Talent development solutions company MaxKnowledge announced the launch of CareerPrepped, a virtual platform connecting talent, talent developers and employers to enable skills-based hiring at scale. The offering helps job seekers provide real-world evidence of their skills and then seek feedback from the community to understand which of their skills are perceived to be well-proven and which need stronger evidence. The goal is to help job seekers signal their skills to employers more effectively.

As companies ramp up layoff efforts to cut costs, a new survey finds holes in their offboarding processes, leading to ghosted exit interviews and stolen company equipment. According to Capterra’s  Employee Offboarding Survey, this “lax attitude” toward offboarding comes at a considerable cost. The survey found that 70% of HR workers said multiple employees skipped their exit interviews in the past year. In addition, nearly three-fourths said at least one employee didn’t return company-owned equipment, like a laptop or smartphone.

SilkRoad Technology completed a two-way integration between its candidate sourcing and applicant tracking systems, which the company said will create an end-to-end talent solution that covers the entire talent lifecycle. The combined systems, Search and Recruiting, will help organizations identify, reach, engage and convert talent, the company said. The integration’s goal was to allow clients to build strategic pipelines and deliver better candidate experiences from one location.

Willo, a Glasgow-based video interview company, announced an expansion of operations in the U.S. According to Insider.co.uk, the U.S. market already accounts for more than 65% of the business’s revenue.

By 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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