A partnership between Eightfold AI and IT services company Tata Consultancy will have TCS offer services for the Eightfold Talent Intelligence Platform. The companies will also develop joint solutions enabling enterprises to transform talent outcomes, retain top performers, upskill and reskill the workforce, recruit top talent efficiently and reach diversity goals. “We believe through our partnership with Eightfold, we can help organizations manage workforce skills at scale and unleash their potential via AI-enabled skill curation,” said Ram Subramanian, global head of TCS’s human capital practice.

Compensation software provider beqom announced its latest product upgrades, which include improved capabilities for compensation planning, advanced currency management and enhanced support for global compliance. The user experience now includes improved mobile dashboards and production-quality “beautiful reporting,” which is available to all users.

TeamSense, which provides text-based HR technology for hourly workers, launched Text-to-Apply, a new product for the hourly worker recruitment process. TeamSense doesn’t require an applicant to have a computer or email address, nor do they need to download an application to their phone. Text-to-Apply allows employers to establish branded text keywords for recruiting. The keyword costs customers $95 a month and requires no integrations with existing infrastructure.

Pillar, an interview intelligence platform, announced its launch. The platform leverages AI and in-interview coaching to provide employers with a way to assess a candidate’s fit for a role during the interview process. With the launch, the company is adopting and expanding its initial vision and product.

Technology staffing company mCubed will partner with LUX interactive, a digital consultancy. The companies joined forces to deliver solutions that include custom software development and organizational transformation.

RPO Hire Velocity rolled out a new division, ProIQ, to serve as a full-service digital marketing agency focused on attracting candidates. ProIQ  helps clients build their employer brand, market to and attract candidates and identify new talent markets using recruitment marketing, employer branding and location analysis. Managing Director Sara West leads the unit.

London-based HR Path announced its merger with PlusHR Group, a UK HR and recruitment company that specializes in the recruitment of HR professionals. HR Path offers HR services from strategic thinking to deployment of integrated solutions, support and managed payroll services. PlusHR’s Consult business is one of the UK’s leading recruitment firms specializing in recruiting HR professionals for corporate positions.

Staffing firm Hire Dynamics acquired Texas-based Select Staff. The combined company will allow Hire Dynamics to serve clients and provide jobs through 60 branch locations across Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Hire Dynamics serves clients in manufacturing, logistics, e-commerce, contact center and office support.

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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