LinkedIn launched new features for LinkedIn Recruiter meant to help companies improve the diversity of their candidate pools. Diversity Nudges alerts users when gender representation becomes unbalanced, and offers skills, locations and company filters to help address the issue. Employers can also highlight their values and organizational commitments on their company page through information on DEI, environmental sustainability, social impact, career growth, learning and work-life balance.

Modern Hire added new languages to its Automated Interview Scoring (AIS) module, which uses AI to evaluate candidate responses and provide hiring teams with recommended scores. AIS will now be offered in 23 languages, the company said, including dialects. Chief Science Officer Mike Hudy said the product will help enterprises “raise their game” when it comes to diverse and ethical hiring, and provide candidates with an engaging interview experience based on job-relevant questions.

PRO Unlimited introduced Total Talent Intelligence, a solution that provides real-time data on a company’s talent landscape to help it make better strategic hiring and retention decisions. TTI expands on and integrates with PRO’s IWM platform. It works with more than 205 billion data points and mines over 40,000 sources across 160 countries to provide up-to-date information on the talent landscape.

SilkRoad Technology added Entelo’s candidate search and recruitment marketing technology to its capabilities. The addition will complement SilkRoad’s solutions to deliver end-to-end experiences, from source to hire to retire. SilkRoad said the tools will also allow it to provide enterprise solutions that offer sourcing, marketing, candidate management, onboarding and mobility assistance.

Finding and hiring new talent is one of HR’s top priorities, said a survey from HR Dive. Just more than 36% of those responding said hiring was their top concern (36.5%), more than training (almost 8%) and tech (about 7%). Employers are “thinking about how to grow again,” said one respondent. “Even those organizations that had to do layoffs through COVID-19 are now in a position to bring talent back.”

Mitratech, a provider of legal, compliance and HR software, acquired the high-volume, hourly employee-focused applicant tracking and onboarding platform TalentReef. “Combining TalentReef’s best-in-class systems with Mitratech’s expertise, technology and global platform will ensure our customers’ hiring needs are serviced better and faster than anyone else in the industry,” said Mitratech CEO Mike Williams.

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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