Lever rolled out its winter release, which enhances analytics capabilities and ease of use. It offers an integration with Microsoft Team, an updated visual insights UI and additional dashboards. Lever said it now has more than 4,500 customers and added more than 100 technology partnerships and integrations in the last fiscal year.

ChartHop announced a partnership with Jobvite that will enable HR, hiring and finance leaders to improve communication across teams, increase visibility, utilize data and automate elements of their hiring workflows. Key features include headcount planning, recruiting capacity, data access and org chart updating.

SkillPointe launched StartPointe, a personality profile and career-matching solution focused on skilled careers that don’t require a four-year college degree. The solution is based on a proprietary mobile-first assessment format developed by Traitify by Paradox, and matches personality traits with a variety of skilled careers.

Cloud provider Alcor released a new applicant tracking system, TalentRun. It’s an automated, self-service enterprise ATS built on the ServiceNow platform, and is designed to help organizations implement automated, centralized management of their recruitment cycle. With the new release, TalentRun has been extended to offer various enhancements and features  including an enhanced user experience, improved efficiency, engagement tracking and productivity features such as bulk import and resume parsing.

Upkey released a new suite of online tools meant to level the playing field for job candidates who might otherwise be blocked from their desired career path. Among them are a job portal with 1 million early stage jobs, a resume builder and a job match scorer. Headquartered in Chicago, Upkey focuses on providing career resources for underserved young professionals in high school, college and into the working world.

Talespin, a computing company focused on workforce development and skills mobility, raised $20 million in Series C funding. The round was co-led by SEEK Investments and Allomer Capital. Talespin leverages immersive technology to remake how people learn new skills and measure skill competencies.

Qualifi, an on-demand screening platform, raised $2.5 million in seed financing. Rally Ventures led the round with participation from repeat investors Techstars, Sixty8 Capital, Elevate Ventures, Debut Capital and Flywheel Fund. Qualifi’s audio-based platform lets recruiters phone screen multiple candidates simultaneously. The financing will be used to advance the product with additional artificial intelligence, machine learning and natural language processing capabilities, and expand go-to-market efforts.

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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