Cappfinity announced a newly expanded suite of immersive virtual reality experiences designed to help talent acquisition leaders recruit and retain strong candidates. The new experiences are the latest addition to Cappfinity’s suite of recruitment and development solutions that evaluates behaviors and provides role-specific insights for hiring managers.

GR8 People unveiled its new identity and market positioning. The company said the “strategic expansion of GR8 People’s talent platform capabilities are in direct response to the greatest workplace disruption in generations. Record breaking job openings, candidate expectations, the Great Resignation and changing ways of work have left organizations with shrinking talent pools, countless unfilled position, and obsolete legacy software,” GR8 People argues..

Laddrr, a platform that reimagines the landscape for working women, announced its launch to help 10 million mothers across the globe climb higher in their careers. Laddrr will be a resource hub for planning and managing both children and careers. Young adults, parents-to-be, parents, corporate managers and policy makers will find information to help inform their life and career choices, policy-making and management decisions. Laddrr also brings together a wealth of learning from parents at different stages as well as experts and partner organizations.

The career platform Guild announced a $175 million Series F financing round. The round will accelerate Guild’s ability to capitalize on momentum expanding into dynamic, in-demand sectors — furthering its mission of unlocking life-changing opportunities for America’s workforce.

The SkillUp Coalition, a national collaboration of nonprofits, training providers and employers, launched a re-designed platform to better support America’s workers on their upskilling journeys. This includes a fully updated training program catalog, local and national employer connections to jobs offering on-the-job training, and free weekly career coaching. The new user experience includes a focus on in-demand gateway jobs, for example, jobs that are attainable without a four-year degree, pay a good wage and unlock paths to high growth careers.

WorkGenius acquired U.S.-based staffing company JBC. The combined company will be close to $100 million in revenue, with EBITDA in the high teens and more than 250 employees. The company grows north of 50% YoY, driven by a tenured team, unique technology product, strong trends of digitalization in the human capital space, and a shift to flexible workforce models.

SkillPointe, a marketplace designed to help solve the country’s skilled worker shortage, closed a $2.25 million Series B-3 financing round. The Presidio Group, an investment bank to the automotive retail and consumer mobility sectors, served as financial advisor to SkillPointe during the transaction. 

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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