Remote closed a $300 million Series C round, led by SoftBank. The investment brings the company’s value to just about $300 million. CEO Job van der Voort said Remote will use the funds to develop new products, including contractor and global payroll platforms.

Snagajob launched Direct-to-Interview and Easy Apply. Together, they create a single online resume, followed by a list of well-matched jobs based on the candidate’s skills. Direct to Interview allows candidates to schedule an interview when they’re applying for a position, while Easy Apply uses a candidate’s Snagajob Profile instead of redirecting them to off-site applications.

Cangrade, a hiring solution designed to predict a candidate’s success, joined the UKG Connect Technology Partner Program, an ecosystem of solution providers that work with UKG. With the integration, employers can streamline their hiring processes by consolidating candidate information in one place, and provide a seamless candidate experience.

Hired said it’s evolving its marketplace strategy and expanding its platform to help employers find talent from anywhere, and job seekers pursue remote opportunities. The company also partnered with HR solutions providers Oyster and Remote to help employers source, hire, onboard and employ talent regardless of location.

Hiring platform Hireology will acquire the customer base of franchise-focused ATS Hyrell. Hyrell’s more than 1,200 franchisee customers will transition to Hireology, gaining access to the platform’s suite of pre- and post-hire tools.

Early-talent network Handshake acquired Talentspace, a European virtual and hybrid recruiting event platform. Designed to stage recruiting events for universities and global employers, Talentspace will strengthen Handshake’s suite of events products while accelerating the company’s expansion into Europe, the company said.

Restaurant and hospitality recruitment platform Landed closed a $7 million seed round. Javelin Venture Partners and Blockchain Capital led the funding. The investment will fund efforts to expand Landed’s user base and new product offerings. The company will also add new services on its platform to promote financial wellness.

LiveHire’s Direct Sourcing platform is now available on the SAP Store. The platform integrates with the SAP Fieldglass Contingent Management solution to help companies attract and engage external talent. The integration provides new capabilities in sourcing, branded talent attraction, native two-way text messaging and talent pooling.

Separately, LiveHire and nextSource announced a partnership that will offer employers a new direct sourcing solution. The partnership offers client-specific communities of pre-qualified talent and seeks to strengthen the candidate experience.

ThisWay Global plans to enhance its HR recruitment technology. The company will use IBM’s AI-powered automation software to help provide it integrate into businesses’ existing environments and match employers to candidates from diverse communities of applicants.

Mark Feffer

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


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