HCM Talent Technology Roundup – January 8, 2021

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Acquisitions, Product Enhancements Kick Off 2021

Paradox acquired Spetz.io, an Israeli messaging platform focused on candidate communications. Founded in 2017, Spetz conducts automated chat to handle tasks such as pre-screening and scheduling.

Appcast launched a premium managed service for enterprise customers to improve the results of employers’ online job advertising programs. Appcast Premium combines programmatic technology with a team of recruitment advertising specialists to provide coverage across all leading job sites.

Learning platform Develop now recommends related next courses when users complete a current course. The recommendations will follow paths that guide learners from the introduction of new skills to course-completion certificates, allowing them to branch off to related topics.

Randstad RiseSmart announced two solutions that connect employers with qualified talent, internal and external. The first, FirstLook Recruiter Edition, offers talent acquisition teams free searching and sourcing across RiseSmart’s network and aggregates talent across the company’s customer-branded talent directories. The second, FirstLook Enterprise Edition, allows RiseSmart customers to match people to jobs to improve internal mobility and outsourcing.

SilkRoad Technology released an interview scheduling tool within SilkRoad Recruiting. The feature helps automate interview scheduling to improve speed time to hire and the candidate experience.

Enterprise learning platform NovoEd launched a new integration with Degreed. The integration will allow shared customers to provide a seamless learning experience within both platforms. The companies said that linking their platforms will facilitate a wide variety of learning activities that can be tailored to an enterprise’s or learner’s specific needs. Users can also launch NovoEd programs through Degreed’s LXP, while administrators can push learning from NovoEd to Degreed and sync course changes between systems.

Hiretual launched new diversity hiring features for sourcing, workforce planning, and recruitment performance reporting. The tools allow recruiters to conduct detailed searches for candidates from underrepresented groups when they access the company’s AI Sourcing, Market Insights, Reports, and Search ATS features. Hiretual also released a Diversity Analytics dashboard to give teams visibility of diverse representation in their existing talent pipelines.

Separately, Hiretual launched AI sourcing updates to help improve accuracy when identifying candidates with security clearances on professional websites. The platform added a Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) filter to its clearance sourcing suite and refined the quality of searches with a Security Clearance Inference feature to build confidence in search results through the identification of government agencies and employers within profiles.

Sourcing software provider Beeline and The Mom Project, a talent marketplace focused on women and diversity, launched a platform intended to accelerate diversity within Fortune 2000 contingent workforces. Beeline CEO Doug Leeby said the product provides an “effective, plug-and-play answer” to employers that want to expand their D&I efforts to external workers.

TraLaMa, the Trade Labor Marketplace, launched an online resource to help businesses and skilled trade laborers connect for either full-time employment or short-term work. Using either TraLaMa.com or a mobile app, laborers can create an account, build a profile, browse, and respond to job openings. Businesses can post full-time or one-time openings, choose from available laborers and hire one or more workers. TraLaMa contains 28 trade skills categories and 36 business types.

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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