Phenom expanded its partnership with UKG to include certifications for Job Sync and Hosted Apply. The companies hope their relationship will improve candidate experience by creating a better application process, while adding automation to reduce manual tasks and improve recruiter efficiency. The goal is to help organizations accelerate time to hire and attract top talent.

Beamery closed a $50 million Series D funding round, taking the company to a valuation of over $1 billion and representing a 25% valuation uplift over its previous round. The funding was led by Teachers’ Ventures Growth, part of the C$242 billion Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. signed a reseller agreement with Mercer, the global HR consulting and asset management firm. Under the agreement, Mercer surveys will become available to’s 8,000 survey and B2B software subscribers.

High volume ATS provider Fountain released new recruiter tools meant to help support scheduling and interviewing of hourly workers. The update includes the ability for candidates to book time on recruiters’ calendars and to help with arranging both in-person and online interviews. The result, Fountain hopes, will be less wait-time for candidates in between steps in the process, as well as fewer tasks and emails on the part of recruiters.

The share of professionals freelancing increased to 39%, up three percentage points from 2021, according to research from Upwork. That represented some 60 million Americans. Some 73% said that perceptions of freelancing as a career are becoming more positive, up from 68% in 2021. During 2022, 43% of all Gen Z professionals and 46% of all Millennial professionals performed freelance work.

About 46% of workers are currently looking or plan to look for a new role during the first six months of 2023, said Robert Half. That’s up from 41% six months ago. The company’s biannual Job Optimism Survey also found that employees’ top reasons for making a move include a higher salary (61%), better benefits and perks (37%) and greater flexibility in choosing when and where they work (36%).

KarmaCheck, which uses “candidate-centric technology” to background checks, partnered with to allow customers to integrate KarmaCheck background checks into the overall applicant management system.  

Greenhouse made multiple additions to its team. The company hired Jung-Kyu McCann as its first chief legal officer, Kristina Salen as its chief financial officer and appointed Emily Rollins as a board member.

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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