check company. Woven, a tech interview platform for hiring engineers at software companies, announced that it’s launching “Woven Match” amidst a new round of 8 million in funding. The new service pairs hiring managers with experienced developers based on their Woven assessment results, which gives technical talent a leg up on their job search.
2/11/20223 minutes, 39 seconds
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Alison Kaizer, Head of Talent at Lunchbox

Alison Kaizer leads Talent at Lunchbox, one of the fastest growing foodtech start-ups in the industry. Lunchbox provides next-gen digital ordering software that helps restaurants drive better guest engagement and stronger sales.
2/7/202226 minutes, 31 seconds
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EZ Rebrand & Multiple HR Tech Acquisitions

Sourcing platform Hiretual is now HireEZ and they just received a new influx of $26 million in new funding. The company which is based inMountain view California held a relaunch party this week which I attended.  The funding was led by Conductive Ventures, and the new rebrand reflects their new mission: to make outbound recruiting easy. SmartRecruiters, the Hiring Success company, today announced the acquisition of Attrax, an industry-leading provider of career site software that lets companies build engaging, personalized career sites. The acquisition will result in an integrated offering, SmartRecruiters Attrax, designed to help customers build data-powered, curated career sites that enhance the candidate experience and improve hiring outcomes. SmartRecruiters Attrax is available immediately for SmartRecruiters customers. LumApps, a leading Employee Experience Platform, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire HeyAxel, a powerful no-code HR automation and employee onboarding solution. The acquisition builds upon LumApps’ continued growth and promises to accelerate the delivery of LumApps’ unique vision: an entirely personalized experience for each employee.  Phenom today announced its acquisition of Tandemploy, a Berlin-based HR tech company focused on solving key problems associated with employee experiences. This addition enhances the capabilities of Phenom’s AI-powered Talent Experience Management (TXM) platform and grows the company’s presence in Europe. Bullhorn®, the cloud computing company that helps staffing and recruiting organizations transform their businesses, today announced the launch of Bullhorn Ventures, a dedicated corporate venture capital resource that will invest in and partner with high-potential, early-stage companies focused on helping staffing and recruiting firms improve operational efficiency and boost top-line growth. Bullhorn Ventures will launch initially with $20 million allocated for investments.
2/4/20225 minutes, 55 seconds
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Laskie's Candidate Matchmaking Platform

Laskie is a new matching platform that leverages human sourcers and tech to match talent in remote engineering, product, design, marketing, and sales roles.
2/1/202234 minutes, 19 seconds
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Bearclaws and Birds

Crosschq, the reference chack platform has announced the launch of Crosschq Recruit, a sourcing tool built specifically to help companies source qualified talent directly from the professional networks of job applicants. Otta a platform for matching jobs at tech companies with candidates by aggregating a lot of information about the company (founder bios, employee reviews, salaries, industry) with the roles offered.  Angel investors backing Otta include industry vets such as Indeed’s Paul Forster, Alex Bouaziz of Deel, Ben Herman of, Abakar Saidov of Beamery. Radancy, the global talent technology leader, is pleased to announce its plans to acquire Firstbird, a global leader in SaaS based employee referral programs. Based in Vienna, Austria, Firstbird offers a comprehensive software solution to digitize and streamline the employee referral process. The acquisition of Firstbird is expected to close in the first quarter of 2022, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including certain regulatory approvals. We haven’t seen many new ATS vendors lately but 2022 brings us, Bear Claw. It’s not your father ATS name. The Bear Claw platform caters to small and large businesses and provides a streamlined approach to talent acquisition, automating time-consuming sourcing, data entry, and task management done by recruiters.
1/28/20225 minutes, 36 seconds
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Enboarder's Chief People Officer

In her new role at Enboarder, Laura Lee Gentry is responsible for leading their talent and culture functions, focusing on building and investing in employee experience, including learning & development, hiring and retention strategies, that will further accelerate the company’s rapid growth. She brings more than 20 years of operational and organizational experience and a history of building successful talent and culture programs to Enboarder. She previously served as chief people officer at Applied Systems and senior vice president of employee experience for Ultimate Software. Laura, welcome to the podcast. Tell us first about Enboarder what does your software do? I see you guys use SmartRecruiters as your ATS, how do you like them…what other recruiting tech/HR software do you have in place? What do you make of the current hiring climate...Quit rates are up, companies cant hire fast enough...we seem to be in a fundamental shift for how and why people work... What initiatives are you going to focus on in your new role at Enboarder? What do organizations often get wrong when attempting to engage and connect with their employees? How can they improve this process? What has your previous experience building talent and culture programs taught you, and what learnings do you want to bring to Enboarder?   As we’ve moved to more hybrid and remote work since the start of the pandemic, how has companies’ focus on building employee culture changed? As many industries are still feeling the effects of the Great Resignation, how can companies balance the focus of attracting top talent, while also making sure current employees have all the tools they need to succeed? How did you get your job….Are you hiring for your team?
1/24/202220 minutes, 27 seconds
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New Investment Fund for HR tech startups

HR technology veteran entrepreneurs Greg Moran and Ira Grossman announced the launch of Evergreen Mountain Founder’s Fund 1. The $20m fund will be focused on early stage investments made in companies addressing changes in the way we work globally Lattice, the leading people management platform for businesses with people-first cultures, today announced a new valuation of $3 billion after closing a $175 million round of funding from Thrive Capital, Elad Gil, Tiger Global, and Dragoneer. Handshake, the largest early career network, today announced a Series F round of $200 million at a valuation of $3.5 billion—more than double its valuation in 2021. The round, led by Coatue Management and Valiant Peregrine Fund with participation from Base10’s Advancement Initiative, among other investors, reflects unprecedented demand amidst a generational shift in the way people start, jump start, or restart their careers. Kula, the world’s first recruitment automation platform built to enable hyper-growth companies to build massive talent pipelines on autopilot, today announced $2.7 million funding from Venture Highway, Together Fund, and Global Founders Capital.  HR Technology Conference & Exposition® today announced the return of its popular virtual event from March 1-4, 2022. Presented by HR Tech, free virtual event will feature keynotes from workplace thought leaders, including Josh Bersin, George LaRocque, Stacia Sherman Garr, Mark Stelzner and others. To register, visit
1/21/20225 minutes, 33 seconds
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Jobsync Recruitment Marketing Roundtable: Heidi Pancake

Recorded from Jobsync's recent zoom roundtable, this audio features an industry wide discussion about candidate and worker engagement.
1/17/202255 minutes, 20 seconds
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Canvas, Seekout, Vangst and More

Diversity Job Marketplace which rebranded itself last year from Jumpstart, was recently ordered to stop using the domain by a judge. Canvas is currently leasing the domain. This is according to a story by BleepingComputer. In the article, “Learning management platform Instructure claims the domain name and its logo contain elements that conflict with Instructure’s Canvas product and line of business.“ Canvas says they are appealing the ruling. SeekOut, the AI-powered Talent 360 platform, has just raised a $115 million Series C investment round led by Tiger Global Management. The round values the company at more than $1.2 billion in just four years, reflecting a 2.6x increase in valuation since its Series B in March 2021. The news comes on the heels of the business increasing ARR by more than 3x in the past year. HealthGigJobs Services, Inc., announces the launch of HealthGigJobs Marketplace which matches verified healthcare businesses with verified and licensed healthcare professionals for on-demand gigs. HealthGigJobs has launched the first order-driven exchange where businesses can simultaneously negotiate prices and terms with multiple matched healthcare professionals, while healthcare professionals can at the same time bid and negotiate on multiple engagements. Professionals are engaged as independent contractors working for themselves, and have the ability to utilize the platform to scale their own businesses. Vangst, the cannabis industry’s leading hiring platform, announced the completion of its $19 million Series B financing.  Vangst’s latest round of financing highlights the company’s growth over the last three years alongside the maturing cannabis industry. In the past 12 months, the sector reported a 25% increase in full-time employees and currently employs over 400,000 individuals. Bullhorn® has acquired Able, a longstanding Bullhorn Marketplace partner and the provider of market-leading candidate engagement and onboarding solutions. This acquisition is the latest major investment by Bullhorn in helping staffing agencies around the world to transform their businesses in an era of continued digitization. The combination of Able’s candidate engagement and onboarding solutions with Bullhorn enables agencies to efficiently meet complex onboarding requirements, reduce candidate drop-out, and get candidates on assignment faster, all while delivering an incredible candidate onboarding experience.
1/14/20226 minutes, 40 seconds
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Tech Recruiting with Andela is a global marketplace of technical talent. CEO Jeremy Johnson stops by to tell us the origins of this recruitment platform that recently got $200 million in funding.
1/10/202219 minutes, 27 seconds
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Payfit, Snagajob, Talent Inc and Justworks

PayFit, a leading payroll and HR management solution for SMEs, today announced that it has raised €254M in a Series E funding round, a record-breaking amount for a French human resources (HR) startup. General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, led the round, with participation from existing investors Eurazeo, Bpifrance and Accel Ventures.  Since its founding in 2015, PayFit has gained over 6,000 clients, and has raised €179M to date Runway Growth Capital, a provider of growth loans to both venture and non-venture backed companies seeking an alternative to raising equity, today announced the close of a senior secured term loan commitment of $65 million to, the marketplace for hourly jobs and shifts. The Snagajob deal marks another investment for the expanding Runway venture debt portfolio, which seeks to capitalize on a growing market opportunity in which larger, more established businesses are seeking debt financing in order to avoid dilution and additional equity rounds. The loan enables Snagajob to continue investing in its next-generation technology and drive growth on the tailwinds of an evolving hourly jobs market. Talent Inc., the leading digital resource and trusted advisor to job seekers worldwide, today announced its acquisition of Interview School, an innovative mock-interview software company that provides job seekers with up-to-date interview questions and AI-assisted feedback. As part of its global expansion strategy, this is Talent’s third transaction in the past eight months, since acquiring FlashRecruit in May 2021, and Imkey Holding B.V. (“Imkey”) and its global property, a global subscription-based platform for online resume-building with 13 million customers, in June 2021. Launched in 2018, Interview School offers a suite of tools ranging from mock interviews with AI feedback, live interview coaching, and job tracking, including AI Coach, Live Coach, Performance Analysis, and Job Tracker. Justworks expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to buy an additional 1,050,000 shares of its Class A common stock at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. The initial public offering price is currently expected to be between $29.00 and $32.00 per share. Justworks intends to list its Class A common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “JW.”
1/7/20225 minutes, 3 seconds
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Dissecting the Facebook Jobs Shutdown

Facebook is shuttering its public jobs marketplace. Alex Murphy, CEO of Jobsync stops by to talk about what happened.
1/6/202232 minutes, 51 seconds
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TriNet and Paradox in the News

TriNet, a leading provider of human resources solutions for small and medium-size businesses(SMBs), today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Zenefits.  Details of the stock and cash transaction were not disclosed. Zenefits is a leading cloud HR platform which provides innovative and intuitive HR, benefits, payroll and employee engagement software purpose-built for small and medium-size businesses.  Through the acquisition of Zenefits, TriNet diversifies its product offering to include an Administrative Services Organization (ASO), enabling TriNet to dynamically service SMBs throughout their lifecycle.  Upon deal close, Zenefits will become a wholly owned subsidiary of TriNet and Francisco Partners will become a TriNet stockholder. TriNet is also expected to become a preferred supplier of PEO and HRIS services to Francisco Partners portfolio companies across the country after closing. The acquisition is expected to close in the coming months, subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of regulatory approvals. Company Now Valued at $1.5 Billion Paradox, the conversational recruiting platform built to give every recruiter, hiring manager, and talent professional an assistant to get work done, today announced a $200M Series C investment. The round was led by Stripes, Sapphire, and Thoma Bravo, and included participation from Workday Ventures, Indeed, Willoughby Capital, Twilio Ventures, Blue Cloud Ventures, Geodesic, Principia Growth, DLA Piper Venture Fund and current investor Brighton Park Capital.  Paradox’s vision is embodied by Olivia — the conversational AI assistant helping companies like Unilever, Nestle, McDonald’s, CVS Health, and General Motors automate tasks like candidate screening, interview scheduling, onboarding, and more through smart, simple, mobile-first experiences. In just five years, Olivia has helped 500+ global clients save millions of hours of manual work — freeing their teams up to spend time with people, not software.
12/30/20214 minutes, 31 seconds
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HR Pod Squad Recaps 2021

The crew wraps up the year in recruiting and HR tech. TOPICS What we'll remember about this year? Have we hit peak HR tech funding? What will hiring be like in 2022?
12/14/202152 minutes, 20 seconds
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GoodJob and Making Sense

Clovers a human resources technology firm leveraging interview intelligence to improve interviewing and hiring practices, today announced Zoom Video Communications, Inc. has invested in the firm via its $100 million Zoom Apps Fund. HR technology company HiBob rolls out its Payroll Hub, a centralized dashboard on the Bob platform that automatically updates companies’ payroll data in real-time. Effectively managing payroll is one of the biggest pain points for HR teams and has become increasingly complex as workforces have become geographically dispersed and increasingly dynamic with a mix of both full-time and contract workers. The tool addresses this challenge directly with a user-friendly design and capabilities that allow companies to serve all workers – whether they are full-time, freelance, or in another country. GoodJob Software LLC announced that it has been named Company of the Year by HR Tech Outlook. The magazine publishes an annual list of the top ten human resources tech startups, and GoodJob came in at number one. SkillCat, a free training & jobs platform for skilled trade workers, today announced a $3.3 million seed round led by Omar Hamoui at Mucker Capital.  The investment brings SkillCat closer to its vision of placing one million blue collar workers into high-paying skilled trade jobs.  The investment brings SkillCat closer to solving two of the world’s biggest problems: 1) blue collar workers can’t find good jobs and 2) there is a massive skilled trade worker shortage. Sense, a market leader in AI-driven talent engagement and communication platform solutions for recruiting, today announced $50 million in Series D funding led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2.  “Sense’s founding mission to equip companies to engage with best-fit talent both quickly and effectively is more important than ever. Our work with hundreds of companies in the past year alone has enabled them to build great teams and compete for talent amid the pandemic,” said Anil Dharni, CEO of Sense.
12/10/20215 minutes, 7 seconds
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MetaView, JobandTalent and More

Jobandtalent – a workforce marketplace that matches workers with temporary roles – announced it secured $500 million in equity investment from Kinnevik and SoftBank Vision Fund 2, closing out its Series E round. Metaview the interview intelligence tool based in Londo has raised 6 million in new funding. This investment will “help us accelerate in our mission to power People decisions with truth by enabling us to rapidly grow our phenomenal team. We're hiring builders on all fronts: engineering, design, sales, marketing, customer success, and operations.” Upwork (NASDAQ: UPWK), the world’s work marketplace that connects businesses with independent talent, today announced the launch of its “The Perfect Fit” brand campaign. The campaign showcases how businesses can gain a competitive advantage and solve talent gaps exacerbated by the Great Resignation by tapping into Upwork’s network of high-skilled freelancers from around the world. Glassdoor has announced three new executive appointments: Andy Chen as chief product officer, Rodrigo Oliveira as chief technology officer and Owen Humphries as chief financial officer. All appointments are effective immediately. iHire announces the launch of its Job Ad Builder, an intuitive, step-by-step tool that allows users to create modern job postings in less than five minutes – helping them attract top talent faster. Now available to registered employers, iHire’s Job Ad Builder is ideal for small and mid-sized businesses and busy recruiters with minimal time and resources for writing a compelling job posting.
12/3/20215 minutes, 53 seconds
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Workday, VideoMyJob and RNL

VideoMyJob CEO David Macciocca said on Linkedin this week that the Australian based video startup has raised $2 million in new funding. “With the new round of funding, we’ll accelerate our innovations that continue to make VideoMyJob the best video solution for Talent Acquisition, Employer Brand and Recruitment Marketing teams worldwide.”  Workday, Inc. a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire VNDLY, an industry leader in cloud-based external workforce and vendor management technology.  With VNDLY, Workday will provide organizations with a unified workforce optimization solution that will help organizations manage all types of workers—salaried, hourly, contingent, and outsourced—and support a holistic talent strategy, including insight into costs, workforce planning needs, and compliance. Jobvite has announced the speaker lineup for its free 2021 Recruiter Nation Live (RNL) event taking place on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Now in its 13th year, the event gives recruiters, talent acquisition (TA) leaders, and practitioners a half day of virtual education including best practices on candidate experience, recruitment automation, TA metrics, and other important strategies for successful recruiting in the new year.  Register at
11/23/20213 minutes, 34 seconds
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Leslie McIntyre-Tavella from Culpeo HR

Leslie McIntyre is one of my oldest friends int he HR industry, She has a new book about and a new HR consulting firm. Buy her book: Framing Success: 20 Essential Lessons for Achieving Entrepreneurial Greatness...  
11/22/202122 minutes, 9 seconds
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QuickHire, Crosschq, HiringSolved

Linkedin now lets users choose which type of job preferences they want to be found for. These include on-site, remote and hybrid. It’s a sign that job types have permanently changed. User can now edit these settings in their profile. After acquiring Harver back in May, digital hiring solutions provider Outmatch rebrands to Harver and continues to develop the world’s leading volume hiring solution for hourly and professional roles. The unified Harver platform will combine the capabilities of both Outmatch and Harver, creating one powerful solution purpose-built to solve the complex volume hiring challenges organizations are facing today. “Outmatch’s extensive science and product capabilities, combined with Harver’s dedicated volume hiring solutions, have already proven to be a truly winning combination” said Jim Trimarco, Chief Revenue Officer of Harver. “We’ll move forward under the Harver brand, and together we can now provide a full-service solution that helps organizations not only overcome the challenges they face today, but also thrive in the years to come.” HiringSolved, the leader in AI-powered recruiting and talent acquisition solutions, today shared details of its newest product release designed specifically for staffing firms. Recognizing the need to make placements faster and keep talent engaged, HiringSolved expanded its solution’s search and match capabilities while adding features that help staffing teams grow their business.  QuickHire, a career discovery platform working with service workers to find job and advancement opportunities, announces an oversubscribed $1.41 million financing round, led by MATH Venture Partners. Currently, QuickHire targets workers and businesses in the metro areas of Wichita and Kansas City. The company plans to expand across the Midwest and add skilled-labor verticals in 2022.  Crosschq, maker of the Talent Intelligence Cloud™ powering data-driven hiring and people analytics, announced a strategic investment from Okta Ventures and leading HR talent executives as part of its Series A extension. The investment comes on the heels of the company’s $30Mfinancing led by Tiger Global in September.
11/19/20215 minutes, 33 seconds
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State of the Job apply

New research from InFlight Corp suggest employers still have too long of an apply process. Designing and executing a quantitative study of your company’s apply flow is a complicated undertaking. Many organizations have pieced together in-house and external systems to achieve their intended goals without considering the overall quality of the candidate experience. With so much competition for workers, organizations cannot afford to have systems that provide a candidate experience that undermines their talent attraction goals.” InFlight’s research report is complimentary. To download the report, please visit:
11/15/20216 minutes, 35 seconds
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Seasoned, Bullhorn and DHI Group

Seasoned announced that it has raised $18.7 million in Series A financing to help expand its hiring platform and restaurant worker network to new markets. The financing comes on the back of a $12 million seed round raised in June 2021, bringing its total raised to more than $30 million this year. In July 2020, Seasoned relaunched with a next-generation, mobile, app-based recruitment and hiring tool for restaurants that complements its employee networking platform. On the back of releasing this next generation hiring product in Dallas, Seasoned has partnered with more than 300 national and local restaurant brands that own and operate more than 100,000 locations across the country, and has added Houston, Austin, Orlando, and Miami to its platform. The proceeds from the financing will be used to support Seasoned’s expansion into new markets and continued enhancements to its products. Learn more at Bullhorn®, the cloud computing company that helps staffing and recruiting organizations transform their businesses, today announced that it has acquired cube19, a longstanding Bullhorn Marketplace partner and the provider of analytics and reporting solutions for the Bullhorn platform.  cube19’s suite of solutions are designed to provide dynamic, activity-level metrics to manage at any level of the organization: recruiter, team, office or region. cube19’s interface makes reporting easy to generate for non-technical users, which results in better performance on the front lines while also providing macro-level insight that helps leaders make better business decisions. Ultimately, by enabling staffing companies to grow their revenue quickly while growing their costs more slowly, cube19 facilitates highly scalable growth. DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021. The stock is up about 10% on the news. During the second quarter 2021, the Company completed the spinoff of its eFinancialCareers (“eFC”) business to the eFC management team. The results of the eFC business are reported as discontinued operations for all periods presented in this release.  Third Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights Total revenue was $30.8 million, up 7% sequentially and 13% year over year.  Total bookings1 were $30.8 million, up 40% year over year.  Loss from continuing operations was $2.4 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to a loss of $27.0 million, or $0.56 per diluted share in the year ago quarter.  Cash flow from operations was $6.3 million, compared to $4.4 million in the year-ago quarter.
11/12/20215 minutes, 24 seconds
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Pillar CEO Mark Simpson

There’s a new HR tech player in town and its name is….Pillar is all about the interview process and interviewer coaching which they say is key to providing better candidate experiences & increasing acceptance rates. Joining me on this episode is their CEO and Founder Mark Simpson. Pillar is offering a limited number of free trials to Rec Tech listeners. If your organization is interested, schedule a demo at
11/8/202120 minutes, 6 seconds
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Fiverr, Fountain and Funding

Lever, a leading Talent Acquisition Suite, has completed a $50 millionSeries D funding round with the Apax Digital Fund. The funding comes as the market for talent acquisition is continuing to heat up, and companies face the most competitive market for hiring and retaining talent to date.  The investment in Lever will accelerate solution development in talent analytics, top-of-funnel talent discovery, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as well as support growth in new markets, and continued product innovation. Fountain, the world’s leading all-in-one applicant tracking system for high volume hiring, today announced $85 million in Series C financing, led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2* with participation from B Capital Group and Mirae Asset Venture Investment, and existing investors DCM, Origin Ventures, Commerce Ventures, SemperVirens Venture Capital and Uncork Capital.  This new round follows strong company momentum in 2021 as revenue grew 220% year-over-year. Fountain now has more than 250 customers including Chipotle Mexican Grill, John Lewis & Partners and Just Eat Takeaway. With the Series C, Fountain has now raised $119 million to date. Fountain will use the new funding to continue to invest in innovation of its hiring platform, as well as to grow its sales and engineering teams and its operations and presence in EMEA and APAC regions.  Contra, a professional community that empowers anyone to work independently, today announced the launch of commission-free payments and $30M in Series B funding to help Contra on its journey to revolutionizing the way independents work.The funds will be used for internal hiring and further product innovation as Contra scales to meet the needs of the millions of independent workers that value the freedom, autonomy and financial benefits of the freelance lifestyle. Contra has combined every aspect of the independent journey into one platform and gives independents all the tools they need to build their professional identities and work the way they want. Fiverr announced the acquisition of Stoke Talent, an intuitive all-in-one solution to help companies manage their work with freelance talent, for $95 million.  This includes tools to onboard, pay, track budgets and more. With Stoke’s product suite, Fiverr is looking to add more value to larger businesses and integrate with existing corporate workflows.  When I Work, a leading SaaS employee scheduling, time-tracking and team messaging platform, today announced it has secured a $200 million growth investment. Founded in Minneapolis and now operating as a remote-first company, When I Work is a leading provider of shift-based workforce management software that delivers a powerful, employee-first experience to streamline scheduling, enhance internal communication and more efficiently track time. Since its founding in 2010, more than 10 million hourly employees have used the frictionless platform to easily view and swap shifts, clock in, view hours worked, request time off and seamlessly communicate with their managers and co-workers.
11/5/20217 minutes, 8 seconds
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HR Tech Pitchfest Finals

Onwards HR an employee termination platform for HR won this years pitchiest. Here is the audio from the final round of 6 startups.
11/1/202153 minutes, 19 seconds
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News from Stride, Hackerank, Upwork, Goodtime, Ladder

TWIRT this week in rec tech Stride Health, the leader in portable benefits for independent workers, announced that it has raised a $47 million Series C, bringing its total funding to $96M. The round was led by King River Capital with participation from Mastercard and Allstate along with existing investors Venrock, NEA, Fidelity’s F-Prime Capital, and Moderne Ventures. Upwork has announced Virtual Talent Bench, a series of features that makes relationship building central to the customer experience on Upwork by empowering clients to discover, organize, revisit and hire the independent talent they trust, collaborated with to drive successful outcomes or want to work with in the future.  Virtual Talent Bench features enable clients to establish a network of top independent professionals they can work with time and time again on their most critical projects or to complement skill sets on their full-time teams. GoodTime, the leading AI-based hiring experience solution, with clients such as Box, Shopify, and Zoom, has added enhanced interviewer training functionality to its features set to remove bottlenecks, reduce time-to-hire, and ensure a great candidate experience, no matter who conducts the interview. HackerRank, the developer skills company, today announced a record-breaking quarter fueled by increasing demand to recruit and hire tech talent virtually. The company reported its highest-ever level of new and expansion bookings — seeing a 100% increase in expansion revenue alone over the past year — as companies accelerate their remote hiring efforts due to broader shifts in the labor market.  Ladder, the next-gen professional community platform, announced the launch of its new mobile app and raise of $3.7 million in funding from Forerunner Ventures,  On Ladder, members can join professional communities, consume high-quality career content, engage in fun discussions, land their dream job, and form meaningful relationships with peers and mentors. The platform aims to become the go-to professional social network for Gen Z. Ladder was founded in 2020, during the height of COVID-19, when millions of college students across the country were sent home with no job lined up, no idea what remote work meant, and no sense of community.
10/29/20216 minutes, 50 seconds
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HR Tech Adoption

Special episode today ...we have 2 guests for you Gina Alioto is the VP of Brand and Experience with Symphony Talent and Sherri Ratliff is a director of TA at T-mobile...both are here to walk us through their recent presentation from the HR technology conference…around the topic of HR technology adoption.
10/24/202122 minutes, 51 seconds
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Deel Says Lets Make a Deal

interviewIA — an interview platform that empowers interviewers to quickly build and deliver more effective interviews and more efficient hiring decisions — has launched its new free and paid team subscription model to put better interviewing in everyone’s hands.  Hunt Club, a tech-enabled talent and recruitment company placing leadership roles across the fastest growing companies in the tech sector, has raised a $10M Series A from Teamworthy Ventures to further the development of their Talent Expert Network, candidate referral technology, and their growing high-performance recruiting team. In a few short years, Hunt Club’s Talent Expert Network has grown to over 12,000 experts, connecting 6 Million quality candidates through people and technology. With Hunt Club, a search for talent is focused on quality – not quantity. Deel, the remote hiring company shattering job barriers worldwide, announced today that it has raised $425 million in Series D funding, taking the total amount raised by the company to over $630 million. The latest funding round values the company at $5.5 billion. Deel has become the highest valued company in the global hiring, payments, and compliance space with this investment., the technical interview practice platform that is reinventing how software engineers get hired, today announced it has raised a $10 million series A led by M13. On the platform, software engineers can book mock interviews with the roster of hiring managers from companies such as (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google’s says their approach saves companies 220 hours of valuable recruiter and hiring manager time per hire and gets them what they need: a steady stream of strong, senior engineers who are looking for a new role. Forty percent of the hires made through the platform come from non-traditional backgrounds (lesser-known schools or past employers, no degree, etc.).  Wonolo, the leading online platform disrupting the temporary staffing industry, today announced the raise of a $138 million growth round, led by Leeds Illuminate with strong participation from 137 Ventures and G2 Venture Partners. Franklin Templeton also came in on the round. This latest round brings Wonolo’s total venture funding to over $200 million.  The funds will be used to accelerate the company’s continued growth and mobile-first tech innovations. The company will also continue to expand in markets across the United States – and deepen its market share in top markets including: Newark, Dallas, Atlanta, New York City, Chicago, Phoenix, Nashville, Tampa, San Antonio, Miami, Columbus, Austin, Houston, Raleigh, Indianapolis, Denver, Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Philadelphia.
10/22/20217 minutes, 25 seconds
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HR Tech Interviews: Clovers, TalentCare, Talenya

In this audio you'll hear from Doug Leonard of, Eric Smith from TalentCare and Gal Amog from Talenya.
10/17/202129 minutes, 16 seconds
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HiBob says hello to millions

Pillar, an interview intelligence platform, is announcing its launch today. The platform leverages AI and in-interview coaching to provide companies with a more reliable way to assess a candidate’s fit for a role during the interview process With the launch, Pillar adopts and expands upon the initial vision and product built by Luma, an AI-based interview tool that launched out of High Alpha earlier this year.  Hirect, an AI-driven mobile hiring app that recently launched a $1 millionStartup Program to help fellow startups earn exposure and fill high priority positions with motivated, qualified candidates – for free. Chosen startups receive free marketing on various social channels with the goal of reaching a million impressions across platforms. Selected CEOs and founders are invited to participate in virtual hiring events hosted by Hirect and its partners. The Program is open to startups nationwide, with 10 participating in the campaign to date and more in the pipeline.  Hibob – the company behind ‘bob’, the HR platform that is changing the work experience for fast-growing, mid-sized businesses and their employees – today announced $150 million in Series C funding. SparkPlug is an employee rewards and campaign management platform built specifically to increase revenues, retention rates, and marketing ROI for brick-and-mortar restaurants, retailers and the consumer goods companies they work with has announced they have received 2.5 million in new funding.... Companies that use SparkPlug can incentivize frontline workers and in-store sales staff to influence purchasing outcomes by launching sales-based commission and reward campaigns. Eightfold’s Talent Intelligence Platform now features: A consumer-grade user experience which increases internal development, paired with intelligent onboarding. The result is a highly personalized experience that benefits the organization and employee alike.  Real-time deep analytics on skills that allows the organization to view detailed insights on the skill strengths and gaps across all employees and hiring prospects.  Customizable dashboards that facilitate a deeper and more relevant understanding of the organization.  An easily navigated Career Hub that matches employees to internal roles, projects, mentors, and learning courses aligned with their desired career path.  Automated and tailored career pathing, which predicts future role fits based on inferred and adjacent skills, and surfaces best-fit growth opportunities to employees, including lateral and non-traditional career moves.
10/15/20217 minutes, 9 seconds
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Recapping HR Tech Conference

Here's a quick recap of my trip to the HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas. You'll also hear a chunk of what Josh Bersin had to say on the state of HR tech.
10/9/20211 hour, 28 seconds
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BrightHire, The Mom Project Get Big Funding

Smart interview platform BrightHire has secured a $20.5M Series B to further accelerate the growth of their more equitable, faster approach to hiring. The Series B funding is led by 01A with participation from Index Ventures and Zoom  Apps Fund and follows a recent $12.5M Series A led by Index Ventures a few months prior, in May 2021. It’s also supported by Ground Up Ventures, Haystack, and J Ventures. HireQuest, a national franchisor of on-demand, temporary, and commercial staffing services, today announced that it has acquired Recruit Media, Inc., an HR tech start-up with a next-gen SaaS recruitment platform.  HireQuest will integrate the Recruit Media platform with its existing technology suite used by its franchisees to run their day-to-day business. Recruit Media’s technology will streamline workforce communications and allow franchisees to better serve their customers. In addition, the public facing web domain,, along with its respective iOS and Android apps, gives HireQuest a fully functional online job ad and recruitment platform that could become an additional business line, or stand-alone company, in the future. Recruiting operations platform ModernLoop lands $3.3M to create better technical hiring experiences Recruiters have traditionally kept track of the hiring process manually with spreadsheets, but ModernLoop automates many of the repetitive tasks while also scheduling and balancing the interviewing workload so that not only are the right people involved, but also a diverse mix of interviewers. ModernLoop was part of the Y Combinator Winter 2021 cohort Culture Amp, the world’s leading employee experience platform, announced today that it has acquired cultural values recognition company, Disco. Disco helps companies recognize and celebrate values-driven work, foster team appreciation and improve company culture across distributed teams.  Together the two companies will accelerate their shared vision of creating a better world of work by helping people feel more connected, valued, and engaged at a critical time for organizations. Finally the wall street journal broke the news that The Mom Project Inc., a recruitment platform focused on mothers, raised $80 million in new capital at what may be a pivotal moment for working women and the companies that want to hire them. The Mom Project has more than 500,000 job seekers on its platform, most of whom are college-educated.
10/8/20216 minutes, 2 seconds
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Employer decides to ditch the resume!

TEAM LEWIS, the global marketing agency, today announced that it is retiring the resume. The initiative is one of many aimed at opening doors to career changers and non-degree holders. It will offer job seekers the opportunity to choose a career based on what they want to be and how they want to change the world.  "In a world that is relentlessly digital, video-first and unbound from convention, we have to recognize that the unique combination of talent and aspiration we're looking for can and does come from anywhere and everywhere," says Hillary Werronen, SVP US Operations of TEAM LEWIS. "We're looking for passion, curiosity and the desire to push boundaries and rail against the status quo. Our TEAM can teach the skills to some of the best and brightest minds in the industry. Together, we'll build the future of marketing."   TEAM LEWIS, the global marketing agency, today announced that it is retiring the resume. Tweet this Seasoned and aspiring marketers alike will be able to visit and in one word describe who they want to be.
10/3/202120 minutes, 19 seconds
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You're Invited! Diversity Hiring Tech Expo

Come to the the Diversity Tech Expo on October 7th at 2pm ET. or use as the shortcut. A replay will be available.
9/27/20214 minutes, 24 seconds
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Code Smoke Signals and Nomad Health Funding

CodeSignal, a technical assessment platform dedicated to helping companies, including Facebook, Roblox, Zoom, Robinhood, and others, make data-driven hiring decisions in tech recruiting, announced $50M in Series C funding and the launch of CodeSignal’s new advanced Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that unlocks highly relevant assessment experiences.  This round, which brings CodeSignal’s total funding to $87.5M,  With Codesignal’s newly launched advanced IDE, candidates will now be able to interact with code, files, a terminal, and a preview of their application in a persistent, fully configurable environment. This means candidates will have a similar experience to coding on a local machine, and the assessment  provides a more powerful and familiar environment for them to solve tasks just as they would actually do on the job, showcasing their full range of skills.  Talenya, the provider of the world’s most advanced, AI-powered talent sourcing and diversity solutions, today announced the release of Engagement AI™: a first-of-its-kind, fully automated talent sourcing solution.  As recruiters and HR teams struggle to find talent in an increasingly competitive market, Engagement AI™ saves hours of work by automatically sourcing and contacting potential candidates, allowing more time for interviews and connection. Talenya’s data scientists spent four years developing the GDPR-compliant technology to enable talent acquisition teams to fully automate talent sourcing, with a focus on diverse talent., a fully-integrated, digital staffing and workforce management platform for hourly work, today announced the closing of a $10 million Series A funding round, led by Newport Beach, CA-based Newport Hayseed Group. This funding will be used to further optimize WurkNow’s user base and product offering, including investments in new product development, staff growth and scaling the company’s brand and market presence. WurkNow’s capital raise comes after a year of immense growth, brought on by the digital acceleration the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to many businesses. Demand for WurkNow’s fully-integrated staffing and workforce management platform has surged within its client base of staffing and recruiting firms and employers that manage large, hourly workforces. Currently there are over 125,000 active employees using the platform; a year-over-year increase of 400%. Clovers (, a human resources technology firm leveraging conversational intelligence to improve interviewing and hiring practices, today announced it has raised $15 million in seed funding.  The company was co-founded in December 2020 by HR tech pioneers Adam Miller, Founder & former CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand, and Jason Nazar, Co-Founder & CEO of Comparably, along with Doug Leonard and Cihan Ucar. Clovers is jointly headquartered in Los Angeles and Nashville. Nomad Health, the leading digital marketplace for temporary healthcare jobs, today announced the completion of $63 million in new equity and debt financing. Adams Street Partners led, and all existing investors participated, including Icon Ventures, Polaris Partners, RRE Ventures, .406 Ventures, First Round Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank.  With this financing, the business has raised over $100 million since the company’s inception in 2015. The funding will be used to support Nomad Health’s explosive growth, allowing the company to double down on efforts to hire, invest in the technology platform, and grow its national footprint.
9/24/20217 minutes, 22 seconds
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Kathleen Steffey, CEO of Naviga Recruiting

Kathleen Steffey is the CEO and Founder of Naviga Recruiting & Executive Search. For 19 years, Naviga has been helping domestic and global business leaders achieve revenue growth by recruiting top-performing sales and marketing professionals.   Her background has given her unique insight into the corporate talent acquisition world, agency recruiting and what it takes to manage and lead a team of marketers and recruiters in the digital landscape.  TOPICS Describe the state of recruiting right now from your standpoint...whats it like out there? Any cautionary tales come to mind...lost a candidate recently or... our marketing machine/lead generation approach using tons of social platforms, channels and approaches Tiktok resume thing...opinion? LinkedIn and how we tried circumvent this platform with other tools and it just isn’t’ as effective  recruiting ATS and how it’s critical to segment them by persona’s and update the information as it becomes outdated the day after it’s placed in the system.   Looks like you guys use CATS software as your has that software worked out for you/...any other rec tech in place? Any tech you are potentially looking at using? Fav sourcing story…
9/19/202122 minutes, 58 seconds
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Glassdoor goes Fishing, Humanly Raises VC announces a successful momentum raise to continue company growth and product development. Better pre-hire conversations result in better hires for companies seeking quality and diverse employees. Launched in July of 2019, has spent the last two years perfecting conversational AI to speed the hiring process, allowing humans to remain at the heart of recruiting.  Utilizing linguistic theory and maintaining a primary focus on DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging) in hiring, uses innovation to empower both hiring authorities and job applicants. Avionté, a leader in enterprise staffing and recruiting software, has acquired mobile on-demand staffing platform WorkN. This strategic move firmly positions Avionté as a leader in end-to-end and online mobile talent enablement.  With the addition of WorkN mobile solutions to its portfolio, Avionté can further empower clients to compete for talent by helping them design compelling candidate experiences. WorkN, operating as a division of Avionté, will continue to serve large enterprise staffing companies and employers, a market in which WorkN already has penetration and momentum. At the same time, WorkN will gain access to Avionté’s customer base of more than 1,000 staffing companies. Papaya Global, the industry-leading workforce management platform transforming global employment, announced today that it has raised $250 million in Series D funding, bringing the company’s valuation to $3.7 billion and Papaya’s total funding to date to $440 million. Papaya’s valuation has increased tenfold since September 2020.  Funding will be used to continue Papaya’s rapid expansion and accelerate the recruitment of rapidly growing companies (pre/post IPO) and Fortune 5000 clients.  Canvas, the world’s first Diversity Recruitment Platform™, announced today a Series C round of $50 million led by Owl Ventures, with participation from Sequoia, and numerous other investors... Coupled with the Series C is the launch of a new product, Canvas Diversity Analytics & Benchmarking ™, which will set the industry standard for increasing diversity in Corporate America.  Already adopted by prominent companies including Airbnb, Bloomberg, Lyft, Pinterest, Roblox, and more, Canvas offers a differentiated approach for understanding, benchmarking and evolving diversity in the workplace through access to the largest ever pool of self-reported candidate diversity data.   Valued at $400M, Canvas says they are  trailblazing a new industry category in recruiting that helps companies take action on their diversity goals by utilizing candidates’ self-reported data to identify talent, rather than inferred data that might be inaccurate or illegal.  Glassdoor, the worldwide leader on insights about jobs and companies, today announced that through its parent company it has completed the acquisition of Fishbowl.  Fishbowl is a fast-growing social network used by more than one million professionals1 engaging in candid conversations about anything career, industry and workplace-related. Financial terms are not being disclosed.   Launched in 2016 by co-founders Matt Sunbulli and Loren Appin, Fishbowl has more than 18 million conversations, comments and direct messages in thousands of bowls4 where professionals can discuss career, industry and workplace-related topics. Before posting or commenting on Fishbowl, people have the option to choose how to represent themselves – by job title only, by the company they work for, or with their full name, title and company. Starting today, employees and job seekers on Glassdoor will see relevant Fishbowl conversations from people working in related companies and industries. Job seekers and employees can experience more by clicking on these Fishbowl conversations and visiting Fishbowl to see full conversations and explore company feeds, industry and special interest bowls. Viewing these conversations will require a Fishbowl account.
9/17/20218 minutes, 13 seconds
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HR Pod Squad: Cheesman, Gadomski, Laurano, Russell

Listen in as four industry pundits and personalities talk shop. Joel Cheesman Andrew Gadomski Madeline Laurano Chris Russell Topic: HR tech conference, IPOS, valuations, and more HR technology banter.
9/12/202159 minutes, 32 seconds
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Checkr Hiring, New Sourcing Tool, DHI bought who?

Checkr, a leading HR technology company powering the future of work, will open its third headquarters in Orlando, creating more than 600 new jobs in the next three years. The company, which leverages AI to make background checks faster, easier, and more compliant, will invest $2.7 million in the region. “We would like to thank the leaders of the City of Orlando, Orange County, and the state of Florida for their assistance in finding our new company home in the region,” said Checkr’s Chief Operations and Human Resources Officer Linda Shaffer. “As we grow we need more employees to join our team of engineers, developers, customer service representatives, and support staff to fulfill our mission at Checkr to build a fairer future by designing technology to create opportunities for all. We look forward to hiring a diverse group of candidates in Orlando, including fair chance hires, and have already started recruiting.” “We look forward to hiring a diverse group of candidates in Orlando,” Checkr COO Linda Schaffer said.Tweet this Checkr, a privately held company that just last week announced it has raised $250 million in a Series E round valuing the company at $4.6 billion, has dual headquarters in San Francisco and Denver, and adds Orlando as the company’s third headquarters. YouCruit raises $11.5M USD to further fuel the growth of Lanefinder, it’s Vertical Labor Marketplace for the US Trucking Industry. Lanefinder provides a job search and matching platform completely tailored to the wants and needs of truck drivers who have historically had to rely on word of mouth referrals and general job sites to find work.  “With Lanefinder, a driver can find exactly what he or she is looking for in a matter of seconds instead of spending days plowing through job sites, taking 30-40 recruiter calls or chatting up other drivers at truck stops. We believe all skilled labor markets will expect and demand this type of job search efficiency in the future and Lanefinder is now leading the way in arguably the most important industry in the US.” Says Patrick Gilmore, Co-Founder and CTO. As opposed to the typical Pay Up Front advertising models job sites offer trucking companies today, Lanefinder does not charge anything for having their jobs searchable on the platform. Lanefinder instead offers a Pay Per Hire, performance based model for companies who need to recruit at greater speed. In a surprising move the owner of Dice has invested in employer branding platform, The Muse. The partnership will sell ‘corporate branding and values-based hiring solutions to give employers a competitive edge amidst tight recruitment market‘. Could this move lead to an eventual merger? Was this a life line for The Muse or simply a smart pairing of complimentary services? – Chris Russell      CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 8, 2021 — DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) the leading provider of AI-powered technology-focused career marketplaces, today announced a $3 million investment in The Muse,  a values-based career destination for the next gen workforce to search for jobs and research companies & careers.  The investment will be used to support the expansion of The Muse’s product development and sales efforts to meet the increasing market demand for its unique values based employer discovery offerings.  Terms of the planned transaction are not being disclosed at this time. In addition to the investment, the two companies will work together to develop joint sales, thought leadership and product solutions to better serve their respective stakeholders FlexJobs, a premium online job service for professionals seeking remote and flexible work, announced the acquisition of, an award-winning career website offering expert resources and guides to improving one’s job search. This strategic move will equip job seekers with valuable, insightful, and up-to-date career advice to help them navigate job searching in today’s market. “I have been a long-time fan of Job-Hunt’s dedication to high-quality content around the many varied and sometimes quite challenging aspects of job searching,” said Sara Sutton, founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “Bringing Job-Hunt under the FlexJobs umbrella is a natural extension of FlexJobs’ mission to help job seekers be successful in their job search and career, and we are excited to connect even more people to the incredible wealth of resources that offers,” Sutton concluded.  With more than 1,000 articles by job search and career experts, Job-Hunt provides information to help job seekers better understand today’s job search. Job-Hunt’s guides cover more than fifty topics by renowned career experts.  “For over 20 years, I saw a desperate need for people to understand online job search, and my goal for Job-Hunt was to help people smartly, safely, and efficiently find their new jobs,” said Susan Joyce, Job-Hunt’s chief writer, editor, and publisher since 1998. “FlexJobs was founded under a very similar premise, with a specific focus on safe job searching for flexible jobs. Both companies have made helping the job seeker their number one priority from the beginning, and I know that this acquisition will strengthen that mission and help even more job seekers be successful in their job searches,” Joyce concluded. QJumpers, an innovative sourcing and recruitment software provider, today announced its newest product, AI Talent Sourcing. The tool scours publicly available information and uses artificial intelligence to find, rank and engage highly qualified, passive job candidates that previously could not be found through traditional sourcing and advertising methods. AI Talent Sourcing is an offshoot of another product launched two years ago which was embedded into the QJumpers Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Due to client demand, QJumpers has released a new and improved version that can be used independently of the ATS. Recruiters can either paste a job description into the tool and let the AI generate its own candidate search specification, or they can create their own. AI Talent Sourcing then presents a list of candidates ranked by how well they match this search criteria. Candidate profiles are created by combining pieces of information from publicly available data, such as networking sites, social media, company websites and blogs. The results can be refined further by specifying preferences such as location, skills, education, and years’ experience. It can also be used for diversity hiring.
9/10/20217 minutes, 40 seconds
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Tim Sackett on College Recruiting

Tim Sackett says college recruiting is a mess. Her wrote:  If you want to hire an upcoming college grad for a job you have, it’s a freaking nightmare, mostly. First off, you have to find out from each college/university who they actually work with and to which platform are they sending their kids. Handshake is the big one, but not everyone works with them, and as an employer, they are kind of difficult to work with (I’ll explain later). LinkedIn is the easiest to work with. Yello and Brazen, and others like them, are more event and campus management, than a database of students. READ MORE:
9/5/202123 minutes, 6 seconds
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Jobsync's Google for Jobs Discussion

Jobsync recently held an excellent discussion that employers need to hear about upcoming changes to Google for Jobs. 
8/29/202159 minutes, 53 seconds
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Workstream, Knoetic Get Funding, the data-driven, AI-powered recruitment platform, announced today the acquisition of two established staffing firms: Fortus Healthcare Resources, which specializes in the direct and travel placement of healthcare professionals with an emphasis on nursing, and Endevis, which offers permanent recruitment services, contract staffing, and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) to clients in the automotive, commercial, and manufacturing sectors, among others.  Together, the two businesses add more than $50 million of annual revenue to The acquisitions are part of’s strategic plan to develop its revenue and reach by acquiring businesses that are already successful and profitable but have the potential to grow quickly and more intelligently through the application of’s proprietary technology. In a possible sign of things to come for many HR tech vendors, iCIMS, the talent cloud company, has announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock.  The number of shares of common stock to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. iCIMS intends to list its common stock on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbol “TLNT”. The proposed offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to this offering, when available, may be obtained from: Morgan Stanley---no word on a date yet for the stock launch. Paradox, the conversational recruiting software helping global brands like Unilever and McDonald’s simplify hiring through automation with a human touch, announced today the acquisition of Traitify — the world’s fastest, mobile-first assessment platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Unlike traditional assessment technology, Traitify was built to be fast, visual, and mobile-first — increasing assessment completion rates to more than 96%. On average, candidates can finish Traitify’s visual-based assessment in less than two minutes, generating insight on their own personality and helping employers better predict the candidate’s suitability for the role. Knoetic, a startup “built with Chief People Officers, for Chief People Officers,” emerged from stealth today, announcing an $18M Series A round of funding led by Accel. Over 100 angel investors also participated in this round... Chief People Officers use Knoetic to build their board decks, present data to their CEOs, solve challenges with peers, and improve their employee retention, compensation, and hiring.  Workstream, a hiring platform and mobile app that streamlines the sourcing and onboarding of hourly workers, today announced it has raised $48 million in Series B funding. This announcement comes on the heels of the company filling more than 18,700 jobs, which represents more than 2.5% of total private jobs added, in July 2021.  Workstream was founded in late 2017 to give the deskless workforce a better hiring experience. Its text recruiting platform automates how local businesses source, screen and onboard candidates, saving hiring managers 70% of time on hiring.
8/27/20216 minutes, 20 seconds
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Creative Sourcing Ideas

A recent Facebook thread showed some new ways to source talent.
8/22/202111 minutes, 34 seconds
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RecTech news from SAP, Workrise and More

A new resume platform called Hiration, which makes it easy for qualified candidates to create the perfect resumes and find their dream role, announced it has raised $3M in seed funding from Prime Venture Partners, Venture Highway and Y Combinator, among others, to support further hiring and growth. NY -, the Talent Intelligence Platform that uses AI and Machine Learning to redefine the future of work by helping organizations upskill, retrain and place professionals in new roles faster and more accurately than ever before, announces today the close of a $9M Series A led by international fund Square Peg, following their $4M Seed Round in September 2020, led by Hetz Ventures, with TechAviv and .406 Ventures participating. Alongside the funding, the company announces a notable first deal with the Israeli Department of Labor which will be using to help flatten the national unemployment curve. SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it has acquired intellectual property of SwoopTalent, a leader in talent data intelligence, in an asset acquisition. Embedding SwoopTalent’s data and machine learning technology across SAP SuccessFactors solutions will further SAP’s vision of human experience management (HXM), which prioritizes individualized employee experiences and dynamic opportunities that boost engagement, improve organizational agility and ultimately fuel business transformation. Founded in 2012, SwoopTalent developed an AI-powered platform that combines, analyzes and trains data from disparate HR systems and workflows. SAP plans to use SwoopTalent’s technology to strengthen its AI capabilities and provide customers with a holistic and continuously updated view of their people — from skills and capabilities to interests and learning preferences — so they can match employees to internal jobs, projects, learning courses, mentors and more. Several SwoopTalent engineering employees will also join the SAP SuccessFactors team. PRO Unlimited, a leading modern workforce management platform provider, today announced that, through an agreement with EQT Private Equity, it will acquire Workforce Logiq from funds managed by Carlyle later this year, subject to customary regulatory approvals. This transaction will combine two leading-edge companies that share a common strategic approach in solving its diversified clients’ contingent workforce management needs through the power of a holistic platform. This combination will expand PRO’s position as a preferred provider to the Global 2000, enabling organizations to achieve their strategic talent acquisition and cost reduction objectives. Through these transactions, PRO will add Workforce Logiq’s proven and strong track record of innovation and growth, including 16 patented and patent-pending solutions, dedicated data science and development teams, and an award-winning Total Talent Intelligence® technology platform to its portfolio. Additionally, Workforce Logiq’s strong presence in EMEA, specifically in the Nordics, expands PRO’s already impressive global reach. As a result, PRO will enhance the scale and breadth of operations to enable the continued global expansion of its large and mid-market client base worldwide. Workrise, the leading workforce management platform for the skilled trades, announces new initiatives in Northern Ireland that will create 153 jobs locally and support the company’s continued growth.  Workrise is establishing a technology engineering center in Belfast. The jobs will be added over the next four years with an initial focus on establishing the engineering team.
8/20/20216 minutes, 41 seconds
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Are Big Benefits the New Recruiting Tool?

Walmart and Target announce free tuition for frontline workers. The benefits wars are heating up.
8/15/20218 minutes, 46 seconds
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Polywork Aims for LinkedIn

Polywork, a new type of business social network has raised $13 million in new funding from Andreesen Hororwitz and other investors. Think of it as an alternative to LinkedIn. From the a16z blog… Polywork focuses on letting people tell their own stories and all they’re capable of, so we can meet new people, supercharge our teams, and unlock creativity. From capturing details like who you collaborated with on various projects to career highlights, to a system of community-created badges reflecting both personal and professional traits, Polywork is building a new professional network, from the ground up, that reflects how we work in 2021. As a bonus, Polywork profiles can also be hosted on any custom domain instead of Polywork as a simple way to represent your online identity.   Graphite Solutions, Inc. today announced the completion of a new $15M equity raise to scale its sales, marketing, recruitment, customer success and product development efforts.  Graphite is the leading technology platform that helps Enterprise companies find, hire and manage highly skilled remote consultants on-demand. The company has raised 20 million to date.   Tech job postings increased 16% in the second quarter of 2021, with locations, occupations, skills and employers across the country experiencing strong quarter-over-quarter growth, according to the Q2 2021 Tech Job Report from   Job posting activity remained high for the top 50 tech employers (by posting volume) in the second quarter, with 78% increasing tech job postings quarter-over-quarter. With emerging tech hubs like Las Vegas, Sacramento and Nashvillehaving seen the strongest growth, most mature tech hubs also fared well in second quarter.   Tech interviewers for hire are now just a few clicks away from companies that need to scale up hiring, reclaim time wasted by unqualified candidates, and hire for new roles and technologies within the business. “eTeki’s interviews marketplace is a natural evolution for how the world is hybrid eworking during and beyond the pandemic. We are seeing continued usage growth and the demand for an outsourced interviewing as-a-service marketplace – what’s needed to match recruitment growth of critical tech talent.  eTeki is starting a venture backed capital raise to fuel our expansion.” says eTeki CEO Hans Bukow. Businesses in need of scalable, on-demand interviewing need to look no further than eTeki’s newest talent marketplace. Formerly only available in a managed service model, eTeki’s pay-per-interview marketplace now brings a bench of expert freelancers available to lead IT interviews for hiring teams across the globe. Hiring professionals scope the interview, add a candidate, select one of eTeki’s 6,000+ expert interviewers and confirm an interview time with a credit card.
8/13/20216 minutes, 23 seconds
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Chloe Rada Talks Employer Branding

Chloe Rada brings 20+ years of talent marketing experience and is known for driving big ideas and empowering others to make a positive change for the future of Talent Acquisition.  Awarded the 2020 Recruitment Marketer of the Year by Rally™ Recruitment Marketing for making an impact on Sodexo’s recruitment marketing efforts she is   currently the Director, of Global Recruitment Marketing and Branding for Syneos  Health... Supporting the Commercial Solutions division and responsible for driving talent attraction and candidate engagement strategies to compete in the Life Sciences industry. I wanted to start by asking about your previous work at spent many years there and that company to me was one fo the first employers to embrace employer branding...i remember back in like 2008 you guys were blogging about life at the company, they were one of my clients when i was running jobs in pods...what were some of the lessons learned from your time there? -Current recruitment tech stack at Syneos Scroll stopping content? -Challenges/initiatives you face coming into the new role -Current state of EB at Syneos, what are your plans Goggle analytics?  How has the pandemic affected employer branding in your opinion? -General EB tactics/advice---what do you want to try? What did you think of the TikTok resume experiment...any thoughts?
8/8/202134 minutes, 42 seconds
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WorkJam, Deel, Instawork in the News

WorkJam, the Digital Workplace for organizations with frontline employees, announced $35 million in growth financing from Silver Lake Waterman. The investment is intended to support the company’s continued growth and strengthen WorkJam’s position across the over 2 billion frontline worker market — a market that has been underserved and underpenetrated with collaborative tools to orchestrate the workforce. WorkJam’s Frontline Digital Workplace enables operational efficiencies, fosters collaboration, and drives engagement and higher retention by equipping frontline workers and headquarters staff with a state-of-the-art solution to manage scheduling, training, task workflows, and real-time communications — all through a single platform. Instawork, the digital marketplace that connects  local businesses with skilled hourly professionals across the U.S., has acquired Drafted, a network recruiting platform that helps businesses hire by leveraging referrals.  Drafted’s solution will enable Instawork to accelerate the growth of the company’s pool of Pros with skilled hourly professionals. As a result of the acquisition and integration, Pros can easily share Instawork job opportunities with their network, further supporting the companies’ shared mission to put Americans back to work and help businesses successfully reopen. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Deel, the market leader in the global payroll and compliance space, announced today that it had joined forces with Zeitgold to fuel international growth and enhance the depth and breadth of its product offerings.  This acquisition marks a significant milestone for Deel as the company continues to scale, adding thousands of customers as working and hiring practices continue to transform rapidly. Deel is adding a full line of products through this acquisition to improve their customer experience further and provide them with the right solutions to scale internationally. Talent acquisition software platform GR8 People announced a new partnership with PandoLogic, the leader in programmatic job advertising, to connect employers more efficiently to job seekers through programmatic sourcing. Centralize job advertising spend into a single performance-based tool that optimizes and automates real-time bidding and budget allocations Expand reach to talent through an ad exchange of 1000’s of leading job sites, search engines and social networks Engage with the right candidates through precision targeting Source applicants effortlessly by eliminating manual tasks and inefficiencies with powerful automation Talroo announces the release of Target CPA (Cost per Application), an enhancement to its Talroo Pro pay-for-performance job advertising solution. Target CPA uses job seeker conversion data to bid real-time so that recruitment marketing advertisers reach the right audiences at the right places, at the right time, and at the right price.
8/6/20216 minutes, 19 seconds
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Evan Sohn, CEO has been making acquisitions and going public on the Nasdaq. We'll catch up with their CEO Evan Sohn.
8/1/202121 minutes, 34 seconds
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Another Unicorn in HR Tech

Culture Amp was founded in 2009 to let companies conduct anonymous employee surveys, but since then, its focus has expanded to helping employers turn the data they collect into action. The company announced today it has raised $100 million in Series F funding, led by returning investors Sequoia Capital China and TDM Growth Partners.  The round bumps Culture Amp’s valuation to $1.5 billion, more than double what it was after the company’s Series E in 2019. That makes them our industries latest unicorn. There are now 27 different companies that have ever received a single funding round of $100 million or more. Talview, a leading provider of an end-to-end, AI-powered hiring and proctoring solution, today announced it closed $15M in Series B funding led by Silicon Valley investor Eileses Capital….The new capital further validates that their video AI platform is perfectly positioned to help organizations analyze talent interactions for more efficient and effective talent decisions in a digitized world where video plays a key role. Pangea is a freelance marketplace for college age talent that has just secured a nice round of funding. They are based in Providence Rhode Island. According tot he company’s blog; In the past 12 months, students from more than 850 colleges across the US and Canada have come to Pangea to find freelance work.  In that time, we’ve grown GMV nearly 400; helping Pangeans earn nearly $500,000. Leadr, Inc., a rapidly growing human resource software company, today announced closing their Series A funding with a $10M investment round led by Bedrock. The Series A raise also included funding from Leadr friends and family, including Leadr Co-founder and Executive Chairman of the board, Chris Heaslip; Chief Revenue Officer of Intuit, Bobby Morrison; and Co-founder of Pushpay, Eliot Crowther. REBRAND…..ORLANDO — HR Payroll Systems and Applicant Tracking Systems announced today that the two websites will unite to form Matchr. Both companies are designed to connect HR professionals with HRIS/payroll systems and applicant tracking systems, respectively. Through consolidation of the two brands under Matchr, HR professionals can conveniently access a single site for all of their HR software needs.
7/30/20216 minutes, 49 seconds
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CEO of Recruitology

Today i’ll be chatting with Roberto Angulo, CEO of Recruitology a Cloud-based recruitment platform that leverages artificial intelligence to connect employers with the right talent, And he is also co-founder of an entry level job site thats been around for over 20 years. TOPCS Give us a brief description of your business as it is today… Lines of business...revenue streams? How do you think job marketplaces will evolve in the next 5 years? Whats your marketing advice for a new job board owner just starting out? You wrote a book too, Getting Your First Job for Dummies...what was that experience like?
7/25/202130 minutes, 29 seconds
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Smart Recruiters is the Newest Unicorn

SmartRecruiters, the recruiting software that I was once a client of announced it closed a $110 million Series E round led by Silver Lake Waterman with participation from existing investors... The new capital brings the company’s total amount raised to $205 million, with a valuation of $1.5 billion. This financing round comes on the heels of strong momentum for SmartRecruiters. In the last 12 months, the company has experienced 70 percent bookings growth behind its expanding product set—with new messaging and analytics capabilities built on its modern talent acquisition platform.  The new funds raised will be used to accelerate product development for SmartRecruiters’ leading talent acquisition suite in the areas of intelligence, automation and conversational interfaces. SmartRecruiters will also continue to expand go-to-market efforts across US, EMEA and APAC, and will provide on-the-ground support for its growing customer community and partner ecosystem.   The newest player on the funding scene is a company Called CENSIA    Censia, a provider of Talent Intelligence technology, announced it has raised $21M in Series A funding in a round led by Marbruck Investments. Marbruck joins other existing investors bringing the company’s total funding to over $30 million.  With this funding, Censia will expand go-to-market efforts, scale their API-first offering, and continue product innovations for talent acquisition and workforce planning powering HR technologies of the future with AI.    Indeed, the world’s number one job site, announced that all jobs posted directly to its platform can add video interviewing options, for both free and sponsored jobs, for no additional charge. This new capability streamlines the hiring process, reducing the time it takes to get candidates to first interviews. All interviews take place on Indeed’s proprietary interviewing technology Indeed Interview, which has been designed specifically for interviewing. Since there is no software to download, all job seekers and employers need to do is click a unique link and start interviewing. Indeed has hosted more than half a million video interviews to date.   Greenhouse, the hiring software company, has introduced Job Ad Market, a new functionality that offers customers instant access to thousands of global job boards from within Greenhouse.  For users you can  Diversify your sourcing strategy by buying individual, pay-as-you-go job listings at competitive rates  Receive recommendations on the highest performing job boards based on historical and industry performance, job function or region   Veritone, Inc. a publicly traded company and creator of the world’s first operating system for artificial intelligence, announced it signed an agreement to acquire PandoLogic, Inc, a leading provider of intelligent hiring solutions. Based in new york Total consideration of $150 million on a cash and debt free basis, payable in Veritone cash and stock, with performance earnouts through fiscal 2022. Pando’s investors sold the comapny for essentially 3X yearly revenue. The acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive, with PandoLogic generating over $50 million in SaaS and related GAAP revenues and over $25 million of EBITDA on a pro forma 2021 basis.
7/23/20217 minutes, 55 seconds
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TikTok Launches Pilot Program for Video Resumes

A deep dive into what into TikTok new recruiting experiment.
7/18/202111 minutes, 6 seconds
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Diversity Merger Mania

 isolved has acquired predictive people analytics platform TrenData HR. The combination helps business leaders and HR professionals move from reactive to proactive human capital management (HCM) using sophisticated insights, simply delivered. The acquisition will help organizations of all sizes  – to maximize business and people outcomes from their HR data. TrenData HR harnesses external data sources and aggregates them with information from internal systems, applying sophisticated predictive artificial intelligence (AI) models to produce powerful visual insights wherever and whenever they’re needed. Remote, a leading HR tech platform and provider of global employer of record services and international contractor management, today announced it has raised a $150 million Series B round led by Accel. The shift to distributed employment created unprecedented demand for Remote’s services: since their $35 million Series A in November 2020, Remote grew its customer base by 7x and increased its users by more than 10x. Remote’s revenue has grown by 65x over the past year, and employee headcount has gone from 50 to 220 employees working remotely in 45 countries since November 2020.  Remote is the only Employer of Record (EOR) that owns 100% of its global infrastructure, has legal entities in more than 50 countries with plans to have fully operational legal entities in more than 80 countries by the end of 2021, and in the rest of the world by the end of 2022. WayUp, a sourcing platform for diverse candidates, announced that it is merging with Yello, a recruitment software company. The two HR tech companies will operate under Yello as a legal entity but continue to keep their independent branding with a now combined 200 employees. Students but now they brand themselves as a DE&I platform.  The WayUp database will evolve to be the sourcing arm of Yello’s campus recruiting solution. It provides a diverse database of over 6 million candidates, including:  Recent graduates and students from across the country who attended over 7,000 campuses 71% Black, Hispanic or female candidates as well as tens of thousands of veterans Candidate self-reported data on major, location, campus, graduation, gender, ethnicity and more “In addition to offering a powerhouse of data, recruiters will benefit from the automation opportunities of two solutions from a single company,” said Corey Ferengul, CEO, Yello. “We are beyond excited to have the WayUp team joining Yello and we believe that together we will offer unparalleled capability to match employers and candidates in the campus and early talent world.” Hireology, a leading recruitment CRM built for multi-location, decentralized enterprises, today announced the acquisition of employee referral technology provider, EmployUs.  EmployUs is a modern employee referral software that empowers organizations to leverage their employees and their networks to help hire. Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Emplyus has 6 employees according to linkedin MILWAUKEE – Today, Infosoft Group, LLC, dba Circa, announced the purchase of Colorado-based LatPro, Inc., dba DiversityJobs, a leading diversity recruitment and OFCCP HR compliance technology solutions provider, which will become a subsidiary of Infosoft.
7/16/20217 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Great Resignation _ Shane Metcalf from 15five

Shane Metcalf is the Chief Culture Officer at 15five. We talked about how the great resignation now underway in the labor market is affecting companies ability to attract and retain workers as well as what you can do about it for your organization.
7/11/202132 minutes, 11 seconds
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A Rebrand and TikTok Video Resumes

LinkUp, the leading provider of global job market data, announced their recruitment advertising and job search business has been rebranded as Getwork. Getwork will continue to be powered by LinkUp’s labor market data business and its innovative, proprietary technology that indexes millions of verified jobs every day directly from employer career sites. As a separately branded business, Getwork will be entirely focused on connecting job seekers with the companies they want to work for. Getwork will provide jobseekers with the most streamlined search of the highest quality job listings, as well as offer solutions for employers in search of top-quality talent, like pay-per-click and targeted marketing campaigns, an extensive partner network, and valuable analytics to optimize recruitment strategies. LinkUp will continue to service data clients with the most accurate, real-time, and predictive job market data. LinkUp’s dataset includes 4 million daily active job listings from 60,000 companies and contains more than 20 unique job and company-level attributes and identifiers, including job title, job URL, company name, location, occupation code, sector code, ticker, reference data, and more. Mave, a new software sales career platform, launched today to help software companies discover top sales talent and sales professionals filter companies and opportunities that match their sales experience.  With Mave’s employer branded profiles, companies can showcase their team, perks, and company information to prospective software sales job seekers. Mave’s focus is critical to helping software sales companies keep up with the increasing demand for technology and software from consumers and businesses nationwide.  To learn more about Mave, visit Symphony Talent, a recruitment marketing technology company that helps recruitment teams automate tasks for efficiency and empower smarter candidate interactions, announced the launch of SmashFlyX Events. This new module centralizes, manages and automates virtual and in-person recruitment events and activities from pre-registration, during event activity through post-event follow-up, and ultimately, conversion to job applicants and hires. SmashFlyX Events uniquely enables organizations to cast the widest net, advertising the events across every channel of media, leveraging existing contacts in the CRM, and tying it all together with analytics. Bringing it into one platform allows users to leverage the automation and tools available in SmashFlyX and extend their existing communication technologies to seamlessly create interactive, virtual events. Censia, a leading provider of Talent Intelligence technology, has raised $21M in Series A funding in a round led by Marbruck Investments. This brings the company’s total funding to over $30 million to date.  With this funding, Censia will expand go-to-market efforts, scale their API-first offering, and continue product innovations for talent acquisition and workforce planning powering HR technologies of the future with AI. We're excited to launch "TikTok Resumes" as a pilot program designed to continue expanding and enhancing TikTok as a new channel for recruitment and job discovery. We're teaming up with select companies and inviting job seekers to apply for entry-level to experienced positions with some of the world's most sought-after employers, including Chipotle, Target, WWE, Alo Yoga, Shopify, Contra, Movers+Shakers, and many more, with a TikTok video resume. Interested candidates are encouraged to creatively and authentically showcase their skillsets and experiences, and use #TikTokResumes in their caption when publishing their video resume to TikTok.  
7/9/20217 minutes, 51 seconds
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6 Out of the Box Onboarding Ideas

I found six unique onboarding ideas that you can use to make your new hires feel welcome.
7/5/202110 minutes, 45 seconds
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Headlines: Zominfo gets into the sourcing game and more

ZoomInfo the go-to-market intelligence solution, today announced the general availability of the ZoomInfo Recruiter platform. ZoomInfo Recruiter is built specifically for recruiting teams to identify, target, and connect with top talent so they can fill open requisitions with the right individuals quickly and efficiently. Through the platform, staffing agencies, executive recruiters, corporate recruiters, and sourcers can uncover data such as work history, educational background, and department organizational charts to better understand candidates’ managerial, functional, and technical experience. Recruiters can apply preset filters in order to focus on specific initiatives, including diversity, equity, and inclusion. “ZoomInfo Recruiter gives recruiters an edge in identifying hard-to-find candidates,” said Henry Schuck, ZoomInfo Founder and CEO. “Recruiters can easily automate their identification of and outreach to candidates. In an increasingly competitive hiring environment, ZoomInfo Recruiter provides talent acquisition and recruiting teams with the data, insights, and technology they need to source, engage with, and hire ideal talent faster.” ResumeSieve the resume scoring platform is on a mission to disrupt traditional recruiting practices by putting innovative tools in the hands of those who are doing the hard work of recruiting. They recently  launched a crowdfunding which provides anyone to invest with as little as a $100 commitment. They are asking for your support and invite you to check out our campaign page! On Post on social media – Share  Invest – Opportunities start at just $100 and you get perks for investing more Visier, the globally recognized leader in people analytics and planning, has raised $125M in Series E funding led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management (Goldman Sachs) at a valuation exceeding $1B USD.  This investment signals a historic moment in the growth of the people analytics market, with Visier becoming the first independent vendor in the space to reach a $1 billion valuation.   “There is unprecedented demand for companies to better understand the people within their organizations,” said Ryan Wong, CEO of Visier. “From HR leaders to people managers and executives, having insight into a workforce is critical for delivering the right outcomes for the business, the employee, the customer, and a fair and just society.”  To spearhead this new era of people analytics, Visier will use the funding to extend and accelerate product development and international go to market expansion. RepVue, the world’s leading sales organization ratings platform, has raised $1 million in a series seed funding round led by Knoll Ventures with participation from Alerion Ventures. The funding round validates and strengthens RepVue’s mission of driving transparency in sales organizations and enabling sales professionals to discover and engage with career opportunities that best fit their skills and experience. After coming out of a beta period at the beginning of 2020, RepVue has now received more than 16,500 ratings of the world’s most well known sales organizations. More than 50% of these ratings have come in 2021, further establishing RepVue as the largest and fastest growing B2B sales organization ratings platform in the world. “RepVue was born out of a specific mission to deliver transparency into what it’s really like to work inside the world’s most well known sales organizations, enabling sales professionals to navigate their careers much more efficiently and confidently.” According to Ryan Walsh, founder and CEO of RepVue. “The status quo in sales recruiting is simply not working. We’re able to harness the collective intelligence and insights of tens of thousands of b2b sales professionals to not only pull the curtains back on the true selling environment of these sales orgs, but also enable sales professionals to directly engage with career opportunities through our platform.” TopFunnel, an AI-powered recruiting startup that high-growth companies use to scale, has announced the acquisition of Teamable to supercharge referral-based recruiting.  Teamable is the employee referral platform that transforms social networks into high-performance talent pools. Since TopFunnel was founded in 2017 to empower both recruiters and employees through the talent acquisition process, it has rapidly become the secret weapon that high-growth companies like Plaid, Rubrik, Noom, and InVision have relied on to scale their teams. TopFunnel’s AI-driven approach automates much of the recruiting process, helping to source the right candidates for the right roles — and send them the right message.  Similarly, Teamable’s referral software aggregates employees’ contacts from their social and professional networks to provide recruiters with a more focused group of potential candidates. The combined platform will help deliver even better recruiting recommendations, and each product will also continue to be available on a standalone basis.
7/2/20216 minutes, 7 seconds
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Best Job Boards for Tech Talent

Looking to hire tech talent? Try these 10 favorites. Built In Stack Overflow White Truffle Venture Loop
6/29/202112 minutes, 31 seconds
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Internal Mobility Software List of Vendors

Standalone solutions....  Worqdrive: We are an internal mobility solution designed to make it easy for your employees to stay. | Link Gloat: Internal Talent Marketplace helps enterprises democratize career development, unlock skills, and future-proof their workforce. | Link Fuel50: Matches your people to new opportunities, vacancies, gigs, and learning based on their talents whilst giving your organization powerful insights. | Link Anthill: Designed to reach all types of workers, from corporate to retail and manufacturing, Anthill’s software engages with employees via mobile app.  | Link Feature inside HCM suite… Phenom Eightfold Workday | Recently Launched Workplace Talent Marketplace | Link SmartRecruiters PaddleHR Avature Jobvite
6/27/20219 minutes, 25 seconds
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Oyster gets $50 Million and good times for GoodTime

Recruiting platform dotin Inc., which improves the recruitment and retention of new and existing talent, has released of their latest service module, PerFit-Diversity and Inclusion. The new module leverage AI to gather insights related to employee makeup, helping organizations realize the gender and ethnic diversity within their workforce. Oyster®, the company that makes hiring talented people around the world compliant, human, and delightful, has raised a $50 million Series B funding round, led by Stripes with the continued participation of some existing investors. On the heels of the announcement of Oyster’s $20M Series A just this past February, this new Series B investment allows Oyster to expand its HR platform to more countries around the world and continue to empower globally distributed companies to succeed on the world stage. The team has grown 5X and the customer base has grown 8X so far in 2021. Revenue increased by 8X since the beginning of the year, from a growing number of Distributed HR offerings, including multiple modes of employment (for both Contractors and Full-Time Employees), and an assortment of Benefits catering to the special needs of distributed teams. Oyster® has also expanded its country coverage to 91 countries which account for more than 95% of the employable knowledge workers of the world. San Francisco – Pequity, the first intelligent compensation platform that helps fast-growing companies create fair and competitive compensation programs, announced today that the company has closed a Series A round of $19 million, led by Norwest Venture Partners with participation from First Round Capital, Designer Fund, and Scribble Ventures.  Pequity saves companies time and money and helps them attract and retain talent by automating HR workflows from offer to signing to promotion and beyond. The platform helps HR & compensation leaders centralize their comp workflows, avoid comp problems before they happen, and create competitive compensation programs based on real-world data on industry ranges, market trends, and internal peer compensation The new Questionmark white paper, “Five Ways Assessments Can Help Retain Employees”, shows that by testing the skills of workers, employers can: Make better recruitment decisions – someone who leaves within their first year is likely to have been a poor hire. Testing the skills of candidates before hiring them helps ensure new starters are a good fit for the role. Identify relevant training needs – assessments can pinpoint an employee’s immediate training need, helping demonstrate that employers are taking their career development needs seriously. Improve onboarding – around 15% of exits relate to employees leaving in the first 90 days.3 Assessments can reveal whether the onboarding process is effective and if new starters are learning what they should. Create a certification program – assessing employee progress and awarding certifications enhances an individual’s sense of career development. It also creates immediate goals to work toward. Predict employee retention – employers can track scores from relevant workplace assessments and correlate them with employee longevity. By doing so, employers can identify risk factors that require intervention to prevent employee churn. GoodTime, the leading AI-based interview scheduling and hiring experience solution, has added $9.5M million to its Series A funding, bringing the total round to $16.7 million. The new funding round was led by KTB Ventures along with participation from Smilegate and Atinum Investment.  This funding will be used to accelerate innovation for hiring/candidate experience solutions and accelerate go-to-market growth in a wide range of industries with innovative clients such as Box, Shopify, and Zoom. GoodTime is a solution that can reduce time-to-hire by as much as 50% while saving as much as $500,000 per year in talent acquisition costs.
6/25/20216 minutes, 44 seconds
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Canvas CEO Ben Herman

Diversity technology platforms are starting to spring up and get funding. The latest entrant into this market is Canvas formerly known as Jumpstart they recently raised a $20 million dollar funding round and we’ll get into that with our guest. TOPICS I want to get into the rebranding story but First of all what is canvas…? Describe what your platform does Tell us about the origins of business Rebranding, how do you arrive at the new name? How easy was it to get the domain? DRP….Explain the product/user experience Any success stories ? Plans for the new round of funding? Tips for diversity recruiting?
6/20/202120 minutes, 40 seconds
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Beamery Makes it Rain, Linkedin Gets Reprieve in Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has given LinkedIn another chance in its legal fight to stop HR technology firm HiQ Labs from scraping LinkedIn user data against the company’s demands.  The nation’s highest court this week issued a writ of certiorari, noting it may hear the case, but telling the appeals court to first redo its earlier decision in favor of HiQ. The court told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to retry the case in light of a recent Supreme Court ruling in a similar case. HiQ Labs, founded in 2012 in Silicon Valley, scrapes publicly available data, including LinkedIn member updates, and analyzes it to predict when workers are likely to quit their jobs. It then sells its conclusions to employers.  Beamery is the latest company to enter the HR tech arms race, the company which calls itself a “talent operating system” that helps companies attract, engage and retain top talent, has announced US$138m in Series C funding led by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (Ontario Teachers’), through its Teachers’ Innovation Platform (TIP).  The round follows a record year for the company, which finished with 337% annual revenue growth in Q4, and surpassed one million roles filled on its platform during 2020.  This new investment will fuel extensive product development, accelerate commercial growth in existing and new geographies, double its rapidly growing employee base, and solidify Beamery’s leadership position in the talent space. Gloat, pioneers of the Talent Marketplace platform that is reinventing work and careers in global enterprises, announced a $57M Series C funding round led by Accel, with participation from existing investors Eight Roads Ventures, Intel Capital, Magma Venture Partners, and PICO Partners.  With total funding of $92M, the company will accelerate product innovation and market expansion as it aims to bring workforce agility to every enterprise and more dynamic careers to every individual., a new way for people to connect their personal and professional networks with great jobs while earning money launches out of beta today. For “superconnectors” — people with networks of talented friends and peers — offers the best way to connect them with the right job, and pays between $2,400 – $6,000 for each successful match. For employers, helps them build a network of referrers outside of their own employees and alumni, increasing their reach and gaining access to new pools of talent.  The startup has secured $4M in seed funding from prominent investors and offers remote positions nationwide and in-office roles in Seattle, San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles  Sense, the AI-driven talent engagement and communication platform solutions for recruiting, today announced $16 million in Series C funding. Bringing the total funding amount to $40 million to date, this latest round will accelerate innovation and development of the company’s AI-powered talent communication and engagement suite.  Sense offers a singular engagement platform powered by AI and machine learning. It enables personalized communication across the entire talent lifecycle at scale, and also automates manual tasks for recruiters. Through this personalized approach, Sense customers experience on average; a 263% increase in candidates screened compared to a manual approach, reduced time to fill by 30-81% and up to 800 hours of recruiter time saved.
6/18/20216 minutes, 17 seconds
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Crelate CEO Aaron Elder

While traditionally leading the recovery following recessions, experts predict five million Americans will need to find new employment coming out of the COVID recovery. But how can staffing companies put these folks back to work amid the shifts of business and services?  Well, According to Aaron Elder CEO of software company Crelate, a platform for staffing and recruiting firms, you do that with what he calls ‘transferable velocity”, meaning looking for skills that are applicable and movable from industry to industry in order to bridge the divide.
6/13/202125 minutes, 12 seconds
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RecTech Headlines: Eightfold, Talent Inc, Loophire, Stoke, Charthop & More

Eightfold is at it again. After raising a $125 million dollar round round last they just announced a $220 million dollar series E round. Wow. They are now valued at 2.1 billin dollars.   The funds will be used to continue the growth and development of Eightfold’s AI-powered Talent Intelligence Platform and expand its growing partner ecosystem.   Since the announcement of Eightfold AI’s Series D funding round in October of 2020, the valuation of the organization has more than doubled. This is a direct result of the significant momentum achieved by customers and partners in the public and private sector. The innovation delivered through a single Talent Intelligence Platform is the foundation for leading global organizations as they prepare for the acceleration of changes in jobs, demand of evolving skills demand and other post-pandemic shifts in the workforce.  “Powered by AI and machine learning, Eightfold’s platform provides global enterprises with a single solution for managing the entire talent lifecycle, including hiring, retaining, and growing a diverse global workforce,” said Deep Nishar, Senior Managing Partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers. “We are pleased to partner with Ashutosh and the Eightfold team to support their ambition of transforming how enterprises manage talent and how people build their careers.”   Talent Inc. the company that operates TopResume and TopCV, announced the acquisition of Imkey Holding, a global subscription-based platform for online resume-building. Based in the Netherlands, Imkey helps job seekers create job-winning resumes and CVs online through their builder platform on its global property,, as well as its 10 additional localized sites. Since launching in 2012, Imkey has helped build more than 7 million resumes and CVs in over 100 countries.  “While most job seekers find tremendous success when working one-on-one with a professional resume writer, we also recognize that others may not be ready to make such an investment in their careers,” said Byron Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of Talent, which adds to its suite of professional career-services brands that include TopResume, TopCV, and TopInterview.  “By acquiring a resume-building property such as Imkey’s, we can strategically expand our service offerings to help those job seekers who either are creating a resume for the first time or who aren’t interested in working with a professional writer right now. In addition, Imkey’s extensive international presence will allow our organization to continue expanding its global footprint and empowering more professionals to take control of their careers and land the right job, sooner.”   Loophire a startup out of nebraska has raised $300k seed round. Loophire’s technology solution combines algorithms that automate the initial match before giving each party the choice to pursue one another if the opportunity is right. For employers, Loophire goes beyond resumes to provide candidate assessments for skills, culture, and long-term fit, preliminary screening interviews, and customized services at performance-based pricing.  For job applicants, Loophire provides career coaching, timeline and career growth transparency, and regular communication throughout the hiring process. The result is a high-touch, curated experience for both companies and candidates.   Loophire says they address the critical gap in the hiring process — applicant experience. With more than two-thirds of job applicants reporting they have been turned off by a bad interview experience, companies cannot afford to be disengaged or unresponsive in a competitive jobs market. Loophire increases the probability of hire by 65% from “Introduction” to “Accepted Offer” through their streamlined approach. Because they deliver results at a fraction of the traditional cost, even smaller businesses and the qualified candidates they hire can access a superior hiring Stoke, which operates in the freelance management system space, announced a $15.5 million Series A funding round. This was led by Battery Ventures, with participation from all previous investors and angels... To date, the company has raised $20 million. The investment allows Stoke to drive expansion and meet the rapidly growing demand from U.S. companies seeking to work more effectively in the changing workforce which includes both freelancers and full-time employees. Stoke was founded with the mission to help companies harness the power of the freelance revolution by simplifying the way they collaborate with the non-payroll workforce, which includes freelancers, contractors, consultants, agencies and gig workers.  Features all-in-one platform that enables companies to hire top talents quickly, set up automated onboarding workflows aligned with government guidelines, pay multiple invoices across 190 countries, all while ensuring management, finance and human resources teams have full visibility and control over budgets, in addition to automatic legal and tax compliance.   ChartHop, the people analytics platform, has raised $35 million in Series B financing led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) and other investors. The company previously raised $14 million in summer 2020.  ChartHop has seen exponential growth since 2019, going from a one-person company to a team of 75. During the same time period, ChartHop built a customer base of over 130 corporate customers and increased month-over-month revenue by 17% for the past 12 months. “ChartHop’s visual approach to people analytics allows leaders to make organizational planning and strategy decisions with confidence,” said Ulevitch. “We’re thrilled to lead ChartHop’s Series B because of their impressive growth, the company’s vision, and the terrific, mission-oriented team they’ve assembled.”   Theres a new tech talent platform….Commit announces its emergence from private-beta with an oversubscribed funding round to future-proof the careers of Canada’s best Startup Engineers. This first-of-its-kind professional network is designed to support developers who are passionate about building early-stage software, but who have been constrained by geography.  The platform uniquely provides peer-to-peer support and career development resources, and erases the friction between talent and opportunity by hiring engineers and then matching them with world-changing startups, regardless of location. The launch is fueled by an over-subscribed $6M seed round which was uniquely preempted by Commit’s own customers–the majority of whom are Canadian technical founders. The company already boasts a roster of 50+ high-profile startups that want to work with Commit Engineers. The funds will be used to 10x the number of Engineers on the platform in the next 12 months, and continue to build and invest in the programs that reach and support the best talent in this space. Interested Engineers can join the waitlist at today. The company is based in canada.
6/11/20218 minutes, 5 seconds
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Spokn offers 'Podcasts for Work' Platform

Podcasts are mainstream now so when I saw the news about Spokn, a startup which helps companies create their own audio I wanted to hear about what they are up to.  Spokn’s customers create podcasts for employee engagement; onboarding; diversity, initiatives; and learning & development. Joining me to discuss the company is one of their co-founders, Mariel Davis.
6/6/202122 minutes, 44 seconds
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Headlines from YellowBird, Eightfold, Cadient, Hibob and Pathrise

Eightfold AI, the provider of the Talent Intelligence Platform™, today announced its integration partnership with Greenhouse, the hiring software company, and availability of the Eightfold Talent Intelligence Suite for all Greenhouse customers. Pathrise, the leading online mentorship and job placement platform for tech professionals, announced today that it has secured $9 million in Series A Funding — including $5.5 million in new equity capital and $3.5 million in venture debt. Another niche gig marketplace has launched….YellowBird, a nationwide gig economy marketplace that matches vetted Risk and Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Professionals with businesses on-demand, has announced its raised $1.7 million in seed capital. Cadient Talent, a human resources software company, today revealed its latest technology, which infuses machine learning and augmented intelligence (AI) to help organizations identify and hire employees more efficiently and increase quality of hire. Cadient Decision PointTM is a recommendation engine that works with any applicant tracking system (ATS) to instantly analyze all applicants and present hiring managers with a short list of top candidates from which to choose. Hibob, the HCM platform bob, announced its acquisition of Cassiopeia, a startup that developed AI-based workplace relationship analytics technology to help teams improve communication, collaboration, and work-life balance through advanced communication pattern analysis.
6/4/20216 minutes, 32 seconds
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Terry Baker, CEO of PandoLogic

Conversational Ai ---aka recruitment chatbots are being acquired at a record pace, last week Stepstone, a job board company bought Mya and PandoLogic acquired Wade&wendy. These deals make a lot of sense because each is working to drive traffic to jobs and the conversational AI helps to qualify and screen those candidates. Explain the problem you are trying to solve with this kind of acquisition? Explain what what and wendy does for a company (user experience) You ran some pilots with Wade&Wendy what were those results like? Challenges in hiring right now...What kind of application rates are you seeing on your clients jobs these days...its tough to hire right now? Will all your customer get this tech? Or will it be an Add on? Rename it? How will you be explaining what you are going forward? Are you now a “sourcing and screening” tech platform? Whats the future of programmatic and how do you see conversational AI evolving on next few years… Any new product announcements? More potential acquisitions? Making plans for hr tech this year?
5/31/202121 minutes, 36 seconds
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Top Headlines from Spokn, Workrise, DailyPay, Canvas, BrightHire

Congrats to Ziprecruiter is in order their stock debuted on the NYSE yesterday and closed the first day up opened at 18 and closed at just over 21 bucks per share.  The ticker symbol is ZIP in case you want to look it up. ---- Spokn, the podcasting platform for work, announced that it has closed a $4M Seed round with funding from NEA, Y Combinator, along with several other investors The financing will support further market expansion and enable Spokn to enhance the platform for content creators. Spokn was founded by Fawzy Abu Seif, Mariel Davis and Mohammed Galal and launched as an internal communications platform in November 2020. Since that time, Spokn has grown rapidly, attracting customers such as ServiceNow, Podium, Udemy, and others. Beyond internal communications, Spokn’s customers create podcasts for more effective employee engagement; onboarding; diversity, equity and inclusion; and learning & development. “Employees do their best work when they trust their leadership, are connected to their colleagues, understand their company’s direction, and feel motivated to contribute” said Fawzy Abu Seif, CEO and Co-founder of Spokn. “But existing tools weren’t designed to be the cultural connective tissue that remote or hybrid teams need. Podcasting is the perfect fit for reaching employees in the format they love – whether for messages from executives, staff spotlights, or stories on company history and values. Spokn is the only part of a company’s workstack that keeps employees connected while giving them a break from their screen.”   Stay tuned to the pod because I’ll be interviewing Mariel Davis in a few weeks. As a podcaster I am very intrigued by what spokn is up to hear. Workrise, (formely known as Rigup)  the leading workforce management platform for the skilled trades, has raised a $300 million Series E round  Workrise connects skilled laborers with infrastructure and energy companies looking to staff and manage projects efficiently. The company’s online platform matches workers with more than 500 companies in its network, manages payroll and benefits, and provides access to training. Founded in 2014 as a platform to match skilled laborers with companies in the oil and gas industry, Workrise has since broadened its business to serve companies and trade workers in the solar, wind, commercial construction, and defense industries. The company will use the latest investment to continue to expand into new markets served by its platform. DailyPay, the on-demand pay solutions for enterprises, announced it has secured $500 million of capital. The company is announcing a $175 million Series D equity round led by Carrick Capital Partners with participation from existing investors. In addition, the company is announcing it has raised $325 million of credit capital from various sources.  The Company intends to invest its newly raised capital in new market opportunities for its technology platform, in addition to extending its market leadership position in on-demand pay among the largest employers in the world. “This financing package creates a fortress balance sheet that we can deploy on behalf of employers and their employees,” said Scot Parnell, Chief Financial Officer at DailyPay. “The on-demand pay industry requires an exceptionally well-capitalized balance sheet to ensure the highest degree of service delivery, reliability and trust.” Jumpstart, a Diversity Recruitment Platform (DRP) who’s mission is to make the world more equitable, is rebranding as Canvas. The startup also announced $20 million in new funding. The company currently has 70 employees and expects to have 100 by the end of 2021.  The Canvas Diversity Recruiting Platform is a fully virtual recruiting platform that is based on self-reported data. Unlike other solutions that might utilize inferred data that could be inaccurate or illegal, Canvas helps create a more accurate data set to identify diverse candidates, helping to solve the core problem of talent discovery. In fact, 56% of all hires on the Canvas platform are made from Under represented Groups (URGs), and the platform helps employers achieve a 30% reduction in time to hire.  NOTE: the new name is the same as the text recruiting company acquired by Jobvite. That name appears to have been now sunsetted. The new Canvas has acquired the domain. BrightHire, the leading interview intelligence platform designed to empower companies with the unprecedented insight they need to make the best hiring decisions easily, today announced $12.5M in new funding. The raise will further the company’s investment in next-level analytics for measuring the quality, effectiveness and equity of interviews. The company also revealed the results of a new research study that shines light on bias in the interview process and demonstrates the power of analytics for improving the way companies hire. Built with seamless integrations into Zoom and leading Applicant Tracking Systems, BrightHire helps teams run a consistent and evidence-based hiring process. The platform guides, captures and analyzes and easily shares interviews equipping hiring managers to make fair and fully informed hiring decisions. The demand for BrightHire’s new approach and shift to remote-first hiring have fueled the company’s 70x year-over-year revenue growth.
5/27/20216 minutes, 15 seconds
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Jobvite's New CEO Pete Lamson

Pete Lamson, former CEO of JazzHR now heads up the trio of Jobvite, JazzHR and NXTThing RPO. This merger is a big bet on the long term horizon for recruiting. Pete discusses the news in this 26 minute audio. Sponsored by
5/24/202127 minutes, 24 seconds
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Mergers, Profits and Feeling Stoked

StepStone, one of the world’s leading online job marketplaces, has acquired the San Francisco based, Mya, a conversational AI (artificial intelligence) technology. The company will embed Mya’s technology into its online job search. StepStone says they will fundamentally change the way it engages with job seekers, nurture candidates, and match them to right job opportunities. On top of just searching for jobs, StepStone will interact with its users conversationally through new channels to discover more about job seeker preferences, skills, and interests and increase the number and quality of matching job applications. The new technology will become part of StepStone’s Autonomous Matchingtm platform. Based on machine learning, conversational AI will enable job seekers to find matching job opportunities even without actively searching for them. The technology draws conclusions from talking to the candidate and then suggests suitable jobs via text message, WhatsApp or onsite chat. StepStone customers will benefit from improved matching and higher quality of hiring. Engaging with job seekers based on conversational AI will first be integrated in StepStone’s job marketplaces in English and German language. ZipRecruiter®, announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021. Quarterly revenue increased to $125 million, up 11% y/y In April, ZipRecruiter filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a direct listing of its common stock. The Company’s registration statement was declared effective on May 14th, and its Class A common stock is expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “ZIP” on May 26, 2021. “In our first public earnings report, ZipRecruiter delivered record revenue in Q1. We are issuing guidance for the year that maps to the strong signs of recovery in the U.S. hiring market. We believe that we are in the early stages of a significant resurgence of job growth during the once-in-a-lifetime reopening of the economy after the pandemic. We are well-positioned to take advantage of this moment as we continue to actively connect people to their next great opportunity.” said Ian Siegel, CEO of ZipRecruiter. Phenom announced the launch of Phenom Hiring Manager, a powerful set of hiring tools that redesigns hiring, management and collaboration with recruiters.  Phenom Hiring Manager is enabling managers to overcome these challenges and improve collaboration with recruiters to fill roles faster. The experience is tailored to their needs, and designed to reduce feedback loops that delay hiring, create poor candidate experiences and interfere with managers’ other responsibilities.  Its functionality includes Discover and review candidate profiles Progress or reject candidates and provide feedback Initiate, automate and manage interview scheduling Access and evaluate on-demand video assessments Record a personalized video to share on job description pages Leverage Phenom AI’s fit scoring, intelligent matching and insights Thats it for this week... for all  these stories vist hr tech feed dot com or look for the links in our podcast notes. -----   Upwork (Nasdaq: UPWK), has announced the launch of Talent Scout™, a recruiting solution that connects companies with pre-vetted expert talent selected from the Upwork platform by specialized Upwork recruiters.  Talent Scout represents an additional way to access and engage talent and is part of Upwork’s ongoing focus on offering a dynamic, one-stop online talent solution serving customers’ full spectrum of talent needs. Talent Scout is currently available for clients located in the United States, Canada, the UK, Australia, and Israel. It will be available to additional countries soon. Stoke Talent is launching customizable and automated Workflows for Onboarding and Offboarding non-payroll workers – such as freelancers, contractors, consultants and agencies – to make this process easier and risk-free for companies. Whenever a contractor is being onboarded to a company, they need to sign legal documents, provide payment information and tax documentation. The company should then run Know Your Customer and Anti-Money Laundering (KYC/AML) checks before payments, document any system or data access provided to the contractor, and track hardware equipment provided, such as laptops and company badges. Today, most of these activities are done by email and tracked through spreadsheets, making this problematic and creating potential significant risks to the company. Stoke Talent’s automated Onboarding and Offboarding Workflows automates all of the above processes. It enables legal, finance, and IT teams to set up policies that are enforced throughout the entire company. PandoLogic has acquired conversational chatbot Wade&Wendy to help their customers convert more applicants to the traffic they are buying.  From their announcement… Over the last two years, PandoLogic has been growing significantly in the Programmatic Job Advertising space. One common barrier to continued market adoption, however, is an assumption that Programmatic delivers large volumes of candidates but at low quality.  Coupling Wade & Wendy’s uniquely engaging and personal conversational AI technology with Programmatic will help increase conversion rates while reducing the strain on recruiters by doing the first level qualification screening.
5/21/20216 minutes, 27 seconds
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Creative Recruitment Marketing Strategies to Drive More Applies

Looking to up your recruitment marketing game in order to stand out in a crowded job market? Well this one hour webinar is here to help! Chris Russell, Jodi Brandstetter and the crowd go over nearly two dozen ways to make your job ads stand out. Audio from Webinar Replay. Video version:
5/16/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 40 seconds
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Handshake Agreement, Going Blind and Tik Tok for jobs

INDIANAPOLIS — An on-demand screening platform called Qualifi which allows recruiting teams to phone interview 100s of candidates in minutes, has raised a $600,000 pre-seed investment.   The Qualifi platform enables recruiters to create seamless one-way interview experiences using audio and voice that candidates respond to over a standard phone call, eliminating back-and-forth scheduling, reducing communication times with candidates, and capturing better data to help recruiters scale screening efforts. Recruiters using Qualifi shave one week off their time-to-hire average.  “We’ve been recruiters ourselves and we spend so much time listening to our customers to understand the challenges they face, that we know exactly what they need from us,” said Darrian Mikell, CEO and co-founder of Qualifi. “This cash injection will allow us to build functionality into the platform much faster, expanding our capabilities to meet the specific needs of our customers in verticals like healthcare, call centers, and other fast-paced industries.” Founded in 2019, Qualifi grew from the accelerator and Pitch Pardi programs from Be Nimble, a social enterprise supporting the growth of black tech ecosystems.   Outmatch, the Hiring Experience global leader, today announced it has acquired and will be joining forces with Amsterdam-based Harver, the leading provider of volume hiring software that digitally transforms the hiring process at scale. Bolstering Outmatch’s Hiring Experience Stack™ of assessments, video interviewing, and reference checking with Harver’s one-of-a-kind platform for high-volume hiring creates an unprecedented offering that enables global enterprises to make smarter hires more efficiently. Candidates will experience a humanized, self-driven, and unbiased application process while employers capitalize on a streamlined, scalable solution that enables any high-volume hiring – from hourly to professional. “We are incredibly excited to bring Outmatch and Harver together to form a solution that disrupts the pre-hire technology industry,” said Greg Moran, CEO of Outmatch. “The high-volume hiring process continues to innovate, and technology is playing a bigger role than ever. The combination of Outmatch and Harver will make us the absolute leader in the space to navigate companies through this transition,” he added. With a combined 1,300 customers globally, the company expects to screen nearly 25 million candidates this year for some of the world’s top companies across the combined suite of solutions.  Outmatch has previously acquired Checkster, Furstperson and Launchpad making the harver purchase their fourth in the past year. TikTok is testing a tool for brands to recruit employees, sources tell Axios.  Details: The pilot program is designed to help people find jobs on TikTok and connect with companies looking to find candidates. It's also meant to help brands use TikTok as a recruitment channel. The company is currently testing the service with a beta group of companies. Several big brands have been asked about participating, including sports leagues.  The platform isn't a product that's integrated within TikTok itself, but rather a separate web page accessible via the TikTok app where brands can post jobs, primarily entry-level listings. Users can post a TikTok video resume to the site rather than a traditional resume. The idea is for users to give an elevator pitch or work experience summary via the video in a unique way.  TikTok will ask candidates to post their resume videos to their TikTok profiles, if they wish, to help publicize the new service. Legion, a workforce management tool redefining how enterprise companies manage and empower their hourly workforces,announced a $50M Series C investment round. The company plans to use this newly secured financing to build on its momentum to increase hiring and accelerate product innovation. After a year of tremendous growth (391% year-over-year) driven by surging demand for Legion’s innovative workforce management platform, Legion’s Series C comes just nine months after the company secured a $22M Series B and brings the total amount of funding secured to $85.5M. “Our mission of turning hourly jobs into good jobs is even more critical now,” said Sanish Mondkar, CEO and founder of Legion Technologies. “With the challenges faced by every industry in the past year, employers need flexible, efficient ways to engage with – and retain – their hourly employees. Using Legion WFM, employers can optimize their operations while increasing employee engagement, resulting in increased productivity and commitment.” According to TechCrunch, Blind has received a $37 million Series C funding round led by South Korean venture firm Mainstreet Investment along with Cisco Investments and Pavilion Capital, a subsidiary of Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek. The company had filed a Form D in late March for roughly $20.5 million, and the $37 million represents the final total fundraised. Blind is building what it calls “Talent by Blind,” a platform for capturing this hiring intentionality and selling it to recruiters. The goal is to transfer people whose intentions might be, say, L5 engineer at a big tech company in Seattle to a separate platform that can be used as a top-of-funnel for company recruitment efforts. Handshake, the largest early career network helping millions of students from all backgrounds get hired and launch their careers, today announced its second $80 million round of venture financing within the past year, increasing Handshake’s investment total to $235.5 million and the company’s valuation to more than $1.5 billion. The company has more than doubled its revenue every year for the past three years, and is nearing $100 million in annual recurring revenue.  “Since leading Handshake’s Series B in 2016, we’ve been thrilled to watch the company become the clear number one way for students to find internships and jobs, and there is still so much opportunity ahead,” said Will Reed, General Partner at Spark Capital.Over the past seven years, Handshake has built a strong three-sided marketplace that focuses uniquely on the early talent sector, which includes students and other young professionals who are starting their careers and looking for an internship or their first few jobs.  Knowing that most students don’t start out with a professional network or experience-filled resume, Handshake differentiates itself from other career sites by helping all students build the relationships and skills they need to stand out, get hired and launch their careers, in-person or virtually, with no connections, experience, or luck required. Handshake brings together a network of 18 million students and young alumni …..On the employer side, there are now 550,000 companies using Handshake including 100% of the Fortune 500