Salaries for in-demand positions in key industries are rising at “staggering rates,” according to a report from Randstad USA. The company found increases across all eight measured industries as Americans quit their jobs at an unprecedented rate to pursue new opportunities. The report also found a disconnect between workers’ demands and C-suite expectations about remote work amid the pandemic, which will make salary discussions more important for companies that cannot provide the level of flexibility some workers are seeking, Randstad said.

HireRight, a leading provider of global background screening services, announced a legally incorporated subsidiary in Mexico, which will allow more targeted regional support for the company’s growing customer base in Latin America. The company said it’s experienced significant growth in the region as multi-national employers adopt and expand global employment screening programs.

Infor formed a strategic partnership with iCIMS to deliver talent capabilities to key services industries throughout North America, including healthcare organizations. The companies aim to take the talent experience “from transactional to transformational” with sophisticated, simple and cost-effective solutions.  

LiveHire announced a strategic partnership with Broadleaf Results, a provider of talent acquisition and workforce management services. The deal will pair LiveHire’s AI-powered technology with Broadleaf’s workforce services. The companies said LiveHire’s software will provide Broadleaf with a talent platform that generates private, branded “Talent Clouds” to attract and engage permanent and contingent workers.

Fama, a screening product that allows prospective employers to review candidates’ behavior on social media, raised $10 million in Series B funding in a round led by Silverton Partners. The company will use the funding to expand its go-to-market team, launch new products and pursue product development. The company also plans to deepen relationships with its resale network to generate additional revenue from background screening firms, applicant tracking systems and other HCM software providers.

Checkr has developed a partnership with, a provider of software solutions for HR, benefits and payroll. GoCo said the relationship will “round out” its employee management platform with a fully integrated background check experience.

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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