Half of American businesses expect to see a reduction in headcount, while 52% predict instituting a hiring freeze, according to PwC. Meanwhile, 44% are rescinding job offers. At the same time, executives said acquiring and retaining talent is a serious risk. In particular, companies are on the lookout for people with skills that can help them grow.

Greenhouse selected smart interviewer provider Sapia.ai as an integration partner, enabling customers to access a chat-based AI assessment tool on the Greenhouse marketplace. Sapia’s solution interviews candidates through a blind chat conversation. From written responses, its AI can assess candidate suitability. Hiring teams can achieve immediate efficiency gains, disrupting bias in the hiring process, the company said. 

Screening technology provider Global HR Research integrated its advanced background screening solution with Avionté, which offers recruiting software for staffing firms. With the integration, Avionté’s clients can accelerate talent acquisition by leveraging the link with GHRR’s employment screening solutions, employee verifications and onboarding, individually and at scale, without needing to leave the AviontéBOLD platform.

Talent development platform GrowthSpace closed a $25 million Series B round led by Zeev Ventures. The money will be used to scale operations and help meet rapidly growing demand, the company said.

While 86% of employed Americans say they are very or somewhat happy in their current job, half are currently looking for a new job, 36% passively and 14% actively. According to a Harris Poll study sponsored by CareerArc, job seekers are turning to social media to find work: Some 58% of job seekers search for information about potential employers on social media while 48% of both Gen Z and Millennials with work experience have applied to opportunities they found on social media. More than 45% of job seekers say social media is very important to their job search.

While 93% of companies have either continued to increase their investment or spend the same on traditional sourcing channels like job boards and ads, few are measuring ROI or recognizing measurable improvements in hiring outcomes, according to study by Aptitude Research, funded by Aliro.

LiveHire and recruitment intelligence platform CrintellTech announced a strategic alliance. Going forward, LiveHire customers will be able to automate their process for sourcing and engaging with passive candidates from job board databases and professional networks. The CrintellTech Chrome App/Extension provides two products for the sourcing of external candidates and passing them directly into LiveHire.

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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