PandoLogic announced the availability of pandoSELECT, which helps users to attract, engage and manage candidates. pandoSELECT is a bundled solution that combines programmatic job advertising with a candidate management dashboard and conversational AI chatbot.

Flexibility is now one of the top three concerns candidates prioritize when they’re considering a new role, along with compensation and job fit, according to a report from Qualtrics. The findings illustrate how employee expectations have changed dramatically over the course of the pandemic, as millions of workers experienced working from home – and how difficult those expectations would be to change.

Even with a record number of job openings in the U.S., many candidates say they are struggling with their job search, according to staffing firm PeopleReady. Over half of the  job seekers it surveyed – about 54% – said it has been “difficult” or “extremely difficult” to find a job that fits their preferences. The top reasons that people were looking for a new job in the first place include flexibility, higher pay and job satisfaction.

PivotCX released the beta version of its Real-Time Video communications package, which will be an addition to its talent acquisition communications hub. The company said the addition of video will provide a high level of interoperability across  existing channels already in place.  

HireVue announced a new pre-hire assessment to measure a candidate’s agile mindset. In a job market filled with constant change, the company said, this assessment helps employers identify candidates with a propensity for faster thinking, efficiency and flexible ways of working.

Oyster announced the launch of its Guided Hiring Process. The Guided Hiring Process is meant to reduce the complexity of global hiring, while helping organizations gain access to a larger pool of global talent.

Phone screening platform Qualifi announced a strategic partnership with Fountain, developers of an ATS for high-volume hiring. The two platforms are now directly integrated to streamline, scale and expedite the recruiting process for both applicants and recruiters.

Eightfold AI rolled out Eightfold Talent Flex, an AI-based solution that helps both HR and Procurement specialiasts source and manage high quality contingent workforces more efficiently.

WorkGenius acquired JBC, a New York-based staffing company. The company said it will leverage its proprietary algorithm, to better match its talent pool using factors that can reduce unconscious bias, including gender/sex.

Consult PR, a digital marketing firm, completed a successful beta program and is now offering recruitment process outsourcing for its clients.

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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