CEIPAL launched a new marketplace partnership with Monster. The collaboration will provide unified access and reduced pricing to Monster job ads and CEIPAL features, all within the same CEIPAL platform. In addition to this partnership, CEIPAL already Monster integrations, which provide CEIPAL users with access to Monster’s native search capabilities.

Fountain closed an $85 million Series C round, led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2. The investment follows strong company momentum during 2021, the company said, as revenue grew 220% year-over-year. With this round, Fountain has raised $119 million to date. It will use the funding to invest in continued development of its hiring platform, to grow its sales and engineering teams and its operations and presence in EMEA and APAC.

Lever completed a $50 million Series D funding round with the Apax Digital Fund. The company said the investment will accelerate product development in talent analytics, talent discovery and DEI, as well as support growth in new markets. The Apax Digital Fund focuses on growth equity and growth buyout investments. Lever says it’s the only solution to provide talent acquisition with complete applicant tracking system and candidate relationship management capabilities in a single native platform.

Upwork announced Virtual Talent Bench, a series of features that help customers discover, organize, revisit and hire independent talent. Virtual Talent Bench features enable clients to establish a network of top independent professionals they can regularly work with on projects or to complement skill sets on their full-time teams. As a part of the release, a revised Discover page surfaces individual talent profiles and projects based on past searches and job needs.

PageUp unit Clinch formed a global partnership with Hiretual. The relationship will allow Clinch customers to use Hiretual’s hiring solution to match candidates and roles and scale their talent acquisition organizations with intelligent sourcing, engagement, integrations, and analysis.

More than a third of hospitality workers, 38%, say they’re considering or planning to leave their jobs within the next two months, according to research by experience firm Medallia. The report also found that 59% of industry organizations are working with less staff now than they had before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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