Recruiting platform Wedge now has an integration with talent acquisition suite Lever. Through this integration, Lever customers can incorporate Wedge’s one-way video interviews into their recruiting workflow. Candidates receive a request to record a “wedge,” able to complete their response from any device, with no additional app or download required. Wedge said this asynchronous approach reduces screening time up to 75%.

Landed, which provides a mobile app connecting hourly food and retail workers with local employers, launched Landed Hiring Events. The product facilitates recruiting events by inviting, screening and scheduling to bring candidates to employer’s in-person or virtual hiring event.

Shiftboard, a provider of enterprise workforce scheduling software, has partnered with Randstad to help companies secure access to skilled contingent labor. The partnership provides a retention-based staffing approach by combining Shiftboard’s workforce scheduling solutions with Randstad In-House Services, which offer unique onsite management solutions for high-volume contingent workforces.

Recruiters are under pressure to fill a large number of positions in today’s labor market, reports Aptitude Research and Fountain, an ATS for high volume hiring. Almost two-thirds (65%) of the companies surveyed said they have high-volume hiring demands, which the study defines as needing to fill over 1,000 positions in a short period of time or receiving more than 1,000 applications per position. Positions that need to be filled include gig workers and hourly roles, customer service and call center representatives, healthcare staff, seasonal financial services professionals such as tax specialists or accountants, data entry specialists and statisticians. At the same time, companies aren’t seeing as many applicants for jobs as they did last year: almost seven in 10 said they’re getting fewer candidates applying than they did in 2020.

A growing number of U.S. employers are hiring, with many tapping current workers to fill open roles. According to Randstad RiseSmart’s Career Mobility Outlook report, 92% of employers are planning to hire in the next three months – an increase from 87% in Q1. The manufacturing sector is particularly bullish, with nearly 1 in 5 employers in the sector saying they plan to hire more than 10% of their total workforce in the coming months.


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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