While salary is still a priority for candidates, flexible and remote scheduling options play an outsized role in their decision-making, according to FlexJobs. But, the company found, many job seekers can get the flexibility they want without giving up compensation. While FlexJobs said salary was the top consideration for candidates – cited by 83% of them – remote work came in close behind at 77%.  

Dalia relaunched as a job seeker-focused hiring platform that automates the recruiting process and aims to simplify the candidate’s experience. The platform includes career sites, SMS and email tools, mobile-first job applications and automated scheduling. In a blog post, CEO Sam Fitzroy said the company means to build products that remove “pain and friction” from the process for job seekers.

Clockwise announced Clockwise Links, a smart scheduling product that finds the best gathering time for anyone involved in a meeting. Users can schedule external meetings, providing a link that indicates openings on a calendar and taps into AI-driven insights that help preserve focus time and account for user preferences.

SucceedSmart launched an executive search platform, which the company said will bring a “modern, digital” approach to executive search while prioritizing diversity in leadership.  The company also raised $6 million in seed funding.  

Talent engagement and communications firm Sense launched Sense Discover, a solution that provides automated, intuitive matches and more efficiently connects candidates and jobs. The product uses an AI-based matching system to determine similarities between jobs, candidates and skills.

HackerRank announced $60 million in Series D funding in a round led by Susquehanna Growth Equity. To date, HackerRank has raised more than $115 million in total funding. The company will use the latest round to accelerate its ability to facilitate technical hiring for in-demand roles and skills. The funding will also be used to expand the company’s services, invest in technical innovation and partnerships, and scale headcount across all departments.  

Sprockets closed a $10 million round of Series A financing. The round was led by Forte. Sprockets uncovers potential hires who share personality traits with a location’s top performers, revealing which applicants should best fit with each business’s needs.

HourWork, a recruitment and retention platform for quick-serve restaurants, closed a $10 million Series A round. The company will use the funds to scale its customer support, sales and marketing teams in order to meet increasing demand, and to move forward on product development initiatives.

Video recruiting platform Wedge raised $2 million in funding. The company’s pitch: Promote authentic connections between candidates and recruiters by providing a platform where job seekers can tell their stories. Wedge CEO Matt Baxter said the company will introduce new products and expand its partnerships.

Accurate Background launched a new social media screening solution. The product searches posts on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and Twitter, and reveals images and text related to pre-defined risk categories. The resulting report provides an overview of a candidate’s online persona with text, images and searchable links to any flagged posts.

Remote unveiled an API to help companies scale and manage international teams. Launching with partners Sequoia Consulting and AngelList, the Remote API provides a seamless, customizable integration for businesses to pay and manage full-time workers around the world.

Mark Feffer

Mark Feffer is executive editor of RecruitingDaily and the HCM Technology Report. He’s written for TechTarget, HR Magazine, SHRM, Dice Insights, TLNT.com and TalentCulture, as well as Dow Jones, Bloomberg and Staffing Industry Analysts. He likes schnauzers, sailing and Kentucky-distilled beverages.


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