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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…

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    HR Tech Coverage: Zoominfo

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 13:34


    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.

    Making Your Own Success in Recruiting

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 60:41


    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? https://www.jobsync.com/post/making-your-own-success-in-recruiting

    Several New HR Tech Funding Announcements

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 5:40


    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. https://hrtechfeed.com/the-muse-gets-more-funding/  Knoetic, the #1 Chief People Officer (CPO) platform and “single source of truth” for people analytics, today announced its $36M Series B. https://hrtechfeed.com/knoetic-raises-36m-series-b-empowering-chief-people-officers-to-make-better-data-driven-decisions/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/silkroad-technology-announces-texting-features-for-onboarding/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/professional-network-platform-gets-28m-in-funding/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/findem-lands-30m-investment/

    Indeed's EVP Maggie Hulce

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 15:02


    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.

    HR Tech Pitchfest Finals

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 66:27


    Spotlyfe led the way by winning the 2022 HR Tech conference pitchfest.

    Indeed Flex, Joonko and PI Funding

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 5:37


    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. https://hrtechfeed.com/diversity-recruiting-platform-raises-25-million/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/assessment-platform-predictive-index-lands-new-funding/  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. https://hrtechfeed.com/a-new-ats-enters-the-fray/ 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.

    Skyhive's New Job Description Generator

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 32:11


    Skyhive.ai has a new job description generator tool. I talked with CEO Sean Hinton and product person Chris Toplack about how it works.

    Sense Acquisition, Namely Merger

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 5:49


    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. https://hrtechfeed.com/sense-expands-ai-talent-engagement-platform-with-skillate-acquisition/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/namely-merges-with-vensure-employer-services-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. https://hrtechfeed.com/skyhive-launches-search-engine-for-workforce-talent-strategies/

    Donald Knight, CPO of Greenhouse Software

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 28:03


    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.

    Demo and Q&A with Cliquify

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 44:32


    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. https://www.cliquify.me/

    HireRoad Makes an Acquisition

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 5:21


    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. https://hrtechfeed.com/hireroad-acquires-peopleinsight/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/new-hr-tech-from-crosschq-turn/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/upworks-future-workforce-report/ 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

    Beyond the Resume

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 58:25


    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! https://www.jobsync.com/post/beyond-the-template-beyond-the-resume

    Big Funding for Hibob and Lawyer Jobs

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 6:05


    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.  https://hrtechfeed.com/career-marketplace-for-nurses-raises-80-million/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/on-demand-recruiting-marketplace-lands-5-million/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/hibob-raises-150m-series-d/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/talent-development-platform-gets-25-million-in-funding/ 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.  https://hrtechfeed.com/new-job-board-for-lawyers/ 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

    Gartners Future Workplace trends

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 9:27


    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 https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/9-future-of-work-trends-post-covid-19

    Bacon, Lever and Workday Rising

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 3:37


    The Bacon (www.bacon.work) 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/gig-app-bacon-work-secures-8-million-funding/ Lever, a leading talent acquisition suite, is joining Employ in another merger of ATS vendors.  https://hrtechfeed.com/ats-merger-employ-to-acquire-lever/ 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.  https://hrtechfeed.com/workday-announces-the-return-of-workday-rising-the-same-week-of-hr-tech/ 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!

    The Rise of Text Recruiting

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 39:06


    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 Emissary.ai 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

    Kona, InternMatch & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 4:04


    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.  https://hrtechfeed.com/internmatch-raises-series-a/ Job.com, 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 Job.com's strategic plan to develop revenue and reach by acquiring successful businesses and supporting intelligent growth with the application of Job.com's proprietary technology.  https://hrtechfeed.com/job-com-acquires-another-recruiting-firm/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/employee-experience-platform-for-remote-teams-raises-4-million/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/allwhere-gets-9-5-million-for-its-onboarding-and-engagement-service/

    Demo Day Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 49:16


    In the last demo day for the summer you'll hear from 3 vendors as they show off their features in rapid fire fashion.

    Steven Rothberg from CollegeRecruiter.com

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 27:17


    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?

    Hireart is Alive, Bullhorn & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 4:15


    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. https://hrtechfeed.com/15five-raises-52-million-series-c/ 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.   https://hrtechfeed.com/pre-employment-screening-platform-lands-8-5-million/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/w2-contractor-platform-lands-26-million/ ResumeSieve™ announced the completion of a 2-way integration between The Sieve™ and the iCIMS applicant tracking system. https://hrtechfeed.com/resumesieve-announces-icims-2-way-integration-launch/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/bullhorn-acquires-sourcebreaker/

    Equitable Interviewing with Jackye Clayton from Textio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 58:22


    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.

    Sourcing Panel Discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 34:53


    At RecruitDC a few weeks ago I recorded the panel on sourcing. Enjoy the audio. Recap: https://www.rectechmedia.com/blog/2022/6/22/recruitdc-recap

    CareerEco and Workvivo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 3:59


    CareerEco gets acquired. https://hrtechfeed.com/virtual-hiring-event-platform-acquired/ Workvivo lands Tiger Global Investment https://hrtechfeed.com/workvivo-raises-22m-series-b-as-employee-experience-market-booms/

    Jobsync Roundtable

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 59:31


    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?

    Magic Posts, New Partner Network and Some Healthcare Funding

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 6:13


    CareerArc Launches Magic Posts https://hrtechfeed.com/careerarc-magic-posts-for-employer-brand/ HackerRank Partner Network https://hrtechfeed.com/hackerrank-launches-new-partner-network/ Nomad health Raises $105 Million https://hrtechfeed.com/nomad-health-raises-105-million-for-healthcare-staffing/ TaskHuman lands $20 Million in Funding https://hrtechfeed.com/taskuman-raises-9-5-million-for-digital-coaching-platform/

    Gem.com's Rick Osmer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 4:35


    I caught up with Rick Osmer from the hiring platform Gem.com at Unleash in Las Vegas

    RecTech Demo Day Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 59:02


    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.

    Amit Parmar from Cliquify

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 6:38


    Cliquify.me is a unique recruitment marketing utility tool.

    Employee Referral tool Erin App

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 6:39


    Erin App is an employee referral tool. I caught up with Raul Aquino their new director of global sales at Unleash 2022.

    Adzuna CEO Talks About Getwork Acquisition

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 17:09


    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. 

    Virtual job training, job search engines and a new round of funding

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 5:11


    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.  https://hrtechfeed.com/ceipal-secures-16-5-million-in-series-b-funding/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/virtual-reality-job-training-tool-lands-35m/ Job search engine Adzuna,, announced the acquisition of job search engine Getwork. (formerly known as Linkup) https://hrtechfeed.com/adzuna-acquires-job-search-engine-getwork/ 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.  https://hrtechfeed.com/ats-fountain-raises-an-additional-100m/ 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 https://joshbersin.com/2022/06/cornerstone-acquires-sumtotal-for-200-million/

    Sense Co-founder Pankaj Jindal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 7:22


    I caught up with Pankaj Jindal the co founder of Sense and AI recruiting tool at Unleash America 2022.

    Unleash Interviews - Mark Jewett, CMO SmartRecruiters

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 11:37


    I sat down with the new CMO at SmartRecruiters the talent acquisition software suite.

    Are Virtual Hiring Events the Future of Talent Acquisition?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 20:22


    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?

    RippleMatch, Teal, Reflex In the News

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 5:19


    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).  https://hrtechfeed.com/gen-z-career-platform-ripplematch-raises-45m/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/job-search-tool-raises-6-3-million/ 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.  https://hrtechfeed.com/introducing-phenom-high-volume-hiring/ GR8 People, the only talent acquisition platform announced the unveiling of their new brand identity and market positioning. https://hrtechfeed.com/gr8-people-rebrands-as-the-everyone-platform/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/retail-employment-marketplace-gets-4-5m-seed-funding/

    Alex Murphy, CEO of Jobsync

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 10:00


    I talked with Alex Murphy the CEO of Jobsync at Unleash 2022

    Interview with Dalia - Birch Faber

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 5:33


    I chatted up Birch Faber, VP of Marketing at Dalia - live form the show floor at Unleash 2022.

    SellX is the "Upwork for Sales talent"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 17:03


    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?

    Upskilling, Career Sits and Skilled Trades

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 5:02


    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. https://hrtechfeed.com/upskilling-platform-lands-175-million-in-funding/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/skillpointe-secures-2-25-million-in-series-b-funding/ Hourly.io — 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/hourly-io-gets-27-million/  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.  https://hrtechfeed.com/hourwork-gets-another-2-5-million-in-series-a-funding/ 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.” https://hrtechfeed.com/careers-website-platform-launches/

    CHRO Panel Discusses Future of HR

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 32:48


    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.

    RecTech Demos

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 57:38


    Audio from our recent Demo Day. Apologies for the echo in some of the audio.

    Work With What You Got to Make Your Firm Attractive to Candidates

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 57:47


    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.

    Assembled, Velocity, WorkReels and SmartRecruiters

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 5:16


    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.”  https://hrtechfeed.com/workforce-management-tool-gets-51-million/ 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.” https://hrtechfeed.com/repvue-gets-5-million-in-new-funding-to-transform-how-sales-professionals-make-career-decisions/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/velocity-globals-gets-400-million/ ​​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. https://hrtechfeed.com/hr-tech-news-workreels-smartrecruiters/

    Seasonal Hiring/High Volume Hiring Discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 32:30


    We teamed up with the folks at Phenom to ring you some great audio from their recent Talent Experience Live show from Linkedin.

    Crosschq, Google, Fetcher and Workramp

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 4:43


    Fetcher, a full-service, recruiting automation platform, is happy to announce a $27M Series B investment led by Tola Capital… https://hrtechfeed.com/fetcher-raises-27-million-series-b/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/google-experimenting-with-job-training-info-in-search-results/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/workramp-acquires-the-enablement-squad/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/crosschq-acquires-recruiting-analytics-software/

    Goodtime CEO Aryhun Moon

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 25:32


    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.

    Mathison Gtes $25 Million for DEI Platform

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 5:14


    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. https://hrtechfeed.com/mathison-raises-25-million-to-launch-the-first-dei-operating-system/ 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..  https://hrtechfeed.com/indeed-to-offer-up-to-500-in-sponsored-job-credits-for-small-businesses/ 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.  https://hrtechfeed.com/certn-raises-50-million-for-background-checks/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/smb-recruiting-tool-wizehire-lands-30m/ DALLAS — HireLogic (www.hirelogic.com), an artificial intelligence (AI) powered human resources technology software firm that improves interview processes, has raised $4M in seed funding.  https://hrtechfeed.com/hirelogic-raises-4m-seed-funding-to-modernize-interview-processes/

    How To Approach Recruitment With A Sales Mentality

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 55:52


    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

    Candidate Resentment on the Rise

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 28:07


    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. 

    Wisq, GoodJob, Beamery

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 4:31


    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. https://hrtechfeed.com/employee-connections-platform-raises-40-million-to-combat-social-isolation-at-work/ 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.  https://hrtechfeed.com/goodjob-secures-5-75m-in-funding/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/moveworks-is-a-new-hr-support-platform/ 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. https://hrtechfeed.com/beamery-acquires-flux-a-new-type-of-talent-marketplace/

    Jobsync Rec Marketing Roundtable

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 61:00


    Audio from the latest Jobsync Recruitment Marketing Roundtable.

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