Ceridian launched its Ideal Talent Marketplace, which is designed to deliver speed and staffing flexibility to both businesses and workers. The product aims to help Ceridian customers as they navigate a world of staffing shortages, thin agility and rapidly changing demand levels. Powered by Ceridian’s Dayforce Skills Engine, Talent Marketplace vets workers for jobs suited to their skillset, location and availability.

iCIMS added new features to its Talent Cloud in an effort to help talent teams gain intelligence, automate more tasks and prod existing employees to “design their next career opportunity” internally.

Modern Hire released a preconfigured pre-hire assessment for candidates seeking employment as a commercial driver. Called Virtual Job Tryout for Drivers, the module joins the company’s portfolio of job simulations and text-based assessments, which the firm said is designed to measure the skills and abilities necessary to succeed in a role, and also provide candidates with a realistic idea of what a typical day on the job is like.

Lattice said that data from Mercer Compensation Benchmarks is now available through the company’s new Compensation product. Compensation was launched in July 2022 to connect performance and compensation as a way to drive more effective strategies and transparency around pay decisions. Lattice said its alliance with Mercer represents “a natural evolution” through its offering of improved efficiency, clarity and ease of use. 

Hiring software company Greenhouse released new capabilities that give recruiters and hiring teams a structured way to set, track and measure their work against hiring goals. Greenhouse Goals helps talent acquisition teams set goals at an individual or company-wide level, offering greater transparency into their performance and visibility into areas of improvement.

Job.com secured an undisclosed investment from Serengeti Asset Management and Ghost Tree Partners. The investment will accelerate the delivery and development of Job.com’s technology and fund further acquisitions in the recruitment and staffing sector.

Talroo launched its Publisher Optimization Platform, or POP. The platform helps community news sites, career sites, blogs and job sites integrate machine learning-driven job search services within their overall experiences, articles, content, job listings and job alerts.  

Sapia.ai, the Australia-based developer of Smart Chat Interviewer, raised $17 million in a Series A round led by Macquaire Capital and Woolworths Group’s W23 venture capital arm. In a statement, the developer said the funding will be used to continue its overseas expansion, including offering its product in multiple languages.

The majority of gig workers face a variety of unique and pressing financial challenges as well as a lack effective tools to help them achieve financial stability. According to new research led by nonprofit Commonwealth and supported by Green Dot Corporation, most of today’s gig workers have little or no savings for emergency expenses on top of income instability.

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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