Workforce software provider Remote launched a marketplace designed to connect employers and job seekers. Fully integrated with Remote’s global HR platform, Remote Talent allows employers to advertise openings with both hybrid and on-site local roles, and to access global candidates with experience working remotely and a desire to work with a fully distributed team.
WorkFusion unveiled Work.AI, a no-code platform that combines the capabilities of AI/machine learning, intelligent document processing and robotic process automation to help employers create an AI digital workforce.
Pearson and Forage, a platform that helps students land jobs at leading employers, partnered to embed job simulations into Pearson’s MyLab courseware platform and the Pearson+ digital textbook platform. Beginning this month, Forage’s simulations will be available to MyLab users studying 15 business and economics disciplines. Later this year, Pearson+ users will have access to Forage’s full library of nearly 350 job simulations.
Talent acquisition topped the list of serious challenges that business executives anticipate for 2024, according to the Employer Associations of America. Talent retention was their third-most concern, following cybersecurity. Executives said landing skilled professionals is their biggest challenge in terms of recruiting (47%). About 33% said skilled production workers are the most challenging to retain. Nearly three-quarters of executives, 72%, projected only flat to slight increases in sales/revenue for the year, compared to 53% in 2023.
Coding assessment platform Codeaid introduced the AI Interviewer. The features is designed to ease the logistics of technology recruiting by coordinating interviews, developing questions and providing consistent assessments.
Technology recruiters must adapt their approach to leverage advanced tools like ChatGPT if they’re going to remain successful, said technology recruiter and author Jonathan Kidder. “I see recruiters either embracing these new tools or ignoring them completely,” he told attendees of SourceCon’s recent conference. “Our industry will remain at the cutting edge of this technology, and I feel tech recruiters specifically need to understand these tools to remain fully employed in the future.”
Degreed enhanced its learning platform to help make continuous skill-building easier. New features include upgrades for the Degreed App in Microsoft Teams, additional reporting, improvements to the search experience using generative AI and the launch of Degreed Content Marketplace.
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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