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Rec Tech: the Recruiting Technology Podcast
59 minutes | Jan 29, 2023
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
5 minutes | Jan 27, 2023
Skillit, Deel, Clovers, Welcome to the Jungle
Welcome to the Jungle, a French startup, has raised $54 million (€50 million) in Series C funding. https://hrtechfeed.com/french-job-platform-raises-54-million/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/construction-recruiting-startup-gets-5-1-million/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/new-hr-tech-from-deel-skillcycle/ Clovers has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TalVista. https://hrtechfeed.com/clovers-acquires-talvista/
31 minutes | Jan 22, 2023
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… haircutterycareers.com 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?
5 minutes | Jan 20, 2023
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. https://hrtechfeed.com/fama-technologies-achieves-soc-2-type-1-compliance/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/healthcare-recruiting-platform-lands-huge-investment/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/myinterview-lands-11-million-series-a/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/on-demand-tech-talent-platform-lands-funding/
25 minutes | Jan 15, 2023
"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'.
6 minutes | Jan 12, 2023
Careerlink IPO, New Recruitics CEO
Careerlink Holdings, Inc. [Careerlink.com], 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+. Careerlink.com 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/careerlink-files-with-securities-and-exchange-commission-for-public-offering/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/service-industry-gig-app-launches-with-funding/ Freelance management platform Workgenius has announced the acquisition of Agency WorX, a staffing firm based in New York. https://hrtechfeed.com/workgenius-freelance-platform-acquires-us-based-staffing-agency/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/hirebasis-launches-free-remote-job-site/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/recruitics-names-adam-stafford-as-chief-executive-officer/
60 minutes | Jan 8, 2023
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?
17 minutes | Dec 19, 2022
2022 HR Tech Funding Recap
A list of all the HR tech funding news from 2022. https://hrtechfeed.com/venture-capital/
4 minutes | Dec 14, 2022
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. https://hrtechfeed.com/beamery-raises-50-million-in-series-d-funding/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/39-of-the-entire-u-s-workforce-is-freelancing/
9 minutes | Dec 12, 2022
Recapping 2022 HR Tech Acquisitions
A look back at the acquisitions from the HR tech industry. https://hrtechfeed.com/acquisitions/
5 minutes | Dec 9, 2022
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. https://hrtechfeed.com/allwork-announces-4-9-million-series-a-funding-round/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/lumapps-acquires-vizir/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/recruiting-startup-hunt-club-raises-40-million/ Fountain, the applicant tracking system (ATS) for high-volume hiring, recently announced new recruiter tools that support seamless scheduling and interviewing. https://hrtechfeed.com/new-hr-tech-from-fountain-healthgigjobs/
22 minutes | Dec 5, 2022
New Candidate Experience Platform Coming in 2023
Greetr.io is a new candidate experice software that will be launching in 2023. I caught up with CEO Bill Fanning to learn more.
4 minutes | Dec 1, 2022
Talroo, WDAY, Job.com
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. https://hrtechfeed.com/new-hr-tech-talroo-helios-consulting/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/pay-per-hire-tech-job-marketplace-launches/ Job.com, 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 Job.com’s technology and fund further acquisitions in the recruitment and staffing sector. https://hrtechfeed.com/job-com-secures-ip-backed-growth-financing/ 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 https://hrtechfeed.com/workday-announces-share-repurchase-program-financial-results/
22 minutes | Nov 28, 2022
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. - PivotCX.io 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.
5 minutes | Nov 25, 2022
Funding, Features and Tech Job Postings
Building on the success of its AI solution in delivering diversity and inclusion in hiring, Sapia.ai today announced a $17 million Series A raise led by Macquarie Capital and Woolworths Group’s W23 venture capital arm. https://hrtechfeed.com/asynchronous-chat-interview-tools-lands-17-million/ To help employers expand their pipelines and unlock the potential of overlooked or untapped talent CompTIA developed the Tech Job Posting Optimizer (optimize.comptia.org). 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/comptia-launches-tech-job-posting-optimizer-to-help-employers-hire-better/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/career-prep-platform-raises-1m-in-pre-seed-round/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/new-hr-tech-from-icims-greenhouse/
62 minutes | Nov 21, 2022
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.
5 minutes | Nov 17, 2022
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 angel.co until March 2023, check out wellfound.com to learn more about what’s ahead for the site. AngelList Venture will continue on as AngelList. https://angel.co/blog/angellist-talent-is-now-wellfound 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/apploi-acquires-oncall-to-help-healthcare-employers-manage-shifts/ Namely, the HR platform for mid-sized companies, has enhanced its onboarding functionality. https://hrtechfeed.com/namely-deepens-its-onboarding-features/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/modern-hire-rolls-out-virtual-job-tryout-for-commercial-drivers/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/hr-acuity-acquires-anonymous-workplace-reporting-platform/
19 minutes | Nov 13, 2022
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?
4 minutes | Nov 10, 2022
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. https://hrtechfeed.com/recruiterspot-launches-recruitment-directory-with-automated-job-listing-invites-agencies-to-list-for-free/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/worktorch-announces-2-2m-in-additional-funding-and-rebrand-from-quickhire/ 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 https://hrtechfeed.com/ziprecruiter-announces-third-quarter-2022-results/
33 minutes | Nov 6, 2022
Calendly Acquires Prelude
I spoke with Prelude CEO about the acquisition by Calendly and got a demo of their interview scheduling tool.
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