HCM Talent Technology Roundup – November 27, 2020

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Vettery Acquires Hired, Will Merge Products

Job-matching platform Vettery acquired Hired, a job board focused on technology talent. The companies plan to combine their solutions and position the resulting product as a comprehensive talent marketplace for technology, marketing, sales, and finance roles.

Hired boasts a high response rate from candidates on its platform, which it maintains by vetting users before letting them in. Vettery, which was acquired by Zurich-based Adecco Group in 2018, uses algorithms and analytics to match employers and candidates.

In an interview with TechCrunch, Vettery CEO Josh Brenner, who’ll lead the new organization, said the companies mostly complement each other, with just 5% customer overlap. And while Hired’s tools focus on software and engineering positions, while Vettery’s offer more breadth. Eventually, the new company will offer products under one brand, Brenner said.


Dice Adds Instant Messaging

Dice adding an instant messaging service, providing candidates and employers with another option to communicate directly from within its platform. The launch follows April’s introduction of Dice’s anonymous email feature, which allows users to keep their identity private until they’re comfortable enough with another party to reveal their identity.

Recruiters can access instant messaging from within Dice’s TalentSearch and its application results. Candidates can use it to connect with recruiters, in addition to using Dice’s Recruiter Profiles.

In a blog post, the Centennial, Colo., company said its priority with instant messaging was to “develop a service that would allow logged-in candidates to communicate with recruiters in an easy, frictionless way.” Because it’s integrated with Dice’s email platform, users can receive notification of new messages when they’re not logged into the site.

In its announcement, Dice called instant messaging “an important next step” toward its goal of becoming a comprehensive platform for hiring-related searching, matching and communicating in real time. During parent company DHI Group’s third-quarter earnings call, CEO Art Zeile called the feature “the second critical ingredient for full marketplace capability.”

The first ingredient was Recruiter Profiles, which Zeile described as “the first major release in Dice’s transformation from a job board to a full-scale career marketplace.” Zeile said Dice wants to provide a “trusted environment” where candidates and recruiters can research each other and safely communicate.


Doing Business

iCIMS and people analytics firm Visier finalized a partnership to incorporate analytics into customers’ talent strategies. The integration allows users of iCIMS Talent Cloud to anticipate workforce trends and needs while they’re planning, and also predict and measure their recruiting strategies’ performance, as well as how they align with business objectives.

Modern Hire released Text-Based Assessments, a new feature that embeds the company’s technology into the hiring process to help predict turnover. The new tool is offered as a brief assessment integrated into the company’s On-Demand Text interaction stage.

Eightfold.ai’s Talent Intelligence Platform launched into Oracle Cloud Marketplace and can now be integrated into Oracle Cloud’s infrastructure.

Dutch recruitment marketing platform VONQ will acquire IGB, a provider of job distribution, programmatic advertising and recruitment analytics. The company said IGB will benefit by adding media purchasing to its offerings, while VONQ Job Marketing Platform will leverage programmatic technology.

Software provider PeopleFactors launched a pre-hire assessment and screening tool. The solution creates reports and recommendations based on objective data to help companies identify and hire candidates with leadership potential.

PEO TriNet released a new version of its mobile app that includes more flexible benefits management and improved account security. It also provides access to real-time information on paycheck history, benefits, time-off requests, and flexible spending accounts.



Cappfinity appointed Stephen Mueller to its U.S. leadership team as head of consulting. He’ll take the lead on designing and delivering hiring solutions in America and will contribute to the company’s global growth efforts.

Craig Fisher became CEO of technology job platform Knack.io. The founder of TalentNet Media, he most recently led the RPO Allegis Global Solutions.

Outplacement firm CMP hired John Hernandez to be senior vice president of client strategies. Most recently he was CEO of the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He also worked at JP Morgan Chase.


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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