Beamery launched new chatbot and messaging tools in an effort to help employers personalize their candidate experience. The chatbot automates efforts like screening, interview scheduling and candidate engagement, helping global talent teams reduce time to hire “from weeks to days,” the company said, and delivering a personalized experience for any candidate interacting with the employer’s brand.

Greenhouse added three features to its product suite with the goal of helping organizations improve their hiring processes and results. The company said the new tools will provide more transparency and allow for clearer hiring expectations across an organization. The features promise to engage and align goals within recruiting teams, leading to a stronger hiring process and delivering measurable results.

Modern Hire launched a self-service reporting system to help companies identify opportunities for improvement in their candidate recruiting and hiring funnel with analytics. Through visualizations and data exports the product allows clients to access the number, conversion rates and timing of candidates moving from the initial invite to the final stages of hiring. The company hopes the offering will help companies to get insight into their hiring processes and adjust for better outcomes.

HireVue launched HireVue Builder for Live, a solution designed to aid in enterprise hiring. The product combines the company’s structured interview generator with its live interview platform as a way to bring “consistency and fairness” to every version of virtual interviews.

CodeSignal announced the release of a new scoring system and custom AI-generated insights designed to help companies evaluate skills for technical hiring. The company said the system uses a two-tiered scoring report, analyzing data from its pool of candidates, to provide insight into a candidate’s proficiency level in each skill assessed.

Ninety-two percent of HR professionals are just as or more willing to hire someone who was laid off, according to a new study from BambooHR. In fact, more than half of the survey’s respondents said they believe that uncertainty in the economy provides a larger talent pool of qualified candidates (55%) and an opportunity to pick up quality hires from other companies after downsizing (52%).

Evolia, a workforce management platform previously known as Voilà!, unveiled an “employer-powered” talent pool for finding and hiring frontline workers. With it, the company said it hopes to help increase user flexibility and place the worker at the center of the operational process.

By 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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