SmartRecruiters unveiled “Hiring Without Boundaries,” a new message designed to help talent acquisition teams “break free from the limitations of legacy technology.” The company believes the concept “is the future of talent acquisition,” said CEO Michael DeSimone. “It’s about helping companies meet people where they are and future-proofing their hiring strategies.” Driven by the no-boundaries concept, SmartRecruiters introduced a “boundless user experience for hiring teams,” including seamless integrations with Slack and Microsoft Teams.
People intelligence platform Nestor announced the launch of its Talent & Opportunities Marketplace to help organizations overcome mobility challenges. According to the company, the offering will allow talent teams to match candidates to the best-fit roles based on their skills and interests to help fill roles more efficiently. In addition, the marketplace will also be a singular location for making growth opportunities, including gigs, open roles, mentoring and learning, more easily accessible and available.
Sense announced an integration with Checkr, a provider of pre-employment background checks. According to the company, the integration automatically initiates Checkr background checks directly from its platform once a candidate signs an offer letter.
Technical hiring platform Codility released an AI-resistant library of tasks designed to mitigate cheating on skills assessments. The product allows customers to create tests that are ChatGPT-resistant or easily identify and filter out ChatGPT-solvable tasks.
True, a platform of talent management products and services, will acquire Jopwell, which focuses its hiring tools on Black, Latinx and Native American students, as well as early-to-mid-career professionals. The companies said Jopwell complements the executive-level recruitment focus of True Search and its sister organization, AboveBoard. True said the acquisition positions it as a leading technology and services firm for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in leadership.
Technology and professional power skills saw the biggest increase in course consumption during the first quarter of 2023, according to the learning company Udemy. The figures appeared in its Q1 2023 Workplace Learning Index, a quarterly report that highlights skills that are growing in demand among professionals. One clear takeaway: The rush to take advantage of generative AI has spurred massive growth in courses related to ChatGPT – 4,419%. Artificial intelligence and machine learning have become two of the most sought-after skills in technology. In addition to ChatGPT, Azure Machine Learning (281%), AI Art Generation (239%), Amazon EMR (227%) and Midjourney (218%) were the leading global tech skills.
By 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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