HCM Talent Technology Roundup – April 16, 2021

Hired announced its new solution and rebranding after its acquisition by Adecco Group’s Vettery in November. As had been planned, Hired has absorbed Vettery and will operate as a single-platform talent marketplace.

Before the acquisition, Hired was known as a job board focused on technology talent. After the transaction, the companies said they’d be combined into a single talent solution for technology, marketing, sales and finance roles. This week’s announcement said the new Hired will include tech and sales jobs.

The platform has also added new markets including Atlanta, Dublin, Minneapolis and Philadelphia, bringing the number of regions served across North America and Europe to 18. CEO Josh Brenner said employers’ current focus on flexibility and unbiased sourcing “has only deepened the need for technologies like Hired to bring a more transparent, equitable, and efficient hiring experience to the forefront.”


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ZipRecruiter added an “Act Fast” feature that notifies employers when candidates are being actively recruited by others. The label indicates that the candidate has recently received a signal of intent from multiple other employers and encourages interested companies to reach out quickly.

Background screening firm IntelliCorp formed an alliance with Greenhouse to provide IntelliCorp customers with an integrated solution that helps simplify background screening and enhances the candidate experience. The integration allows for secure data sharing, and provides access to IntelliCorp’s mobile applicant portal, where candidates self-enter the information needed for background checks from their phone, laptop or desktop.

SocialChorus launched a new FirstUp Studio employee experience platform along with a new set of products called Content Microapps. The package is meant to give HR, communicators, managers and IT managers the ability to “orchestrate” a digital employee experience, while making it easy for workers to create personalized content without knowing how to code.

Workday announced new capabilities for Workday Extend, which helps users extend the use of Workday applications to meet specialized needs. The company said new orchestration, data and logic capabilities will help customers increase their system’s abilities and aid agility.

First Advantage acquired the U.K. background screening business of GB Group, a global digital identity and location services provider. The acquisition expands First Advantage’s footprint and capabilities in the U.K. and EMEA. GBG U.K. customers will continue to use their existing screening platforms, and will also have access to future enhancements on First Advantage’s global technology platform.

The Planet Group agreed to acquire I.T. Works Recruitment, a niche technology recruitment firm handling permanent and contract placements across North America. Originally founded in 2004, in the U.K., I.T. Works Recruitment expanded into the U.S. in 2013 and is headquartered in Atlanta.

isolved acquired Givful, a workplace philanthropy platform. isolved said the acquisition will help its customers’ talent acquisition efforts by strengthening employer branding as well as employee engagement.

Fuel50 raised $15.5 million in a Series B funding round led by PeakSpan Capital and Shearwater Capital. With the funds, Fuel50 plans to increase its presence across the U.S., EMEA and Australasia, while accelerating product development to include additional analytics and talent intelligence. To date, Fuel50 has raised approximately $28.2 million. Since 2020, Fuel50 said it has seen 70% year-over-year growth in recurring revenue, and grown its customer base by 23%.

GR8 People said it had a strong first-quarter performance that included customer gains, increased recognition and development of new product features. Among the period’s highlights were new integrations with HR technology vendors such as ADP, Accurate Background and Ceridian/Dayforce, the company said. CEO Diane Smith cited “close partnerships, team experience, resilience and agility” as underpinning the company’s results.

Talent.com joined eQuestXpress, eQuest’s job board marketplace. The arrangement allows employers to post jobs without requiring job board contracts or licenses at a discounted rate.  Separately, the company named Philippe Bonin to be its first CFO.

Theo Rokos was named president of video screening provider Wedge. Most recently he was chief revenue officer at Job.com, and co-founded GreenJobInterview.

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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