Assessment solution provider EduThrill partnered with Lever to integrate its pre-employment assessments solution and enable automatic curation of assessments from EduThrill’s content library with questions across a variety of skills and roles in different industries. The company said the integration will help employers evaluate and shortlist candidates before the final interview stage.

Nearly half of employees worldwide — including one-third of C-level leaders in the U.S. — would not recommend their company or their profession to their children or a young person they care about. Worse, said the Workforce Institute at UKG, a startling 38% of employees globally “wouldn’t wish my job on my worst enemy,” which rises to 45% in the U.S.  

While the impact of a potential recession and rising inflation dampens the hiring outlook, U.S. employers continue to report upbeat hiring plans, says ManpowerGroup. IT remains the strongest sector (+52%), despite headlines about tech hiring and layoffs. The weakest outlooks were predicted by employers in communication services (18%), goods & services (15%), transport, and logistics & automotive (5%).

Most enterprises are cautiously optimistic about conditions in 2023 and anticipate tapping outsourcing resources to control costs and meet the demand for talent, according to Everest Group’s annual Key Issues survey. More than 80% of respondents expect their investments in outsourcing for IT services and business process services to remain the same or increase in 2023 compared to 2022. Enterprises cited price and cost pressures as their number one concern this year, moving into the top position from second place during 2022. Talent/skills shortage dropped from first position to third, while adapting to evolving customer needs and business models occupied the second position.

Some 88% of companies worldwide are already using AI in some form to streamline their hiring, onboarding and upskilling processes. However, the talent platform Clapself said the level of automation in HR continues to lag other business functions such as sales and marketing. “Overall candidate experience, hiring costs and time it takes to fill a position continue to be major worries for hiring managers,” said CEO Anuj Kanish. 

Workday appointed Carl Eschenbach as co-CEO, where he will serve alongside Aneel Bhusri. He will remain on the Workday board of directors, of which he’s been a member since 2018.

Hourly work marketplace Snagajob said that Keith Forshew has been appointed chief executive officer.  

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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